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    Tonton, a.k.a., Anthony Crane, and Mickey Kline, two young, homeless men, walk through tall weeds off of Valley Street Wednesday evening, July 22, to get to the tent they live in.

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    Tonton, a.k.a., Anthony Crane, and Mickey Kline, photographed in the tent they live in off Valley Street in Portland.

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    Terry Walters, 55, a homeless woman living in a wooded area on the outskirts of Portland, said she and her husband became homeless about two years ago.

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    Matt Coffey works to grab a wheelbarrow as he prepares to dig in a well in a vernal pool behind the wooded area on the outskirts of Portland that Coffey calls home. Vandals recently came through the area where a handful of homeless camp out and slashed tents and destroyed property. When Coffey returned from the full time job he works he found his bicycle in the tree and a number of his plants stomped on.

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    Terry Walters, 55, buries her head in her hands as she sits in a homeless encampment in a wooded area on the outskirts of Portland.

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    Matt Coffey prepares to roll a cigarette while standing near one of his three gardens in which he grows food and flowers near his campsite.

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    Matt Coffey, a homeless man living in a wooded area on the outskirts of Portland, has been in the same location for three years and has worked hard to make his home of a tent, wood pallets, and a tarp, along with other odds and ends, work for him. Here, he's been able to add a sink to help him wash dishes and clean up.

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    Matt Coffey, a homeless man living in a wooded area on the outskirts of Portland, smokes a cigarette as he makes his way back toward his home constructed of a tent, tarps, and wooden pallets.

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