|A fire charred a car at a homeless encampment Saturday morning, Nov. 25, 2017.|
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|Janie at Wood Street encampment in front of what remains after the fire. |
Photo: Wanda Sabir
I have returned a few times, but each time she is not there. We keep missing each other. The winds were blowing really strongly when I went by Monday afternoon. I left my card with one of her friends to ask her to call me. She said Thursday, Nov. 29, when I last saw her that her father might be worried about her. Perhaps she is staying with him. That would be nice. Last year, Janie called her dad on one of the free phones at the Thanksgiving dinner Desley Brooks and Friends hosted. This year, Oakland School for the Arts served a meal Janie said. The residents whom I spoke to told me there was a different group serving a hot meal almost daily.