Billings man credits Tumbleweed youth program for helping him overcome homelessness

Q2 | BILLINGS – A few years ago David Carpenter found himself in a precarious place – homeless and living in van. That’s when he showed up in the parking lot at Tumbleweed, a non-profit that provides services to runaway, homeless, and vulnerable youth and their families.

“I was too young to go to any other shelter, like a regular adult home shelter. I couldn’t even get a shower at a truck stop because you have to be 21 to get a shower at a truck stop because of the liability issues for them,” he says.

These days, David is driving his own truck and owns his own business – Broadwater Lawn Care. He mows lawns in the warm months and plows snow in the cold ones.

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