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ESTHER AMES and her three children, Gavin, Jewel and Glory, are enjoying their new home as part of the White Earth program combating homelessness.

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Esther Ames knows how tough it can be to make ends meet.

A single mother of three, she was living in Naytahwaush pinching pennies just to pay the heating bill in an old, leaky house.


But that all changed with one phone call.

"It was 4:30 in the afternoon; I was just on my way home from work," said Ames, "and they told me I had been picked."

What Ames had been picked for was the opportunity to move her family into a brand new home.

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