Charissa Crotts

Charissa is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and a reporter for WORLD.

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Building a community

Homelessness | A Texas program tries to be a family for the Chronically homeless without requiring changes in behavior
by Harvest Prude & Charissa Crotts
Posted 2/28/19, 03:42 pm

Alan Graham is a tough old man with a big heart for sufferers. He lives with his black lab Franny (named after Francis of Assisi) in a tiny house in the homeless village he founded. Wearing a ball cap, blue button-up shirt, glasses, and a silver crucifix necklace, he makes his rounds through the village, greeting residents by name. One July afternoon, he stopped to greet a white-haired woman and her two fluffy dogs running underfoot.

“Are you making enough for everybody?” he called to an African-American man grilling pork chops on his front porch.

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Books on counseling

Books
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 2/28/19, 01:29 pm

Welcome to Adulting: Navigating Faith, Friendship, Finances, and The Future

Jonathan Pokluda

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In worlds away

Children's Books | Teen fantasy from Christian publishers 
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 2/14/19, 03:08 pm

King’s War

Jill Williamson

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