“Silver” had been living in a truck camper in rural Colorado for seven years with no running water or heat. He had numerous health problems and was in dire need of a hip replacement.
At the age of 61, Silver was referred to one of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless’ partner agencies for help. He was quickly assisted into a transitional apartment by Catholic Charities Western Slope, the Coalition’s partner in Glenwood Springs. They also helped Silver access an orthopedic surgeon in Denver to perform his complicated hip surgery.
With his surgery complete, he is now healing in permanent housing. Silver recently gave away his camper shell believing he will never be homeless again.