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Corie Haverly, from Lutheran Social Services Youth Programs, sits by a display Thursday during a resource fair on homelessness that was held at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building. Participating agencies are getting the word out about homelessness in the county and ways volunteers can help address it. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Kandiyohi County drawing attention to homelessness


Teri Schulte couldn't be happier to have a home. "It would've been a very cold winter in my car," said Schulte, a soft-spoken woman.

The 35-year-old had slept on friends' couches, stayed at the Shelter House in Willmar and lived for a time in her car with her four cats.

"Imagine me and four cats and a litter box in a car," said Schulte, who had been "chronically homeless" for nearly five years.

"It was rough," said Schulte. "It was demeaning."

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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