Betty Chinn in the New York Times Today
This morning Betty Chinn, our well-known homeless advocate, is in the New York Times. Here’s a quick excerpt:
One of her clients, Kim Johnson, 56, said he was on the streets, just out of jail on a drug charge, when Ms. Chinn showed up with coffee in the 1990s.
He now works as a night watchman for a temporary housing project in Eureka that Ms. Chinn spearheaded. Asked where he would be without her, he said likely dead.
“I gave up on life,” he added. “And she believed in me. Still does. I don’t know why.”