One common perception is that “people are homeless because they don’t want to work”.  Below is a picture of one of our Day Center clients who may challenge this perception.  This young man was doing day labor for a local land owner clearing brush when he was struck by a copperhead — OUCH!  After this happened, he was taken by ambulance to the hospital and treated.  He was told it was just the fifth copperhead bite that has been treated in this area so far this year. Five days later he was pronounced healthy by the doctor and he proceeded to finish his job.  Would you have gone back into that field to finish the job?  Are you glad that you have other options to support your family?