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Word on the Street

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 If you would like to help the homeless, or fund this paper, please feel free to contact us.

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Where can you find Word on the Street?

Limited print copies of Word on the Street are available at:

The Record Exchange
1105 W. Idaho St.

Downtown Boise Public Library
715 S. Capitol Blvd.

Downtown Boise YMCA
1050 W. State St.

Recovery for Life
8950 Emerald St. #178

Corpus Christi House
525 S. Americana Blvd.

The District Coffee
219 N. 10th St.

Laundry Haus
222 S. Orchard St.

Washing Time Laundry
4744 W. State St.

Americana Pizza
304 S. Americana Blvd.

Neckar Coffee
117 S. 10th St.

Guru Donuts
928 W. Main St #100

Interfaith Sanctuary
1620 W. River St.