Lize Keenan credits a Charlottetown women’s shelter with saving her life.

The 51-year-old woman, known to friends as “Miss Hollywood” for the considerable attention she gives to her make-up and colourful attire, found herself homeless for the first time in May.

She was evicted – she believes unfairly – from an apartment in the capital city.

She could not find a place to stay. So, she made her way to a graveyard for the night.

Then another one. And five more nights after that.

“I had no choice,’’ says Keenan.