Terry Fitzpatrick lives in a tent in the woods next to a shopping plaza. Rather than being homeless, he considers himself more of a “city
camper” and says his situation is temporary. Terry, who is sober, chose to remove himself from other homeless people to stay away from alcohol
and to keep his peace and quiet. Since his mother died, he says is trying to get his life in order so that he can move forward.
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Resources"Secretiveness is especially common among welfare recipients, almost all of whom have non-welfare income that they conceal from the welfare departments."
- Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work, by Kathryn Edin and Laura LeinInvestigate