MIKE SPRINGER/Staff photo
Tom Burgess, who lives in a hut in a forest outside of town, takes a nap after having a hot meal as Kathy Atkinson, also homeless, eats her lunch Tuesday at the Grace Center day shelter in the basement of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Gloucester. A cold rain was falling at the time the photo was taken. "It's a place to go to get out of the weather and get something to eat," Burgess said of the Grace Center. Without it, he said, "Everybody in here would be out on the street somewhere hiding on a stoop."
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