By John Kelly, columnist
The Washington Post
November 13, 2016
Antonio said he doesn’t like going to the homeless shelter, because when he stays there he’s surrounded by “a bunch of old men.”
Wait a minute, I jokingly protested. I’m an old man.
Antonio chuckled. He’s 21.
“You don’t smell like sweat and underarms,” said Angel, describing the atmosphere of most homeless shelters. She’s 20.
We were seated in a conference room at Sasha Bruce Youthwork, one of the charities I hope readers will support in this year’s Washington Post Helping Hand fundraising campaign. The others are Community of Hope, which works with homeless District families, and Homestretch, which works with homeless families in Northern Virginia.
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