Community Issues

We're Here To Help Bob, But Will He Accept It In Time?

We promised to return with a lawyer to help, and this is what happened next...

We've been back every day since we first met Bob on the sidewalk of Penn Avenue at 16th Street in Pittsburgh. During my first conversation with Bob, he was reluctant to accept any kind of help, but did say he could use a lawyer.

So we're back again, and with me this time is Bruce Gelman. He's ready and willing to work with Bob to get his government benefits. Here's how their conversation went:

The clock is not on Bob's side here. We really want to get him off the streets and into a safe, stable place. So far he isn't willing to go there, but we're hoping that will change and soon.


Will Bob Accept Help After 19 Years On The Streets?

Will Bob Accept Help After 19 Years On The Streets?

He doesn't trust people and conversations are difficult. Watch and see why there is definitely hope.

What About Bob? Let's Get Help For This Struggling Man

See how Get Marty is taking action to get Bob off the streets and in a better place.


In just a couple of days, the City of Pittsburgh is planning to clear Bob's belongings off of the sidewalk. The piles have grown to several feet high since Bob started amassing his things there about a year ago.

We'll be back with Bob again on Monday (Oct 12th), along with our friend Bruce Gelman and his team.

How can you start something good?

Do you know someone who needs help? Do you want to help someone out? I want to hear from you.

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