Homelessness | A Texas program tries to be a family for the Chronically homeless without requiring changes in behavior
by Harvest Prude & Charissa Koh
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.