After two years of college life, Ben decided to try his luck in Atlanta, GA.
Living a successful but fast life as an up-and-coming entrepreneur, Ben begin experimenting with crime and drugs which landed him on the streets experiencing homelessness for many years.
He says, “I was hopeless and weighed 140 pounds. Childhood trauma played a factor.”
After 17 years of addiction, battles with mental health challenges and homelessness, Ben credits God and a program for helping him to beat the addiction and depression.
Years later, Ben and his wife have now opened a convenient store on Auburn Avenue just two blocks from the same bridge under which he once slept, and one block from the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you’ve ever wondered if it was possible for someone battling mental health challenges to overcome homelessness, listen to his amazing story on our “Doers Podcast.”
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