She walked with me through the dark and seemingly chaotic streets of Skid Row at night. Like an older sister, she watched over me to make sure I was safe. That people weren’t going to take advantage of me or harass me. She became my shield, my guiding angel. She had been living on the streets long enough to know everyone; who to trust and who to stay away from. Being homeless for so long it gave her a hardened tough exterior, but the way she took me under her wing showed her softer side, a sweet and nurturing heart. As soon as she was sure I was safe she quickly disappeared into the night. Donna Monique, the self appointed “Hood Patrol.”
People often message me asking how they can donate to support and be a part of what I do. I've never been one to ask for donations, but it definitely comes in handy.
Each person on Skid Row is unique and has their own unique circumstances, so it's hard to anticipate how to address people's needs before I meet them. So having some extra funds gives me more flexibility as to how I can help others.
If you're one of these people who has it in their heart to contribute in this way, this donate button is just a more convenient way to do so. Thank you for your support!