On a chilly Wednesday night, when overnight temperatures will dip into the 30s, about 40 homeless people gather at a bus garage in Lawrence.
They gather for dinner, to socialize, to get case management or a haircut. Some sleep there. There’s no protection from the cold but there is a bit of protection from the wind.
Dinner is served around 9 p.m. Before then, people lay out blankets where they plan to sleep until the buses come in the morning.
Ralph Francois comes every week.