socioeconomic

Made Us Feel Low

“I’m not such a bad person; I just have some bad situations.” This story is from the Invisible Project, a collaboration between the Welcome Project and Porter County Coalition for Affordable Housing, Housing Opportunities, Gabriel’s Horn, Dayspring Women’s Center, and Porter County Museum. Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? […]

It Got to Be Too Much

“I’ve been down, believe me… I lost my possessions twice in my life.” This story is from the Invisible Project, a collaboration between the Welcome Project and Porter County Coalition for Affordable Housing, Housing Opportunities, Gabriel’s Horn, Dayspring Women’s Center, and Porter County Museum. Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this […]

Bad Things, Good People

Three audio stories from a couple’s experience of family, work, health, and homelessness These stories are from the Invisible Project, a collaboration between the Welcome Project and Porter County Coalition for Affordable Housing, Housing Opportunities, Gabriel’s Horn, Dayspring Women’s Center, and Porter County Museum. Note: Tracks can be listened to individually and do not need to be […]

Makes You Strong

“Sometimes I have meltdowns; sometimes I say, ‘OK,’ and go on.” This story is from the Invisible Project, a collaboration between the Welcome Project and Porter County Coalition for Affordable Housing, Housing Opportunities, Gabriel’s Horn, Dayspring Women’s Center, and Porter County Museum. Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? […]

People Stare at You

“Well, you’re here, too, so I guess you’re in the same boat I am.” This story is from the Invisible Project, a collaboration between the Welcome Project and Porter County Coalition for Affordable Housing, Housing Opportunities, Gabriel’s Horn, Dayspring Women’s Center, and Porter County Museum. Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about […]

More Alike Than Different

“We worry about the same things.”   Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our consideration. If you use them […]

Just What a Neighbor Does

“Because you’ve developed a relationship, you’re willing to meet that neighbor’s needs.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our […]

Very Deliberate Where I Lived

“If all of us who received inspiration move, who’s going to inspire the next generation?” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarification questions What drives the mayor crazy? Why does the mayor believe people move away? What brought her back to Gary? What […]