"I was walking dead," Sam Fisher says while letting out a deep sigh. "Most of us were." In 2000, Sam showed up at the door of the Phoenix House, a one-year transitional program for homeless men in Durham, NC. He was homeless, recently sober, and seeking a new beginning. For him, the door was opened. Today, he is the residential manager of the program and has been for nine years. This is Sam's story: his fight to save the house and a friend.