By the time Joshua and Melissa met in a homeless shelter, everyone in their lives had pretty much given up on them. Truth be told, they had pretty much given up on themselves.
“Our families really got fed up, thinking we are never going to change,” says Melissa. “I felt a lot of shame over what I was doing.”
The good news is that Joshua and Melissa became a couple in that shelter, a love that sustains them to this day.