LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - One Kentucky man has a tradition of helping the homeless, and can relate. He's been in their shoes.
For the past 12 years, Thomas Caudill has helped the homeless at the Catholic Action Center. Before he volunteered there, he was one of them. At an early age, he was homeless, hooked on alcohol and drugs. He was arrested so many times he lost count. He was also a father at 15.
Now, he serves food and wisdom.
"The light God put in me he took that stuff from me to talk to someone about it," continues Caudill.
Caudill hasn't had a drink now in 14 years. He says that's a miracle itself.
"Out here today I'm able to be a witness to let someone know I grew up with some of those guys out here i've drank with em smoke with em sold them stuff," Caudill said. "I'm able to be a witness to let then know they don't have to live like that their whole life they don't have to stay there they can come out."