“I always have a hustle,” Chrysanne O’Dell tells me. We are in a Starbucks, talking about her journey out of homelessness, and she is frank about her obstacles. “My credit sucked, bad financial history, criminal record.”
But her eye for opportunity eventually helped her get out of homelessness.
She comes to our meetings directly from her daily appointment at an Old Town mental illness and addiction treatment clinic. She seems both frail and steely.