By Justin Udo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Philadelphia non-profit Project HOME launched a video and photo exhibit that highlights experiences and life altering events of homeless veterans.
The film’s videographer Mark Lyons says these stories give not just a face, but a voice to some of the more than 62,000 veterans who are homeless every night.
“It causes you to really to reflect on your own life and to learn from other people’s lives,” Lyons said.
Dionne Stallworth, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, spent time living on the streets. Stallworth says it wasn’t easy for her to put her life up for everyone to see, but she knew it must be done.
“It brings it back for me, but at the same token if someone understands what that feels like and is able to come out of it because of my story, then I’ve done some good,” she said.
The exhibit is up at Project HOME until June 20th.
For more information, visit: http://www.projecthome.org