When I met Duane, he struck me as a very kind, clever man with real life about him. Duane had spent 38 years living on the streets before finding a permanent home. I produced this piece for The Salvation Army and got a chance to spend several days with Duane over the course of a few months. His story is inspiring and I hope he continues to thrive.
On any given night in America, there are well over 500,000 men and women living on the street. For more than 38 years, Duane was one of them, until he found his way to The Salvation Army’s Bell Shelter, a homeless shelter and addiction recovery program located in Southern California. Watch and see how Duane’s life was transformed by God, and how he finally has a permanent home of his own.