Glenn Norraik keeps warm in the entryway of a business Wednesday, Nov. 16, in downtown Lewiston after spending a cold and snowy night on the streets. “I got kicked out of my place in Norway and can’t get into no shelters because I don’t have an ID. I just move from place to place. It sucks,” he said, pulling the blanket up to his chin as the wind began to blow a cold mist on him. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

People take shelter from the rain in a doorway at South Parish Congregational Church in Augusta on Wednesday. The church has furnished 25 spots for homeless people to sleep and people line up for beds. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Emerging from one of his “cubby holes” Wednesday morning, Patrick Crocker, who is homeless, walks down Lisbon Street in Lewiston where he was heading to the public library to warm up. “I’m on Social Security but it’s not enough to get me a place to stay these days” he said as he waited for the library doors to open. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

A small grouping of tents in a Lewiston homeless encampment is waterlogged and abandoned on Nov. 11 in advance of a police order to vacate. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Arthur Murray, left and Christopher Larochelle find shelter from the rain and snow Wednesday morning in the foyer of a business on Lisbon Street in Lewiston. Murray “couch surfs” with friends most nights while Christopher Larochelle, right, moves from town to town. “I have a place I built in Poland, but there are people squatting there that are worse off than me so I’m just working wherever I can and doing what I can to get by” he said with a smile. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

A homeless person finds shelter Nov. 16 in the entryway of a vacant building on Pine Street in Lewiston after spending the night out in the cold and snow. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

People wait Wednesday in a downpour for shelter inside the South Parish Congregational Church in Augusta. The church has furnished 25 spots for homeless people to sleep. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Cassandra sits in the Kennedy Park gazebo on Nov. 2 and reflects on her life living without housing. Cassandra lived in a tent last winter, with her fiancé, who has since passed away. She says that during snowstorms, someone would have to stay awake to keep the tent clear of heavy snow. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Homeless people gather Tuesday beneath the World War I statue on Memorial Circle in Augusta. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

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