Margaret G. sits on a curb at the corner of 60th and Silver Spring waiting for the bus. The 52-year-old attended Cudahy High School and grew on on Milwaukee’s south side. “But I’m at a place, right now…a residential facility, right now, on this side of town – been there for a number of years, now,” she says. “It’s a psychiatric facility.”
Erika Harvey and Precious Taylor have been neighbors for about a year on the 5600 block of N. 61st Street on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Both grew up on Milwaukee’s near-west side and said the experience wasn’t necessarily easy. “You had your hard days but then you had your good days,” says Harvey.