Thursday, October 7, 2010

No One is Immune from Homelessness

Gale Baker’s resume is three pages long and includes stints as an adjunct college professor teaching managerial statistics and corporate finance management. Gale has her MBA and has completed half of the studies needed to obtain a PhD. One of the items she left off her resume is her address, which is 102 N. Denver:  The Salvation Army Center of Hope homeless shelter and social services center.

Gale was living in Dallas when her employer, a medical case management company, gradually cut back her hours from full time to part time to one or two days a week. She lost her car and her apartment and tried living with family and friends but said it was too difficult. “I don’t want to be a burden,” she said. Gale moved to Tulsa a month ago where she had lived and worked from 2002 to 2006. At the Center of Hope, she lives in the Project Able women’s dorm and is in the Genesis program. Check out this link to a story OETA-Channel 11 filmed about Gale: 


1 comment:

  1. I was Gale Baker's friend for a long time, and she was one of the smartest ladies I ever knew. She is more than capable,she is extremely talented and I hope she finds sucess in her job search very soon.