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'I pray for them all the time'

Houston congregation helps homeless teens

Being homeless is hard enough. Being young, homeless and gay is much harder.

Since 2010 providing a safe place for homeless youth ages 13 to 21 has been the work of Montrose Grace Place, a ministry of Grace Lutheran Church, Houston. The church is in the city's Montrose neighborhood, a magnet for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Ryan Rolston (left) and Lena Wieland
Ryan Rolston (left) and Lena Wieland volunteer with Montrose Grace Place, a ministry of Grace Lutheran Church, Houston, that reaches homeless teens, many of whom have alternative sexualities.

Each Thursday evening as many as 25 homeless youth come to Grace Place, where a dinner of macaroni and cheese or fried chicken is waiting. Wary at first, the visitors don't say much. With time, trust builds.


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