Judy Knotts calls herself “a friend of the homeless,” and a street advocate. The former school administrator began spending time with people experiencing homelessness in 2003, along with other members of her church.
“It changed my life,” she says.
Knotts continued to work with, and sometimes live with, people on the street, including a transgender woman who was her friend and guide. Ultimately, Knotts wrote a book called “You Are My Brother: Lessons Learned Embracing a Homeless Community.”