A sign hanging in Eugene Mitchell's home reads, "Let your failures motivate you to become more diligent and to achieve victory." For Mitchell, a former homeless drug addict, the fact that he has a wall to hang a sign is just as motivating as the powerful message. "About six years [ago] I got involved in crack cocaine and it took me out," Mitchell said. The struggle with addiction led Mitchell down a path of hunger and homelessness, which ended when he decided to become part of the solution instead of the problem. "You need to realize that feeling sorry for yourself don't do no good," he said.