Audio Stories

Listen to the stories from homeless people, people serving the homeless community, officials charged with finding solutions to homelessness, and concerned citizens of Nevada County, California. We believe that listening may shift some perceptions and  inspire you to take compassionate action.

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A Spiritual Warrior Committed to Serving Homeless People

Janice O’Brien, Founder of Sierra Roots

 

Janice O’Brien, tireless servant to homeless people, shares how this path chose her. She vulnerably tells us the tragic story of her homeless son and daughter-in-law, and how she became close to the chronically homeless in Nevada County while helping her son. She continues her fascinating story of how and why she learned to treat ALL people

with utmost dignity.

Soundbite - A Spiritual Warrior Committed to Serving Homeless People - Janice O'Brien, Founder of Sierra Roots
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Part 2- A Spiritual Warrior Committed to Serving Homeless People - Janice O'Brien, Founder of Sierra Roots
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Part 3- A Spiritual Warrior Committed to Serving Homeless People - Janice Obrien, Founder of Sierra Roots
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Part 4- A Spiritual Warrior Committed to Serving Homeless People - Janice O'Brien, Founder of Sierra Roots
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Part 5- A Spiritual Warrior Committed to Serving Homeless People - Janice O'Brien, Founder of Sierra Roots
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Coming Together to Help Homeless Families

 Joyce Rasmussen, Concerned Citizen

 

Longtime volunteer with Family Promise in Sacramento, Joyce Rasmussen, a concerned citizen of Nevada County, California, shares her experience and what she learned from helping make a difference in the lives of homeless families.

Sound Bite - Coming Together to Help Homelss Families - Joyce Rasmussen
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View From A Home-Free Man Living in the Woods

 Robert Hiligas

 

Living through a cold wet winter, Robert is doing what he can to support the Sierra Roots vision of permanent housing in a supportive village. The greatest pain associated with being homeless?

Isolation and loneliness.

Soundbite-View From A Home-Free Man Living in the Woods - Robert Hiligas
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Part 1-View of Home-Free Man Living in the Woods - Robert Hiligas
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Coming Together to Help Homeless Families - Joyce Rasmussen
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Part 2-View of Home-Free Man Living in the Woods - Robert Hiligas
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