I found Picture the Homeless because I was hungry. I went to a soup kitchen and heard somebody talking about this place they went to, where you could get a lot of knowledge and a snack. I went looking to fix my own housing situation, and when I got here I met a brother soldier of mine who I fought against the NYPD with in the Tompkins Square Riots… so I knew I was in the right spot. At PTH, I gain knowledge and I share my own knowledge with others. I love interacting with other organizations, networking, going to Albany or City Hall. My proudest moment was the time a bunch of us got thrown out of a City Council meeting for making a ruckus. I’m involved because my city is under attack. Gentrification will change everything but my heart. I tell people, if you’re tired of talking about the problem and ready to do something about it, PTH is the place to be. This is a real family. We argue and fuss sometimes, but when it comes down to taking care of business, we come together and make it happen.