After the apartment fire, Lisa Sawyer fell hard.
Her savings, spent on a cheap hotel, were gone within weeks. Soon, she was living in a tent, begging from strangers on the street. When her ID got stolen in a robbery, she felt like she might never get back up.
The worst part was how people looked at her.
“They’d see me with my stuff and be scared. They were scared to sit by me. Scared to talk to me. I was never so lonely.”