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“No One Really Chooses to Be Homeless”

“I saw children that came, who literally looked lost, and some of them they were blaming themselves for the family‚Äôs homelessness.” Desmond Pullen started volunteering at a homeless shelter for families near his home in Snohomish after retiring from his job as a school principal in 2005. Today, Desmond works at that same shelter as an advocate for children living there. Desmond came to StoryCorps with nine-year-old granddaughter Thandi Venema to talk about his work at the shelter, and how Thandi has also become involved.

This story aired on KUOW in June of 2015.

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