Darrell Wrenn has seen homelessness from both sides. For years before he was homeless, he worked in the criminal justice field — in juvenile detention in Connecticut and as “a patrol officer in Sacramento for four years before our budget got cut.
It was dangerous at times, but I loved making a difference in the community.”
“I’ve always had empathy for the homeless. Now I have even more empathy,” including for people with mental health issues. As for his situation, “My issue is just economics.”