EXCERPT: “Organizations from all across Minnesota have gathered at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester this week to work on solutions to state-wide issues with homelessness. ‘It’s almost like pain. Until you’ve experienced it, you can’t really empathize what someone has been through,’ Nichelle said. Nichelle asked that ABC 6 News conceal her last name. She fled from domestic violence, but being disabled and unable to keep up with her bills, Nichelle became homeless. ‘When you’re used to being able to provide and stand on your own two feet when you have to depend on others for shelter, it can be a great downer,’ Nichelle said.” FULL STORY: