Oakland Homeless Woman on Her Fall into Homelessness, Living in a Tent City, and Drug Addiction
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Oakland Homeless Woman on Her Fall into Homelessness, Living in a Tent City, and Drug Addiction


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  • Ziz Zazzy

    My heart breaks, hearing her situation! My God… She's I'll with multiple diagnosis'. Fibro and arthritis make it hard to even move around in an independent physical capacity.
    I'm happy and relieved to see the update that her daughter has brought her momma to her home and got her out of this homeless situation. What a relief!! THAT'S HOW IT'S SUPPOSED TO WORK. 🙏❤️. We should not feel as if we are a burden in these circumstances, to our children who are willing and able to help.

  • MetalGearMk3

    Don't expect the government to fix this homeless problem, they are the same people that sale homes to foreign investor, which screws up the housing market,in turn increase rent, leading to more homelessness.

  • ska punk OI! alternative living

    I'm sorry I have a problem with a so-called successful kids who couldn't help her bring off the street.. I'll never ever allow my mother to be on the streets never..

  • John Doe

    Keep waking up Connie it's gonna get better….. I'm a man that is going threw a situation just like you….. Keep loving yourself and never give up…….

  • MSSUCCESSDRIVEN

    Connie, Please move to Ohio! The rents are cheaper here. I pay $519.00 a month and this is not low income housing. I was paying $473.00 last year! Girl, move to Ohio!!!

  • Malka Ringel

    Thanks Mark for updating us on Connie. Very happy she is a grandma participating in her daughter's life. This is encouraging!!!! This is a success story….out of all the sad ones. The government doesn't care too much about affordable housing bcz they can't make money with it!! What else is new? Only money counts in this world-profit margins~!!!!!! Shame on them! We have to jump through 5 hoops in order to make one movement!!! It's challenging to climb out & move forward!!! I know about fibromyaligia and it is a real thing. there are over 100 symptoms & it is debilitating. Let's hope Connie can overcome!!! Prayers

  • Upenda Sana

    Sending you all the love and strength that you need to keep on keeping on and find a place to call home and the love and joy you need.Praying for you Connie,please don't give up.Love yourself and you will never have to put up with domestic violence or abusive relationships.

  • Carly Maurer

    it will get better i wish u come to bridgport ct u could get some great stories and let people.know homelessness is not bad were not bad im doing a utube channel im homless in my car and trying to raise awareness

  • Midnights & Mornings

    Okay……I felt sorry for her until she said her kids were willing to help and she refused. Once she said that, I no longer felt sorry for her. Let your children help…the only way youll be a burden is if you try to freeload off of them. Let them help you and then get out and find work

  • Nettie Holmes

    If you can afford a rv get one, it’s a home that will allow you freedom and travel the world if you can afford…the state of Arizona has a lot of affordable land to live cheap as possible…

  • Sunshine Monroe

    What a lovely, strong and determined woman. I wish I could help her somehow. I hope and pray things turn around for her soon, and she can achieve the dreams and goals that she has and reunite with her family. May The Most High keep her and surround her with love and protection 🙏💛.

  • Valerie From Oregon

    The world is a much different place these days .. family needs to come together and live together. I don’t believe affordable housing will ever come back. Immorality and greed have taken over this country . We just have to find new ways to live.

  • Total Control 871

    Here's my take away from her story. 25 years ago if you got a job…getting your parent or siblings a gig wasn't too hard at all. But now that everything is super tech oriented and youth obsessed…middle age people stand no real chance of gaining employment that pays a living wage.

    Add disability on top of that and escaping homelessness is next to impossible.

  • Roxas Rosenkrantz

    i have a huge feeling that this video will blow up with over 1 million views soon, connie will get help, i am seeing a vision and my visions are never wrong, does anybody else have this prophetic vision as i do about this video URL / video / connies success?

  • Offgrid Jack

    Pneumonia??? Run….don't walk to the nearest pharmacy and get a bottle of Sambucol for about $12 bucks. Within 48 hours you will be back on your feet and stay out of the hospital. The pharmacy can order it for you in 2 days if need be.

  • Rumpel Stiltskin

    Meanwhile, athletes are making millions of dollars per year to play a game. This is why aliens don’t visit…humans have fucked up priorities.

  • Mrholmes008

    I watch all the videos on this channel to constantly remind myself of just how lucky I am and not to get too greedy in life as it may one day all be gone.

    “Once you go across that line it is really hard to get back over” words I need to hear thanks.

  • Kelly Norvell

    Why can't her brother or daughter help her? She mentioned that her daughter works. DAMN…… family can be the worst enemies!!!!! Stand strong lady……God is with you 🙏💪

  • Sonja Bethel

    I pray the new baby brings new Life to Connie. May she find help and solace for her medical and mental issues, and I also pray her children continue to thrive. I know they want the best for their mom, too.

  • Patty McShane

    Why don't they move to another state in most cases in nm rent is very cheap in it rent is also cheap everyone trying to be the boss and so they stay and people don't sysmpitize with these people even if u have a fenionly housing will find u something as long as ur not always in trouble

  • Clay Guinard

    Hey ppl… Look up shift pod…
    I just saw a YouTube video on them they can be set up in 20 seconds and they can be taken down in less than a minute period. The guy that gave the video for every 20 they sell they give away one are these pods to a homeless family in the United States

  • Clay Guinard

    Why don't you let them help you it's a very temporary thing that they'll have to help you and then after that you just pay it forward

  • Janice Harden

    Pray on your situation. Ask forgiveness and keep moving on.
    God haven't left you. God said difficult times will come our way, he is surely to fight our battles for us.

  • Shoan Blevins

    Bless her heart, but I feel she should go to Ohio and let her son help her find a place. She doesn't have to live with him. I see so many sides to homelessness. I thank God every day that I have a roof over my head.i just read that connie went to her daughter's house, and is a new grandma?!? Good for connie.

  • Lisa dolison

    Hey connie!, I know it's hell on those streets. I hope shit gets better. But, dont take this the wrong way please. Go stay with one of your babies. Btw, you look amazing for your age. Please go stay with one of your kids. Just maybe they are your BLESSING. in America we don't take of our parents. Let them!Get off those drugs please! Ok I get it, you fucked up. Dosen't mean you can't get back on track. Sending you good vibes and strength.

  • Star Fire

    I can imagine this lady telling stories to children in a library 📚 She has a spellbinding voice. Children would LOVE listening to her. Or leading an addiction recovery group. She has noticeable leadership qualities and a very calming presence. In any case I hope she achieves her goals.

  • Marcy Alexandra

    Connie, I hope you're enjoying being a grandma. You are so strong to face all you have and to be so open and honest about it. So glad your kids want to help you and that you finally moved in with your daughter. Sending love and light ❤

  • trevdog Bunkers

    276 month for a flat which is smaller than a studio right here in good ole Rockford Illinois and it isn't in a bad part of town but studio here is roughly 500, im still homeless

  • Dave Christan

    so she MUST NOT be so broke if she can just go out and BUY AN RV Eyh ? make's me wonder that's all even tho i feel for her = P/s. or is that's just a dream for her .. who know's wat goes threw some people's mind's n that's including my own. sadly more than likely she'll get a hart attack before she get's out of that pile of poo or something els sadly will go on wit her health before hand ( im not judging at all n can understand why she take's drug's but smoking the crack at her age n living there like that will defo take it's toll sadly

  • Diane Laliberte

    Miss Connie, I could sit and listen to you All day ! BEST BEST Of Luck Beautiful. G D BLESS You and Your Family 🙏♥️♥️♥️🌞👍

  • ltlblugrl

    She’s crazy. She should take her kids’ help.

    And I see she did. It takes a village. “Find your own way” was a bad thing to do.

  • aaron charles

    Very happy having read the update. Your children are there to help you as you are there to help them. Family should not be considered a burden.

  • Susie Q

    I’m so glad her kids helped her because I was already feeling some type of way ! You just can’t forget about your mother 💕

  • Susie Q

    I’m so glad she has kids that will help ! I have a daughter my one and only child ! But my daughter doesn’t even call or anything it’s the worst pain as a mother not to be acknowledged by your child

  • Bernard Hard

    Soooo let me get this straight:
    1. She gets $900 a month from Social Security Disability.
    2. She has daughters that work for jobs like Tesla who's begging her to move in with them.

    …. But yet she refuses to leave Oakland with her $900 a month disability checks and remain in a tent city with a boyfriend who beating her ass. … She not suffering from homelessness, she's suffering from stupidity. I hope the coordinators of this tent city sees this video and kick her our. They're wasting their resources on her. They could be using the tent and resources on a person who really need financial help. Because this woman clearly doesn't need it.

  • PROPHET BY NIGHT

    I sympathize but free stuff is not the answer. Can I beg people to not be mad at me for raising this point but when are we going to ask about bad life choices and personal responsibility? Is there a solution to this insanity? if non for profits and the government's got together and built affordable housing would you live there? I am not being crass but we have affordable housing and it's called section 8 and I would rather live in a tent where no one can see me then step foot in section 8 housing. These people would turn any housing unit into Slab City…….

  • mike bon

    Remember Mark This…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTxBc_-XxmI
    Same theme as the warriors…. mad max, right after 2nd oilcrisis…
    It was Forseen… the 1% want worldomination so Boston dynamics robots costs less than to maintain a human….
    So they let us rot away… or cast away or hanging left to dry… meanwhile… see Boston dynamics and how far they are with robot workers… fighter… just need electric juice and and storage… cheaper as a human….
    Not to be imagined… but they are working on it…
    another thing if oil doubles again or triples prices…. human society is gone…
    So the 1% is being busy to overcome that point in time… but the rest can go to hell what they concern as priorities to survive…
    Its gonna be more unbelieveable, narly, grimm….
    It was a nice dream till 1979… turned into nitemare…..game is over… be real belly up.
    1% strategy dont include us….
    This strategy is more evil as fascim or communism…. this is what it gonna be probably… not doom thinker just being realistic and logic …
    Plus how are u gonna pay off 1200 trillion dollar debt… 500 years of work….????!!!
    Cardhouse this oil based system.

  • mike bon

    Prison inmates went up 10 times after 1979… /no active labourunions…sign of the times… back then already… now non affordable health care or housing… they (1%)are unmantelling the well build social system after ww2 sinc 1981 Reagan times… same here in west europe…

  • Lifegoson 1

    Your spoil no care housed people you people are sick how can you people let people like this live on the street im so happy life is different when we die god will handle y'all when y'all die if you don't help he's people or do what he wants that a wrap I will do what ever I can to help poor people we not on this earth to part or go to sports games or vacation or watch dirty tv shows we only here to work and help people no matter if the mess you over or kill u love everyone you can try if you read the Bible just try plz before it to late my brother and sister that don't care

  • Charlie Sanchez Salinas

    Just like in Pasadena the amount of income that is needed for a place is crazy and the same 3X the amount of rent is needed.

  • Rosetta Mccoy

    Get a vehicle at least you won't be sleeping on the ground and you would have a roof and besides you could live anywhere you want to

  • maria a

    Perhaps she could get Training for a career. She met a guy and ended u ppl here. If "he" is in the picture she could split rent on a Studio apartment. Having a FELONY is a serious problem. Take the good kids help (in Ohio), though. Living like this isn't proper. Families help each other ….

  • A b ë ê R عبير

    I would stay next to her if she was my mother even if she refuse to come and live with me either we live together or we die together… We never abandon family members as Muslims family comes straight after worshiping God! After faith comes family… May god help this poor mother ..Amen

  • SUEZQ -H

    I watch your videos Im a retired nurse I saw the video of the nurse The young ppl .It all truly breaks my heart.All I can say is BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD WITH TEAR FILLED EYES !!! I AM A RECOVERING ADDICT BUT FOR SOME REASON GOD HELD ON TO ME AS I HELD ON TO A JOB FOR 32 YRS .MY KIDS MY HOME.MIND YOU,I LOST MY MIND !!!!! I WANT TO HELP AND OR DONATE .IF YOU COME TO NY FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AS WELL I WOULD LOVE TO HELP. I DON'T WANT TO PUT MY EMAIL OUT BUT IF YOU RESPOND TO THIS YOU CAN SEND ME YOURS.WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS A GOD SENT,TRULY THE WORK OF GOD. I PRAY YOU ARE MAKING POLITICAL PROGRESS AS WELL. ALTHOUGH WITH THE CURRENT ADM.I KNOW ITS EVEN TOUGHER. I CANT SEEM TO CATCH YOUR LIVES WHICH I BELIEVE IS HOW ONE WOULD DONATE !!!ANYWAY I HOPE YOU READ THIS AND RESPOND.KEEP PUSHING FOR THIS SAD CAUSE THAT LITERALLY HITS ALL RACES ALL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL BACKGROUNDS. MAY THE MOST HIGH COVER THESE PPL AS WELL AS YOU AS YOU CONTINUE TO STAY ON THIS PATH.THEY NEED MORE LIKE YOU🙏🙏🙏

  • BorisaRed

    The banker nightmare they renamed to being a dream. That same bullshit dream of 25 years to pay for a house and endless payout has been pushed everywhere. WE all dont need the shit they are selling

  • Bella Donna Je’taime

    Tears I hope she decides to move in with her kids this is our job. You raised let us take care of you so sad she seems like a wonderful lady

  • GREEN STEEL USA,LLC

    My brother jut left Oakland California and he said it was the worst he has ever seen. Being a banker he was forced out into the streets. Living in a car then the towed his car, landed up in an out the shelters. There is NOMORE affordable housing in California. I help him out with a shed on my land. God bless her.

  • JBryant Concierge

    A study once said that the place between homelessness and being in a home is family. I hope you choose one day to go to your family and allow them to support you while you get healthier mind and body.

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