Phil Dean, 83 and also known as "Chief Wild Turkey," is a resident of Tilghman Island.
After recently being beaten in a metro station, Loretta Grasso, struggled to control her emotions and fear during her journey to a courthouse in Arlington, Va., where she would meet her attacker. Loretta, 54 and homeless, sustained broken cheek and brow bones, as well as two broken wrists and four broken fingers, during the assault.
Stoney Burke, a 64-year-old homeless veteran, plays his guitar at his home after he was found by the Vet Hunters in a desert camp in Duarte, California, September 28. The Vet Hunters Project is a non-profit organization with volunteers who go out into the community and help veterans who have been misplaced through homelessness. Burke has been homeless for more than three years.
RetiredCol. Carlisle "Smitty" Harris from Tupelo, Mississippi, Harris spent almost 8 years of his career in the U.S. Air Force as a prisoner of war in Vietnam after he was shot down from his aircraft. During his captivity he learned and taught "tap code" to other POWs. This form of communication allowed himself and the rest of the prisoners to talk to each other because they weren't allowed to speak to one another.
Charles "Chuck" Hanlan stares out at the city of Syracuse, N.Y., through the community kitchen window of the Syracuse Rescue Mission. Although Hanlan has been unemployed for more than seven years, he still puts his faith in God that he will help him get a job.
Tommy Everett, a former Marine, while talking about his past sits back and pauses while thinks about all the life changing events that he's experienced. Tommy turned his life around from being homeless and a drug addict to running a homeless shelter and a church.
Robert "Bobby" Magee waits outside on the corner for change while smoking a cigarette in Syracuse, N.Y. Bobby, unemployed, daily stays along the sides of streets of Syracuse asking for any spare change.