Congratulations to Sarah Ann Jump and Zack DeClerk for winning this week’s photo of the week!
Nyota Kamali, 8, is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo who recently arrived in the United States and moved into an apartment with her family in Rochester, NY. Saint’s Place prepared the apartment before her family moved in, providing furniture, decorations and toys. Photo by Sarah Ann Jump
Bradley Loce, 56, takes a quiet moment in his Dorothy Day House apartment in Rochester, NY on Feb. 23, 2014. “My son hasn’t talked to me in fifteen years. He’s ashamed of me because I’m a drunk. Can’t blame him. I’m not a criminal though.”
Bradley has suffered from alcoholism his entire life, has struggled with chronic homelessness and mental illness diagnosis that he rejects, refusing medication. The Dorothy Day House has been in place since late 2012, providing a housing first solution for people that are on the streets. Photo by Zack DeClerk
Bradley Loce, 56, sits and drinks along Orion Alley in Rochester, NY on Feb. 23, 2014. “I’ve always lived in the South Wedge. I remember, as a kid, going to see a film at the Fine Arts Theatre on Gregory Street. I’ve wanted to be an actor ever since.” Photo by Zack DeClerk
Eslon Kamali, 16, and Sako Kamali, 14, play soccer in their kitchen in their new home in Rochester, NY on Friday, Feb. 14. They are refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo that recently arrived in the US and have yet to register for school, so they spend their days finding ways to entertain themselves in their family’s apartment. Photo by Sarah Ann Jump