A holiday Redux of our first interview - Redemption from homelessness and addiction

Milton Brown is a longtime DC resident who battled a heroin addiction for 37 years.  In the same year he overcame his addiction, he became homeless and remained so for four years.  Milton never knew his father, and his mother abandoned him and his brother when he was 9 years old.  He’s the father of two sons – one of whom was murdered over 20 years ago on the streets of Washington DC.  Since emerging from homelessness in 2012, Milton has committed himself to raising awareness of the plight of the homeless and addicted, and to sharing the source of power that helped him emerge from a life of anguish.

Love doesn't cost anything and the government can't tax it.  It's yours to use.

Despite decades of addiction and homelessness, the loss of his son, and many other hardships, Milton lives a life characterized by thankfulness.

When you look at the homeless, you're looking at yourself.

The pain of homelessness.

Full Milton Brown interview.  (This may take 30 seconds or so to load.)

Organizations that work with the homeless and less fortunate that Milton admires:  Little LightsSOME

Milton's Georgetown TEDx Talk