Tag Archives: homelessness

Brunetti, Gerard E. – OH1941

Gerard Brunetti talks about his lifestyle and living situation as a vagabond musician and inventor. He explains the distinction that he makes between being a vagabond and being homeless. He describes hitchhiking across country, talks about Charles Mingus as an … Continue reading

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Homner, Michael – oh1845

Mike Homner came from a middle class family and held various jobs before becoming homeless. He was homeless for five years, but at the time of this oral history he had acquired housing.  He identifies the main causes of homelessness … Continue reading

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Leonard, Carrie – OH1930

Carrie Leonard talks about the experience of being homeless. She describes her arrival in Boulder from Longmont, circa 2002, along with her two children. She describes how a typical day starts at the shelter, positive activities that occupy her time, … Continue reading

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Domenico, Cindy – OH1955

In this wide-ranging interview with Boulder County Commissioner Cindy Domenico, she discusses many issues of current concern for the county commissioners and the people of Boulder County including the regulation of fracking; open space agriculture and local food production generally; … Continue reading

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Fanshier, Elizabeth – OH1948

Elizabeth Fanshier speaks candidly and movingly about her life circumstances, including: being abandoned by her mother at the age of six, being raised by a sister, serving in the Navy until an injury sidelined her, being imprisoned for five years … Continue reading

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Taylor, Walter Anthony (Tony) – oh1940

Walter Taylor talks about his life, what led him to being homeless, and the challenges of homeless life. He talks about good jobs he has had in the past; his previous struggle with alcoholism; the way that religion has helped … Continue reading

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Mitchell, Chris – OH1848

Chris Mitchell, who found himself homeless after a divorce, talks about what it was like sleeping on the street for the first time and the hurdles that keep people homeless. Through his experience of being homeless, he met people who … Continue reading

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Harms, Greg – OH1211

Greg Harms, born in Kansas in 1961 and educated at Kansas State University and Harvard Business School, has been the director of the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless since 2002. In this interview he gives an overview of the shelter’s … Continue reading

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