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Have you ever been watching a movie or tv show and wondered "Who's that actor playing Cop #2"? "Who's that prostitute who snitched"? "Who's that Doctor who let the main character die"? I'm Brian Lafontaine and I'm one of those no-name-not-famous professional actors. There are thousands of us and we're everywhere. We might even live right next door to you, and these are our stories.

Mar 15, 2022

Old friend. New friend. Two similar stories. Yet, so unique and different. Zach and Joey are two great guys with two interesting stories whose paths and choices led them to homelessness at different points for different reasons. And while their experiences may be similar and yet wildly different, there’s always more...


Mar 1, 2022

There’s a lot that can be learned by opening up and listening to someone’s story and helping someone discover the artist within. Steve Umberger and Jay Thomas have spent most of their careers doing just that. Sometimes to entertain. Sometimes to educate. Sometimes to inspire, and sometimes to do all three. Check out...


Feb 15, 2022

There are heroes in the world and then there are Superheroes. Yes, Superheroes really do exist. Kenya Joseph is one of them. She’s and advocate, a business owner and, along with her incredible partners, heads not one but TWO non-profits in Charlotte that help provide services and support to homeless individuals and...


Feb 1, 2022

Life is full of surprises. Sometimes people come into your life and you don’t expect them to have such a significant impact on you and how your life moves forward. That’s what happened when I met Shenique Carmichael and the entire gang from Leah’s Hopes & Dreams. The work they do to support our community is...


Jan 18, 2022

As of December 31, 2021, there were approximately 2,884 homeless people in Charlotte, NC. There are a lot of amazing people working tirelessly here in The Queen City to help provide support. I’m hoping we can get to know some of these folks and what they’ve been experiencing in this new time we’re living in. In...