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 Real Change - USA 17 March 2019

For homeless people in Seattle, Washington, USA, storage programs are giving them a place to safely keep their belongings. For many homeless people, having to carry their possessions in backpacks and bin bags draws dirty looks and makes it almost impossible to look presentable for a job interview. Now, facilities funded by churches and charities are on offer to help but many programs are already full. (973 Words) - By Aaron Burkhalter

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Isaac Pace stands among SHARE’s communal lockers. Participants of the program trade working shifts for locker use. Photo: Daniel Bassett

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St. Martin de Porres, a Catholic Community Services shelter on Pier 36 on Alaskan Way, provides 192 plywood cubbies to the men who stay there. Photo: David Morgan


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