“Faces of the Unknown, Part 3: Cambridge nonprofit provides homes to the homeless”

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By Erin Baldassari, Cambridge Chronicle

“The stigma can last for years,” said Victor, a Peruvian immigrant who was also housed through HomeStart. “It pretty much can destroy you if you don’t have a strong sense of self,” Victor said. “You feel defeated. You feel like a failure.” For that reason, Victor rejects the label “homeless.”

“This is an experience that I’ve gone through,” Victor said. “This is not something that defines me.”

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