Trish was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and manic depression.
Trish says she was sexually assaulted at the age of 10 by two older boys and has had problems in relationships with men ever since. She lost a job after telling her employer she couldn’t come in to work because water pipes in her apartment had frozen and burst. She was later evicted from the apartment building where she had lived for two years. “There are lots of homeless people in Quincy,” Trish says, “and me being a female I stand out. I’m always afraid. This is no way to live.”