Two Midland sheriffs escorted a shoeless Greg to the open door at midnight. He was found descending the M-20 without sufficient clothing to withstand the temperatures of February. It wasn’t the first time we had interacted with Greg; he’s been in and out of mid-Michigan shelters for the past 10 years.
Greg has a college degree, owned his own home, and was married with children before being diagnosed with schizophrenia. He never stays anywhere for very long, so connecting him to resources to help him gain stability has proven difficult. Greg and his frequent but short stays are one of the many reasons Midland’s Open Door has licensed mental health therapists to its staff.