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Do you know me?

My name is Sam. All my life I have wanted to be a fireman and I have taken the fireman’s examination seventeen times, never passing. Finally they told me I couldn’t take the test anymore, because with my mental disability, I am unlikely to ever pass. I want to work but no one will hire me. My wife also has a disability; she is in the hospital right now, heavily medicated after a psychotic episode. I am hoping to get some money to feed our one year old child. He was born in the backseat of our car, which is where we live.hmc14

Can you see us? We are some of the many faces of Fairfax County’s homeless community. Please help the homeless be seen. This link will bring you to a page to find out what you can do to help the homeless in Fairfax County.

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