Richard has been on the street since he was 13 years old, in and out of group homes and Government Children’s Aid. He says it really sucked.
Self employed as an Urban Ecologist, collecting scrap metal, cans and bottles. He gets meals from garbage bins and the doughnut hole, behind the doughnut shop.
“The free meals are only for the mentally ill and old people.”
Advice to young people thinking of a life on the street:
“It’s scary out here, but you learn something new every day. I’d tell young people to go back home and stay in school.”