August 2010

The last week was a blur of excruciating hunger and several feeble suicide attempts. He sat down in the old abandoned factory along the river and just stared at it. He didn’t know what would happen, but he figured it wouldn’t be good. Depression is...

Published by Greater New Orleans Foundation, Second Line Blog, July 29, 2010 I’ve spent most of my professional life for the past five years since Hurricane Katrina thinking about home. What home means; what it means to lose a home; and how it feels to be...

Her five children, ages 8 to 17, have lived through their mother’s hell.  Yet when they kiss her goodnight, they see a survivor.  A victim of numerous rapes and unremitting domestic violence who turned to drugs for solace – Wendy has made the changes in...