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Brandon O'Connell

Homeless in San Diego

Release Date: 06/04/2024

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Welcome to this special episode of Homeless in San Diego. Today, we are honored to have Brandon O'Connell as our guest. Brandon, a Job Coach at Vantage Point for three years, is now pursuing his own company to help people coming out of incarceration. His journey from Skid Row to a stable and fulfilling life highlights his remarkable resilience, inner strength, and unwavering commitment to personal growth. Brandon runs his own podcast, Trash Can Talk, and collaborates with various companies in T-shirt printing, music, art, clothing, and stand-up comedy.

 

In this episode, Brandon shares insights on:

 

  • His personal journey
  • Reintegration programs for people coming out of incarceration
  • The evolution of mental health facilities

 

Tune in to hear Brandon’s inspiring story, how to give yourself a chance, and find support.

 

Links:

 

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/trashcancut/

 

Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/trash-can-talk/id1628343387