Alibi V.15 No.42 • Oct 19-25, 2006 


The Exiles Among Us

A new program reaching out to the Duke City's homeless population—and the services that are still missing

NOTE: The names of the homeless people in this story have all been changed.

They meet in an office downstairs in the Galleria, usually on Thursdays. It's a medium-sized room that doesn't look like it’s often occupied—the only human touches are a collection of movie posters adorning the walls. Most of this work doesn't take place in an office; it happens on the streets of Downtown, near the public library, on the "grassy knoll" near the freeway and Martin Luther King Jr., in Civic Plaza, on the Fourth Street Mall, in Robinson Park.

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