Joyce is 80 and lives on the streets of South Florida. All her worldly possessions are neatly tucked away in one suitcase and two garbage bags. She has no shelter, just a mat on the sidewalk. And it’s been that way since 2017.
On this rainy December night near Jackson Memorial Hospital, volunteers with Key Biscayne’s Hermanos de la Calle provide the feisty senior with a pink hoodie that almost swallows her whole. Joyce, however, insists on brushing her teeth – a nightly routine despite her circumstances.