Carroll Jones-Price struggles to survive living in her carLoading
  • Carroll Jones-Price finds a little peace walking and stretching her bad knee under the trees at her favorite safe haven on June 4, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. She was a respiratory nurse for until a decade ago when she was attacked by a coworker and developed PTSD, making it difficult for her to work. Later, she also developed Lupus. She just got disability benefits after years of trying. But it's not enough for rent, so she lives in her 1995 Ford Escort with her dog.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price hugs her dog, Spirit, who is her protector and companion living on the streets of . in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price adjusts towels covering her car windows for privacy sleeping in the car on June 12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The single woman tries to be very careful living in her car.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price stays in the parking lot of an closed business on June 12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. She walks to feed an abandoned kitten is a nearby gas station.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price's dog Spirit, looks out the back widow of her car which holds her personal belongings on JUne 4, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif..
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price gathers towels that she will use to cover her car windows for privacy sleeping in her cramped car on June 12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Spirit stands on top of her sleeping area where Carroll squeezes into each night to sleep.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price plays game and watches videos on her mobile phone in the backseat of her car on June 12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Her dog, Spirit, alerts and protects her when she sleeps in her car in parking lot. She uses towels to cover her windows to give her privacy. The passenger seat is used for her kitchen area and considers the driver's seat the living room.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price wears gloves to protect her hands looking through trash cans for bottles and that she will recycle to earn money on June 4, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price drives to another location to look for bottles and cans to recycle. Bags of recyclable bottles and can sit on her back seat where she sleeps in her car.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price was a respiratory nurse until a decade ago when she was attacked by a coworker and developed PTSD, making it difficult for her to work and is now living out of her 1995 Ford Escort on June 4, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Nichole Rosendo, a peer partner at Mental Health America, left, shows potential rental property gathered from craigslist to Carroll Jones-Price on June 12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price, tired from lack of sleep sits in her car during the late afternoon after charging her mobile phone at a laundry mat on June 4, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. She doesn't sleep very well in her car but doesn't want to live in a shelter because she would have to give up her dog, Spirit.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price feeds some meat to her dog, Spirit, in a fast food parking lot where she will sleep overnight on June 4, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. She sleeps in the cramped backseat on top clothing and personal belongings.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price parks in the shade trying to keep cool in the 100 degree midday heat with her dog, Spirit, on June 12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price grooms herself as she prepares to sleep in her car with her dog, Spirit in a fast-food parking lot on June 4, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The 5'4" woman sleeps across the narrow backseat of her car on top of a mattress and her other possessions.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price, tired from lack of sleep sits in her car during the late afternoon after charging her mobile phone at a laundry mat on June 4, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Soon he will driver her car to one of the locations where she sleeps in her car in the Sacramento area.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price drives her 1995 Ford Escort in downtown Sacramento to a location where she looks for recyclable cans and bottles supplementing her income after volunteering at the Transitional Living and Community Support office on June 4, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price's dog, Spirit, walks between rows of storage units as she practices singing with Doug at a storage unit on June 27, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price practices singing with Doug, who she meet at Loaves and Fishes, outside of his storage unit before they perform on the street in Mid-Town on June 27, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.. Before she became a respiratory therapist and garnered two Bachelor of Art degrees and a Master Degree, Carroll traveled the world at age fifteen as a singer in a band.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price performs on the corner of 20th Street and L Street on June 29, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. She asks the young men if she can sing a song for them.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price sprays disinfectant on towels soiled by recycled bottles and cans in a fast food parking lot where she will sleep overnight on June 4, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price sleeps in her 1985 Ford Escort undisturbed at the Broadway Wash and Dry parking lot on July 11, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. She is able to recharge her mobile phone and use the restroom to dress in the morning. Her mother told her to keep your hair combed, teeth brushed, and your clothes presentable as a chilled growing up.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price rubs her face to help wakeup after sleeping in her car at the Broadway Wash and Dry parking lot on July 11, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price folds her bedding after sleeping in her car in the Broadway Wash and Dry parking lot on July 11, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price walks to the restroom to dress at the Broadway Wash and Dry on July 11, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price is reflected in mirror grooming herself after sleeping in her car at the Broadway Wash and Dry on July 11, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. As a child her mother told her to comb her hair, brush her teeth and dress in clean clothing. Carroll wears a wig to cover a few scars on the top of her head from the effects of lupus.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price is reflected in mirror grooming herself after sleeping in her car at the Broadway Wash and Dry on July 11, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. As a child her mother told her to comb her hair, brush her teeth and dress in clean clothing. Carroll has a few scars on the top of her head from the effects of lupus.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price adjust pillows and bedding in the backseat of her 1995 Ford Escort preparing for sleep on June 4, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The 5'4" tall woman sleeps in the cramped backseat and has a difficult time stretching her injured knee. Her head lays near the driver's side and her legs sometimes hang over the from passenger seat as she tries to get comfort to her injured knee.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price and her dog, Spirit, wait for nightfall before she can fall asleep in her 1995 Ford Escort parked n an abandoned parking lot on June 12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price waits for nightfall before sleeping in her car parked in a fast food restaurant on June 4, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price adjusts the towel she uses to block the outside for privacy where she sleeps in her car parked in a fast food restaurant on June 4, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Carroll Jones-Price parks her car in an abandoned parking lot and sleeps in her car on June 12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. She moves nightly to different locations to sleep.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
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