Charles Revello, who has been homeless for about two years, recently landed a job.
Losing both of his parents in the span of less than two years has given Denzel Jacobs an appreciation for the simple things in life.
As a child, Charles Revello struggled to find a community, somewhere he could belong. Eventually, he found was he was looking for; despite some recent setbacks, Charles longs to return home. Watch: Part 1 of Charles’ story. Watch: Part 3 of Charles’ story. See more videos from Milwaukee Stories, Inc. Did you find value in this story? If so, please sign up to receive periodic updates. We need your help! Milwaukee Stories is a nonprofit organization that brings you the real stories of regular people. This work is supported by small, individual monthly contributions from people just like you. [donate]
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