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Homeless in Texas

In rural Texas, people experiencing homelessness lead "masked" lives outside of public view

Homeless Texans in the state's less populated areas are harder for people to find and help. But the number of people experiencing homelessness outside of Texas' urban centers has increased 33% in recent years.

In a brown building, next to a vacant industrial site, Abilene Hope Haven operates  a housing assistance program and homeless shelter in Abilene.
Sherry Carroll, director of Grace Place Ministries in Stephenville.
The hospitality coordinator and Perry Covington and his wife Karen keep the pantry stocked witha variety of foods thanks to the food bank and other local charities.

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"Nobody thinks about us"

An empty dormitory at the Abilene Hope Haven shelter in Abilene.

One financial emergency is all it takes

Katherine Bisson, Executive Director of Abilene Hope Haven. The charity has re-tooled itself and it's approach to the issue of homelessness in Abilene in recent years.
Francis Castillo poses for a portrait at the bakery where she works.  Castillo is homeless, living at the Hope Haven shelter, but has recently gotten everything in order to seek out housing of her own.

Bouncing back

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