Tracy Logan, a 54-year-old grandmother of four was suffering with bone cancer when her whole world changed.
While living with a friend here in Memphis, she underwent two surgeries for treatment. She said when she refused to be intimate with that friend, he put her out.
Suddenly, she was homeless without much of a support system after moving hundreds of miles from her hometown of Atlanta. Logan stayed in her car, and then a tent in a colleague’s backyard.
“It was emotionally, mentally and physically hard to keep my positive state of mind and not to get discouraged about it, and be able to present myself to the world as if everything was OK in my life,” Logan said. But things have changed again.
Now, she is cancer-free, and she and her service dog, Marley, will soon have a place to call their own. Logan is one of the first to move into a tiny home made possible through a partnership between Homes for Hearts, Dwayne A. Jones Construction and Room in the Inn.
The three organizations formed a partnership that is fighting homelessness in Memphis.