Family Promise Helps Homeless Face Tomorrow

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RIO GRANDE – When Laurie Johnson talks to people about spearheading the local chapter of Family Promise, she’ll often ask them to describe what a homeless person looks like. The responses are what many expect: a bearded man in dirty clothes begging for spare change; an old lady in an oversized coat pushing a shopping cart down the street.

“No one ever says a child,” said Johnson, network director for the Rio Grande-based organization.

Meet the new face of homelessness: Children.

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Norris Clark