Groups step up homelessness fight

Posted: December 25, 2017 at 1 a.m.

John Holland and Kristina Cole-Harris look at their 7-month-old baby, John, on Dec. 17 at Genesis Church in Fayetteville. The church sees 50 or 60 families coming in each week who come for help with rent, a deposit, food or other needs. Holland and Cole-Harris have had trouble finding a place to live and have been staying at the Salvation Army’s family shelter.

Michael Moore got out of jail last summer. He was homeless, unemployed and recovering from drug addiction. He often walked more than 10 miles a day from Rogers to drug court in Benton-ville or to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. He slept in a Rogers field near a KFC that gave him a job.

Michael Moore (right) visits with mentor Dean Vlaovich with 8th Street Ministries on Dec. 19 in the living room of Moore’s apartment in Rogers. Moore ...

Ed Wright eats breakfast Dec. 17 at Genesis Church in Fayetteville. The church serves breakfast every Sunday to whoever needs it.

Regina Smith has breakfast Dec. 17 at Genesis Church. Smith lives in her van in south Fayetteville and hopes to finds suitable housing soon.

Growing homelessness

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