Shannon comforts Billie Jean while riding a Chapel Hill Transit bus on their way to the women’s shelter. “I’ve heard her say a few times she felt like giving up,” says Shannon. “I just tell her to keep going – we’re breathing.” Regulations aimed to protect battered residents at the HomeStart women’s shelter forced Shannon to stay down the road at the IFC Community House.

“Peace of Mind”
In early January, Shannon Greene and his family moved to Chapel Hill, N.C. searching for refuge after disaster shook their family roots. A house fire and a motorcycle accident left Shannon and the family of four searching for somewhere to call home. While nothing has come easy, with a little help and a lot of faith, the Greene’s have found a new home and a renewed sense of hope.

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