Washington Post: ‘This is my do-over.’ She used to sleep on the streets. Now, she helps others who do.

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By Theresa Vargas

“…I first met Tokyo on Monday at the opening of a homeless day services center in Northwest Washington. It was one of those events where officials give speeches and ribbons are cut. At one point, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) addressed the crowd to discuss the importance of the center, describing it as ‘one stop to get people on a pathway to a permanent home.’ Others gave equally impassioned speeches.

But Tokyo’s presence said more than anyone’s words could. Her standing there showed why the center was needed and its potential to change lives.

She wasn’t there to use it. She was there to run it…”

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