When the shelter is full – The Arizona Daily Sun

Sal, 56, is experiencing homelessness in Flagstaff. He calls it “in transition.” He suffers from a mental illness he terms “hyper mania” and he struggles to stay away from the booze. He plans to start taking the drug Antabuse soon to stop drinking.

Sal’s last name isn’t being used to protect his identity.

He’s training to become a tax preparer, he said, and he needs to study for the exam.

He currently stays at Flagstaff Shelter Services, but the shelter, which houses 86 people — 77 men and nine women — fills to capacity every night now that the weather has turned cold.

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