Once-homeless seniors give their thanks
Public, private efforts address a widening plight
Liliam Alvarez, 63, is home for Thanksgiving. She plans to set out a holiday dinner on the glass table in her living room and welcome friends into the warmth of her corner apartment. Friends who helped her through darker times last winter. That was when Alvarez found herself homeless, walking the streets, frightened and alone in the February chill, and waiting for a bed at the Pine Street Inn.