William "Bill" McLemore was born in Louisville and was one of three kids. His first job was at a bank, then he worked as a draftsman and owned his own company. During this time his father became sick and he stopped working to care for him. A series of events including a bad business deal led to homelessness. He stayed at Wayside before opting instead to camp in a secluded area near downtown. Eventually he was offered housing through the St. John Permanent Supportive Housing Program and earned a score on the vulnerability assessment that got him into housing quickly. Bill discusses his experience with the Permanent Supportive Housing Program, homeless shelters, camping out, encounters with police, violence, as well as his personal spirituality.