Hi my name is Derrick Cooney I am 20 years old and I have been homeless for 6 months. I was staying with a friend and his dad died from drug overdose. That is when I became homeless. I was homeless on Skid Row in the URM Shelter. Now I’m here and trying to better myself for my son and getting housing. I am also trying to get my diploma and better employment too make someone I lost very proud of me. I feel like I got a big responsibility not only because of my son, but also because of my family, which is my mom and sister, who are still in a shelter. I want them in a better situations as well.