Two years ago, Raven Canon was newly homeless in Colorado Springs, a city on the eastern edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains. She was sitting outside the city’s Penrose Library, and she was hungry.
“I’m female, so I was just trying to keep a low profile,” she said. “People target you, especially if you’re female and homeless.”
Raven’s caution was well founded, but it meant she was unaware that help was close at hand.