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Woman Who Survived Homelessness Says Rochester Lacking Services

March 21, 2018 11:01 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Hundreds of adults and children living in Rochester go through each day not knowing where they'll sleep at night.

This issue was addressed at an event called Women on Wednesdays, specifically focusing on homelessness in our area.  Cici Raisley, a woman who has lived through domestic abuse and homelessness shared her story with us.

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“I was homeless because I was running from a very violent relationship. I had gotten sick and I was having complications from a stab wound. I know what it's like to sleep under a bridge when it's 20 below zero. But I’d rather sleep under a bridge at 20 below zero than be with my ex," Raisley said.

Raisley was homeless for several years before she found the help that she needed. Help that she says so many homeless people are still searching to get.

“There's so much that needs to be done. The shelter is too small here. There are so many homeless people on the streets here. I would like to see more opportunities for these people to get together someplace and try to figure something out and have resources,” she explained.

Raisley hopes people living here won't be afraid of those who are homeless and will lend a helping hand if possible.

 

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