The primary cause of homelessness is a catastrophic loss of family.
Gary’s brother, sister and father had already passed away when his mother suffered life-threatening complications from diabetes. He had to make the heart-wrenching decision to remove her from the machines that were keeping her alive.
Completely distraught, Gary no longer cared about life. He turned to alcohol for relief. Gary was alone and hopeless. He fell deeper and deeper into alcoholism, and found himself homeless for the next 10 years.