144 woven panels

... the number of lives lost to overdose per day in the US


A normal life

The weather was beautiful on Sunday, so K&A was busy, as usual, with some new people as well as the regulars. I talked for a little while with A, who told me that he is a veteran and a former union worker. He was recently released from prison to the streets. He...

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Food for a photo

We were talking with M at the bridge today, and he told us he recently got his hair cut by a group who comes out on the streets and gives haircuts to people for free. He talked about how they took before and after photos of him, and said he didn’t really like that. He...

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God is still alive

Sunday in Kensington was a gorgeous spring day. While we were hanging out near the Huntingdon el stop, a young man approached us and said, "I just got off the el and saw you guys and wanted to say 'this is a sign that god is still...

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Listening & witnessing & laughing

Sometimes a Sunday in Kensington looks like this: Sitting with 84-year-old JD, looking at the old photos he pulled out of the worn duct-taped envelope. Hearing stories of his life - his wife who left him, his son who passed years ago of AIDS, his truck-driving career....

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Someone’s child

Sunday in Kensington was cold and busy. A chilly day after a warm one usually means we will have lots of requests for cold weather items - gloves, hats, scarves, blankets and hoodies. We always run out, even though our friends and members of AIM keep us well-stocked...

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I miss my mom

It was extremely cold in Kensington today. We reminded a few of our angels that a ton of snow is expected tomorrow night into Tuesday. How does that work if you sleep outside on a mattress and all your belongings are out in the open? While I was on my way to...

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