Charlotte Homeless Woman Is Sober with No Criminal Record

Charlotte Homeless Woman Is Sober with No Criminal Record

September 11, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger


– [Mark] Rosalyn. – Yes. – [Mark] We’re here in
Charlotte, North Carolina. You’re homeless, tell me about it. – Well, I’ve been going through
transition of homelessness of being in the shelter. I left a couple of months ago, and they just telling me,
“Oh, we don’t have no room.” They favoritism in a lot of ways, but you know I’m not even
worryin’ about that right now. But being evicted out of
apartment on Monroe Road land me back into transition
homelessness again. But I’m still grateful no matter what. No matter what my situation
is, I’m still got a praise and I’m still trying to
make a difference in my life to know that as I leave
today, that no matter what, I’m still gonna make a difference and God is awesome in my life. And being evicted almost four years ago, that I’m still going through
transition right now. But I know God got a plan for me, and it’s bigger than the eyes can see. I walk by faith and not by sight. – [Mark] So you ended up
homeless because you’re evicted? – Yes. – [Mark] And now you’re livin’ in a tent? – Yes, now I’m livin’ in a
tent right now at this moment. But that’s only temporary. That’s just some place to make sure that I’m not in the rain,
I’m not in bad weather, and it just keeps me habitat,
and not hiding but in habitat. – [Mark] So you were in
the shelters for a while. – Yes, I was in a shelter for a while, but sometimes they get
overbearing in there because different personalities
and different things that folks go on in their life, and jealous spirit and everything else. But guess what? I’m not there for that. I’m there to make peace
with my father in heaven, to love all my sisters and my
brothers and their children. But guess what? Sometimes they don’t wanna love on me. – [Mark] What the public
doesn’t understand is shelters, many of ’em try really hard, but it can be a real funky environment. – Yes, it can be because when
you go in there sometime, some of the womens and stuff, they’re never wanna really
cleaned up in the shelter. And I’m like, wow. It’s like I got to play guest in here and I got to play maid service acquired for environment to be a better life. But sometime I don’t
complain about nothin’, but I can speak about it right
now because I’m not there. – [Mark] Now, what would
you want normal house people to know about homelessness
that they probably don’t know? – Well, I really want them
to know that everybody that’s walking these
streets are not strung out on crack cocaine and drugs,
and got a criminal background. I can pass a drug test and I
can pass a criminal background, and still not do everything
I’m big enough to do as the enemy got me
trapped for but I’m not. – [Mark] ‘Cause you’re livin’ in a tent. – Yes. – [Mark] What’s your future like? – My future is great in the
broaden because no matter what, I’m still got a promising
future alies before me because my father’s rich in heaven, and he’s gonna add no sorrow to me. – [Mark] So you have a
strong faith obviously. – Yes, I do. My faith is far as the east to the west to the north to the
south, unlimited faith. – [Mark] We just met in an art class. – Yes, we have. – [Mark] And you were awesome. – Yes. – [Mark] I wish more homeless
services had art classes because it allows people
to escape the madness of living in a tent. How did you like the art class and what did you get out of it? – Well I got something great out of it because it teach you
how to express yourself to a deep soul inside of you. – [Mark] If you had three
wishes what would they be? – Well, what it be where I would have a nice-size bank account, a
nice home to live in forever, and paid-in-full, debt-free, and a brand-new car that’s paid-in-full. – [Mark] Well thank you
very much for talking to me. – You have a blessed day and thank you. (midtempo synthesized music)