The women residing at Third Street Alliance have become homeless for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is as common as losing a job and having no support system or savings plan in place. Sometimes a debilitating disease takes its toll before disability benefits can be accessed. Sometimes the path is more complex, winding around alcohol and/or drug abuse before ending abruptly at homelessness. There are many, many reasons that women and families find themselves homeless and at Third Street Alliance there are just as many opportunities for them to get back on their feet.