"I have to protect myself from this virus. Out here, I'll take all the protection I can get." - Paula
"Respect. That is the key thing for me. Look at me when I speak to you. That is all I ask."
"We just arrived from Oakland. I was able to buy this car. We've been living in it for about three months now. We use the showers here since its free. Hopefully, I can get a job soon."
An unhoused man by the name Repeat, pulls a man who has overdosed from the middle of the street.
"I speak three languages. I spend my days helping others around my community. That is what I love about Skid Row, the community we all have." - John
At the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic the historic shelter, The Midnight Mission, saw their number of people to feed triple.
"I love Skid Row. I came from these streets and now that I no longer live here I do what I can to help others." - Asher
"I carry everything around my neck. Just in case anyone tries to snatch anything from me, I can quickly grab them."
Skid Row fire department responds to an overdose call.
"I'm all about L.A. I love L.A. My tattoo's say everything about me."
"We keep each other out of trouble."
A Trail of Peril and Hope
Overlooked and Exposed
A Flood Of Misery
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