"La Trina Neal has a special gift that is both inspirational and insightful. Her accomplishment of documenting her experiences is just the tip of her abilities and discernment. The experiences she writes about in this book cannot begin to describe the depth of her humility and strength. Walking the walk of faith requires much courage and servitude. Both of these traits are exhibited in her life...I am inspired by her light."
-Dwight Radcliff Director of Operations, U.S. Vets, Inc (Inglewood, CA.)
He Gave Me Shelter is an inspirational and poignant story of a young woman whose dreams were derailed when circumstances forced her into a homeless shelter. Faced with the challenges of getting her life back on track, La Trina finds herself negotiating with the colorful and troubled personalities of the other residents. While settling into a successful routine, a crisis at the shelter forces her into the role of resident manager and, eventually, executive director.
Through this animated and emotionally charged tale, the author provides a guided tour of this too-often unseen world, while giving voice to the homeless and dignity to their daily struggles.
A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit homeless advocacy groups and organizations.