From Saskatchewan, has lived in B.C. since he was 13 years old.
Randy was married and has a son.
He has tried living an established lifestyle but things happen and he ends up back on the street.
He has been clean off heroin for 3 years.
The street is his home and the homeless are his family. “We rely on and look out for each other. If someone is missing from their usual spot, we look for them. No one else cares.”
Advice to young people thinking about a life on the street:
“Get an education and don’t become a criminal. It’s no picnic on the street.”
Words for the world:
“Panhandlers are not petty thieves and criminals as we are presumed to be. We are human beings, surviving on the streets the best we know how.”