San Francisco Homeless Man Was Studying to Be Chiropractor Before Getting Evicted – San Francisco Video



Vincent has lived homeless on the streets of San Francisco since 2017. He got in a fight with his landlord and lost the place where he was living. Vincent says when he first became homeless in the Tenderloin, he didn’t give it the attention it deserved to get back into housing. Vincent says he didn’t realize the streets: “sucked you in and kept you there. It’s like crabs in a bucket trying to get out of the streets.”

Prior to homelessness, Vicent was two quarters away from receiving a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in California. Now he’s fighting for survival just trying to keep his head above water.

Vincent says social services have been great. He says the biggest challenge is other homeless people. Live on the streets is hard so everyone is in survival mode! Many are just looking out for themselves. They have to.

Vincent has tried to keep working but people keep stealing his stuff. He says four times people walked off with his phone!

Vincent does delivery work or whatever he can to survive. When I mentioned those jobs don’t pay enough to cover the cost of an apartment, Vincent responded he is not even thinking about rent. The affordable housing crisis has hit San Francisco hard. Unless you make a lot of money, you cannot afford a place to live here.

When I asked Vincent for his three wishes, he got emotional. This is now the second time this has happened out of almost 800 interviews. I asked Vincent if it was the question or just being interviewed. He responded that it’s maybe a combination. When he thought of his son, that was the trigger, not the question. As I stated the last time this happened, I work on being more sensitive and I may not end with the three wishes question. Obviously, I may not have read this situation. But any question about his family would be a trigger.

Vincent seems like a great guy. He’s intelligent and he knows how to hustle. I hope he gets off the streets soon. Homelessness has a way of changing people who are on the streets for too long. We need to prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place and if a person falls into homelessness, we need to get them off the streets as quickly as possible!

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  1. Money is the only solution to homelessness. We waste endless amounts of money on programs and government bureaucracy when what should do is just give cash to those of us who have nothing. Imagine what this man could do with $10,000.

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  2. Why so many put up with so few having so much is looney tunes. I guess that’s why Jay-Z is a now a billionaire, even though humanity at one point produced Mozart haha…

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  3. Let's upset the homeless by asking them about wishes. Cruel.

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  4. Can anyone explain to me please, do homeless people get any help from the gov as food stamps and also some money? I am wondering because I am Russian and we do have some people in Russia who say that homeless people in USA have a better life than homeless people in Russia

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  5. Pretty sure this dude is full of shit !! He’s two classes away from being a chiropractor🤨 I’d do whatever I had to do to finish those classes and get off the streets ASAP I mean seriously why wouldn’t he be selling his ass to complete those classes

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  6. There is going to be a rent revolution like something from Czarist Russia. Nothing's changed. Good luck, Bro.

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  7. please forgive me…but ibeleive in robin hood aka (robbin in da hood)and have found "most" rich are like giants…they LOOK intimadating…but dont like beying called selfish…its like an insult to their whole beying…js he seems very smart soo he would make a good robin hood…points to ponder

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  8. Everyone else’s fault but his own, typical.

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  9. ok so set up a table in the park free shoulder "tap" (so law cant mess with him) put a donation jar out and mabie someone can help with leasing a building but i understand getting cought up on the streets ..freedom is addicting…hint why we gave it all up to be homeless…

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  10. …another stereotype-shattering video …we have created a society in which in takes very little to end up homeless …and once there takes a huge effort to return to what we might call "the norm".

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  11. Bless this man. Such a difficult situation.

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  12. So Heartbreaking…My prayers are with him!!

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  13. Supposedly Gov. Newsom wants $1 billion to address homelessness. In Los Angeles County new report that just came out 12% are homeless. We are a paycheck short of becoming homeless especially here in CA.

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  14. the tears in his eyes when he started talking about it breaks my heart. i cant imagine how other people are doing. its horrible.

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  15. I'm not happy he's homeless but I'm glad he didn't become a chiropractor and start scamming people for money. His suffering here is nothing compared to the suffering he probably would have caused as a trained conartist

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  16. Love the kind words,, everyone wants to help. Americans are incredible people. But what's wrong with the American government ?, let's start investing in American and the American people. Its time we start taking care of our own. Let's stop wasting trillions of dollars fighting senseless wars on foreign soils. Let invest in American and the American people, Let us help our veterans, sick, homeless, drug, mental, patients, etc Let's make American great again.

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  17. He's in the worst place to be homeless too everything is supper over priced up there!

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  18. Please stop asking the three wishes question it's so mean

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  19. I don’t like the man doing the interview. What’s his PayPal?

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  20. I am a bit confused please correct me if I am wrong.. One of the main points of posting these stories is to reach out to people out there who may feel touched by these life stories and generate concrete action from individuals to help these guys.. So, wouldn't it be obvious to include his Paypal for people to reach out and help him? No mention to that anywhere yet they do provide links to donate to the channel 🙁

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  21. COME HERE TO CHICAGO AND BE A DOCTOR . THEY HAVE GREAT PROGRAMS HERE AND THEY WOULD HELP A PERSON LIKE YOU YOUR TRYING VERY HARD I CAN SEE THAT . i would love to see you become a doctor you can do it .

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  22. DO THEY HAVE GOODWILL THERE ? you can get a good sturdy bike at goodwill .

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  23. Yes I just need to understand why cousin goes to drinking and drugs thank you

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  24. As a 59 yr old Jazz pianist living and playing in Copenhagen Denmark I honestly fear going back to America. Being at the bottom of this society is more humane than taking my chances back in my country tis of thee where poverty is a crime. Tulsi Gabbard for President.

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  25. As somebody who is homeless at the moment, I can relate to almost everything Vincent touches down on. I had a business of my own, two cars and a house that I rented. Losing the business killed my finances, I went bankrupt…and lost everything. I am not lazy, I will do odd jobs wherever I can find them. But now that I’m homeless, getting work is close to impossible because I never know where I’m going to sleep. Once night hits, the streets take on a much harsher tone. It’s terrifying. You never feel like you can get to that next right step that will pull you out of the hell.

    It brings tears to my eyes to listen to Vincent trying to talk about his son. I’m estranged from my family as well, and would want nothing more than to get a hug and spend some time with them. God bless you Vincent. May we both find our way. Namaste to all.

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  26. I KNOW THAT WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS . LET US HELP THESE PEOPLE

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  27. The government spend so much money on immigrants that just came over to get it you take that money and give it to these folks I don't think the average person with mine

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  28. Leave SF….WHY ARE YOU IDIOTS STILL THERE!!!!!

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  29. Best of luck Vincent. Hope you manage to get buck on your feet.

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  30. His PayPal account please!!
    I don’t mind donating to this guy.
    He seems genuine.

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  31. Ill go to the tenderloin just to find him

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  32. ufa Ive been in this guys shoes, but not in a huge city and I still had an address, in fact three. Time to leave SF, hitchhike, go to Alabanma, what ever, good grief.Go where your family is! Sisters, brothers, family, anyone out there that can help this guy. Goodness whats wrong with the USA for petes sake! And Mark, look this guy seems drug free, relatively what you can label "normal". I have an idea, its kind of like the registry that I used when I was a nurse. Anyhow, a roommate registry of like minded homeless, who pool resourses together and then rent a place together. With house rules of course, as roommates can tend to have isues about cleaning, but nowadays with robie vacume cleaners and dishwashers and automatic washers and dryers it shouldn't be that difficult. I know craig list has an area for roomates. Of course when you hit rock bottom then you dont have enough money for a room, I know because as I have mentioned many times I ended up living in a barn with my little girl for over 4 months, no running water, no bathroom, nada, no heat, in Washington State,in the fall, and I am a nurse. WAK! that was a long time ago. But thats where services can come up with first, and last and then once your IN, your IN. Anyhow, don't give up Vincent! your my grandsons namesake. God bless you both!. and YES his paypal account PLEASE!!!!

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  33. What is his PayPal account? Please.

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  34. You guys know that American homeless people look much better than Russian homeless people.

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  35. Rent ! Look at his reaction !!😎

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