These are the faces of people we don't see, "the Invisibles" who we have left behind. All are poor. Many are alone. They carry all of their belongings on their backs or in a bag. Few have a family or a safety net. Many are physically or mentally ill. Some are substance abusers. Others have suffered domestic violence or worse. But after all is said and done, all of these folks still have hopes and dreams, and all want a decent place to live. As one man said, "We may be homeless but we are not hopeless."

These images were made at the Mathewson Street United Methodist Church in Providence during the Sunday Friendship Breakfast, a morning meal served to hundreds of people in need by an army of volunteers. 

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