The oral history project StoryCorps partnered with the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless to record interviews with homeless and formerly homeless people in the state. Each storyteller was interviewed by someone they know: a friend, co-worker, counselor, or case manager. In this special series, we bring you some of their stories.
In today's episode, Michelle Tavares is interviewed by her case manager from Riverwood Housing First, Alice Knight. A warning to listeners: Although there are no graphic details, Michelle's story mentions physical and sexual abuse.