Community Issues

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.


One day after meeting Bob on the streets of Pittsburgh, we're back as promised, trying to get him the help he desperately needs.

The sidewalk along the 1600 block of Penn Avenue is the place he's been calling home for nearly a year.

But the city is about to change that. Seven days from now, the city plans to essentially evict Bob and clear the sidewalk.

During our first meeting he was picking up bags and boxes, moving around his piles of clothing and other belongings.

When I returned today, he was doing more of the same, preparing for what's ahead. This time I didn't come alone. I'm with Mike Minder, who's an employment coordinator with Arc Human Services. He's used to dealing with people in similar situations to Bob and reached out because he wants to help.


Watch as Mike joins me to talk with Bob about getting him some help.

So it seems like we're making some progress. We're not giving up on Bob.


We'll be back again to continue reaching out, and get him into a place where he can get back to living safely.


Here is our first introduction to Bob:

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.

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.


Contact me on Facebook: Get Marty


Or Send me an email: GetMarty@sparkt.com

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