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Ontario’s homeless find shelter anywhere they can

Shane Hewitt (in window) a volunteer at the Origins Faith Community day shelter in Ontario, hands a homeless man a cup of hot noodles Friday. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO – Everyone who filters in from the streets on a recent Friday at the Origins Faith Community day shelter has a different story.

They arrive singly or in pairs to get some coffee, a cup of instant noodles or a shower.

Take Jeffery Marrese. Once he served honorably in the U.S. Air Force, held down a good job and lived in Hawaii.

Life began to go haywire when his post traumatic stress disorder became acute. He lost his job, but found another as a bank guard. Then he suffered a head injury during a robbery, lost his impulse control, and decided one day to rob a bank. He turned . . .