Bo and Savannah

<img class="alignleft wp-image-873 size-medium" src="×200.jpg" alt="Bo and Savannah" width="300" height="200" srcset="×200.jpg 300w,×683.jpg 1024w, http://corridorcharacters this×380.jpg 570w,×780.jpg 1170w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />Bo: “When we were homeless, when I helped out the homeless, I didn’t feel so homeless, you know what I mean? Because once you’re helping people out, you don’t think about yourself so much. You know? You think about other people and how do they feel. That made me happy inside. I’m cooking for everybody, and I’m providing water for everybody. Just like the young man that-”

Savannah: “Oh, yeah! Did you hear about that over there behind St. Lukes? They were friends throwing a Frisbee. One of them drowned. The one that got out, he was naked. He went and took clothes out of our grocery cart.”

Bo: “Those were my clothes. We helped him out with the clothes.”

Savannah: “The mother came and met Bo, and she helped us out a lot.”

Bo: “New stuff. Tents, sleeping bags, pillows, and this is what the cops came and took from us and burnt.”

“The officers, they went to the tent, just as we went into the hospital to have the baby. They went to the tent, took our tent down, took all the baby stuff out of there. We had a queen-sized mattress in there, so she could be comfortable and the baby could be comfortable and well inside of her instead of laying on the ground, you know? And we had all kinds of clean clothes in there, four or five bags, and baby stuff. My wallet, and money. The police came over when we were in the hospital. She was having the baby. We already had the baby, and I’m telling the police, ‘Please give me another day. We just had a baby, and I’m seeing to my child, you know? Seeing, making sure she’s all right.’ They took our tent down. They destroyed our tent. They put it in a dumpster. And what did they do with it? They set it on fire.”

“We’re working with DHS now and trying to get our baby back. We’re doing the right things to get our child back, but DHS ain’t doing such a good job. We’re dropping clean, staying clean. She was clean when we had the baby. The baby was clean. The umbilical cord was clean. But since we were homeless, that’s the reason why they took our baby. But a week later, we had a place to live through HACAP.”