Embedded in the Badlands Video Series
by Jeffrey Stockbridge
At the start of 2018, I began shooting a series of videos in collaboration with reporter Courtenay Harris Bond and editor Hunter Siede about the opioid crisis in Kensington. Over the course of a year, we produced 7 short videos. See below. Warning: some videos contain graphic content.
Episode 1: Point in Time Count
Episode 2: Anna
Episode 3: Tulip Street
Episode 4: Angel
Episode 5: Kensington Avenue
Episode 6: Don
Episode 7: Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous
Hey brother, nice work ! My wife and I help serve every Monday evening 6.30 at the lost coin 2819, Kensington ave . We’ve been serving there almost two years. It is an addictions bible study , a part of Rock ministries. I also head up a homeless outreach every 1st Saturday of every month in that lot you filmed at the church 12 noon to 3.30. We do a feeding and clothing give away. And also have speakers and music. Stop by anytime, ask for Dominic. Keep up the good work you are doing . It is important. Thank You Dominic
Dear Jeffrey I’m happy to see that you have some success stories I was afraid that you weren’t going to do it I tried to reach you a couple years ago to let you know that I successfully got off the streets of Kensington so disturbing to see my picture and how broken I was I will be down to see the display hopefully over the weekend maybe I’ll get a chance to meet up with you. Mary
Hi my name is Christine McConnell. I was Debbie McConnells step mom. I was married to her dad, Bill. I have been watching your videos since Debbie died. I never knew of you before that. We watched the interview you did with Debbie and Laura. I know Laura has your book. I would go with my husband when he would go to Kensington Ave and look for her. Very sad and depressing to see those people there. I am raising her daughter Cheyenne who she mentioned in the interview. She is 12 years old now. I have had her since she was a year old. She has only seen her a handful of times, but they would talk on the phone. She has been taking it very hard since Debbie died. I wish someone would come up with a cure for this disease!! Keep up the good work!!
I would love to see more of these. What you’re doing is similar to what I hope to explore here in Memphis. Thank you for showing the humanity in homelessness and substance abuse.