Brenda Flowers waits with her dog Maya to discuss her experiences being homeless as members of the state Capitol community, including lobbyists, staffers and consultants, gathered to discuss the city’s growing crisis.
Brenda Flowers waits with her dog Maya to discuss her experiences being homeless as members of the state Capitol community, including lobbyists, staffers and consultants, gathered to discuss the city’s growing crisis. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
Brenda Flowers waits with her dog Maya to discuss her experiences being homeless as members of the state Capitol community, including lobbyists, staffers and consultants, gathered to discuss the city’s growing crisis. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee

Capitol workers ask: ‘What can we do personally to help homeless people?’

October 21, 2017 06:00 AM

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