Before Michele moved into housing, she cycled between various shelters and friends' houses. She had worked as a hairdresser for 33 years, which led to problems with her back, then surgery, then painkiller-- then homelessness.
Now that she has a place to call home, Michele is at peace. "I can stay in during the cold winter months, I can eat when I want, and I can reflect." she says.
Michele considers herself a creative person, and she has taken up drawing, although she misses the creativity of hairstyling. "I would rather be able to work."
She is truly thankful for all she has, and has a message for the donors and all those who made her housing possible. "I know this was done out of love."