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Extras: Seeking 'Safe Haven'

The Safe Haven community began late in the spring of 2009 when a small group of homeless people began pitching tents in a backyard near the Catholic Worker House in Champaign.

The organizers were seeking a sense of safety and community in a group, supporters said.

Click here to see a series of videos, an interactive map and a searchable story archive as part of a project  that details the community’s history and its vision for the future.




Produced by Dan Patrella, a graduate student at the University of Illinois.

This project by the University of Illinois Department of Journalism and College of Media was supported by a grant from the Marajen Stevick Chinigo Foundation

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