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Robert Gifford, left, makes limeade as Mitchell Kautz watches at the house they share. They're clients of the Self-Help and Recovery Exchange, which places homeless people together in family-like living situations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Mitchell Kautz, left, Stephan Polfliet are clients of SHARE who were placed together in a house for the homeless. Polfliet has since moved on.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Roommates Stephan Polfliet, left, and Mitchell Kautz leave their house to head to the downtown offices of SHARE. Among the requirements of clients is participation in counseling.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Mitchell Kautz, seated at left, and Stephan Polfliet wait for public transportation to take them to SHARE offices in downtown L.A.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Stephan Polfliet, left, gets computer help from an employee at SHARE as Mitchell Kautz observes. SHARE places homeless people in family-like situations in houses where they learn self-sufficiency.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Mitchell Kautz, left, waits at SHARE offices, where he volunteers. The organization helped to find him housing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

A man heads downstairs to the street after visiting the SHARE offices.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Mitchell Kautz prepares a coffeemaker for the next morning's brew at a house where homeless people learn self-sufficiency, through the SHARE program.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

A housemate listens in the hallway as Stephan Polfliet plays a recorder in his room at a house found for them to live in by SHARE. Housemates pay rent and have responsibilities such as chores.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Robert Gifford relaxes on the front porch of a SHARE house. He likes to talk about God, which doesn't always go over well with all of his housemates.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

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It was seven years ago that SHARE, or the Self-Help and Recovery Exchange, launched its collaborative housing program. It now has a network of more than 1,200 beds in about 200 private homes across Los Angeles County.

1 Comment

  1. October 4, 2012, 8:09 pm

    Do you have a similar program in Seattle?

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