‘Now I’m One of Them’: Michigan Teacher Survives Life on the Street

For several months in the fall of 2014, Dana Knight was homeless in Grand Rapids. She has since found her own apartment.

Dana Knight had an education, a good job, and a loving family. But when she lost her home, she suddenly found herself out on the street during one of the coldest months of the year.

“The humbling thing is I’ve always had compassion for homeless people, but now I’m one of the homeless people. These are the people you’ve been driving by on Division all your life,” she said.

Find out how Feeding America West Michigan together with a local homeless shelter, Degage Ministries, helped her survive homelessness with her health and dignity intact.

Read Dana’s Story