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From Homeless Child To Founder And Compassionate Advocate

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By any estimation, Twotone Grant had a difficult childhood. By the age of 12, Grant was living on the streets, and she spent nearly 8 years drifting in and out of homelessness. Her mother had severe issues with addiction and mental illness, and at times Grant felt like the streets of Los Angeles were the safest place for her to be.

Her harrowing experiences as a child left Grant with a profound sense of empathy for the poor, and when she saw a news story about a homeless man freezing to death, she was compelled to take action. She founded A Light in the Night Community Outreach, a nonprofit providing items like blankets and socks to the homeless people of Albuquerque.

“I want to make sure people know they are cared for, no matter where they are at,” Grant says. "Being treated like a non-human is the hardest part of being on the street.”

To hear the rest of Twotone Grant's unlikely and inspiring story, read the feature article here.

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