Interviews by Project Well-being Group Members
Brady Fuller, who is running for seat five in the Boise City Council, came to visit Project Well-being to hear from guests at Interfaith Sanctuary. He wanted to open a conversation to hear and discuss some issues and concerns from the homeless population.
Brady was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, and has been fortunate enough to watch the city grow. He attended the University of Idaho, and then went on to join the Peace Corps as an English teacher and served in a remote village in Cambodia. Brady has a passion to serve and he has a willingness to listen to those in his community.
The interest of this town is in his heart, and that definitely came across in our interview. We discussed many of the barriers the homeless population face such as; affordable housing, minimum wage, transportation, and the future of our city. Brady seems to think outside of the box when it comes to these issues. He learns the most from going door to door, connecting, and communicating with his community. Every time he visits Interfaith Sanctuary he takes the time to listen to the guest staying here.
The best thing about Boise in my opinion is the people that live here, good people, kind people live here.
Project Well-being really enjoyed having Brady visit. His kindness and passion for Boise made the group feel very hopeful for the future. Good Luck Brady on your race for seat five!
Word on the Street is a collection of personal narratives, artwork, and poetry published by guests at Interfaith Sanctuary and Shelter in Boise, Idaho. It addresses the stigma of homelessness in and its material consequences for the population. Word on the Street represents the voices of Boise’s homeless community as a counter narrative against misrepresentations of themselves and a call for connection.
Its purpose is to bring awareness to the voices of homeless individuals and hope for motivating others through change. This paper is compiled and maintained by Project Well-being, a day program, at Interfaith Sanctuary and Shelter.
If you have a story about how homelessness, mental health and lack of resources affect you, please feel free to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to help the homeless, or fund this paper, please feel free to contact us.