As someone points out, "It's a pressure free lifestyle ' we're free." Your article should have focused a little more on personal responsibility. They are responsible for their circumstances. Lafayette has an abundance of agencies that will help people who become stranded. I was shocked to read Jason had lost his driver's license and unable to get a new one. Acadiana Outreach has a history of helping people replacing a lost driver's license. Wait a minute, Jason was jailed for a DUI. Guess what Jason, get a photo ID. Unless you are driving for a living, all you need is a photo ID. The great state of Louisiana can do that for you.
After reading the article, I went online and listened to the audio interviews. Keith says he wants a job. Listening to the audio version of the article, Keith says its "work." Yes Keith, getting a job is work. Getting up every morning to go to your job is work. Using your paycheck to take care of your personal obligations is work. Keeping a job is work. Being a responsible citizen is work. Work on putting the bottle down and get to work. Work on changing your attitude. Work on making a better life for yourself and those around you.
Clearly, those featured in "Slipping Through the Cracks" missed that life lesson.