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    Cassandra Vannah (homeless) 02/23/23 - Andree Kehn/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    The author, Cassandra Vannah, 30, stands in front of Calvary United Methodist Church in Lewiston with the belongings she hauls with her to keep track of throughout the day. Vannah spends many nights at church's warming shelter.

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    Cassandra Vannah (homeless) 02/23/23 - Andree Kehn/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Alex Southworth and Cassandra Vannah hang out on Feb. 23 in the Lewiston bus station eating lunch they got from Trinity Jubilee. Vannah calls Southworth one of her children, and she gives him lots of "tips" on how to get by living on the streets.

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    Cassandra Vannah (homeless) 02/23/23 - Andree Kehn/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Cassandra Vannah picks out some tomatoes and oranges on Feb. 23 from cases of produce that have been donated to Trinity Jubilee Center in Lewiston. Vannah spends a lot of her day taking care of those she considers to be in her extended family, bringing food to people and sharing cigarettes.

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    Cassandra Vannah (homeless) 02/23/23 - Andree Kehn/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Cassandra Vannah reviews the documents needed to secure a birth certificate for Dylan Collins,18, in the lobby of Lewiston City Hall. Anthony Pelletier stands off to the left. A common obstacle in the homeless community is staying in possession of the paperwork needed to secure employment. Vannah provides support to many of the younger members of the local homeless community. Collins affectionately calls her "Mom."

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    Cassandra Vannah (homeless) 02/23/23 - Andree Kehn/Sun Journal | of | Share this photo

    Anthony Pelletier and Cassandra Vannah share a cigarette in an alleyway on Feb. 23 in Lewiston. Many in the homeless community trade food and possessions back and forth as needed.

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