Ahamed Idrissou was imprisoned for five weeks in Togo, a military dictatorship in Africa. He was beaten and humiliated; some of his teeth were pulled out.
With help from Catholic Charities, he gained asylee status in the United States and brought his family to safety.
Now, donning a sun-yellow City Sights jacket, he stands at Times Square street corners in the sun, rain and snow hawking tickets for tourist bus rides to feed his family.
Click here to read his story published in The New York Times and learn about crucial intervention he received from Catholic Charities.