I am L, age 47
"Before PAWS, I had lived on the streets of Prescott for 7 years. For many years I worked as a homemaker and housekeeper. I have a learning disability and psychological disability which have presented barriers to living wage employment. During my stay at PAWS, I have been able to apply for Social Security, I am currently waiting for their response. I have enrolled in Vocational Rehab, and I have been able to rent a small trailer, which I plan to share with one of the other guests I have met here. For the first time in 7 years, I will have a home I can claim as my own. I would so much like to give back to other ladies who may share a similar plight by volunteering my time to work with PAWS, if there were any way it could remain open. Even if no one received compensation, I believe we could make it work. In the dark of the night, it remains cold on the outside. All we seek is a place for the weary to rest our heads." .