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Ken Barr, stands in his Detroit Lakes apartment. The Compassion House and staff helped him get back on his feet and move into his first apartment. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Homeless shelter helps transition

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There are a lot of adjectives that come to mind when thinking of a homeless shelter. Sad. Scary. Pathetic. Helpless.

But these are the words that often come to the minds of people who have never had to live in one of these shelters.


For those who have, there are many other words that surround them. Hope. God. Persistence. Repairs.

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