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Friendly Folk

Antje Duvekot, from Somerville, Mass., sings and plays folk music on her guitar at the Civic Media Center Wednesday night

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Bruce Clark gets acupuncture at the HHC on Nov. 29, 2010. Bruce has been coming to get acupuncture for six months now because he says it relieves pain and stress and has helped him stop using alcohol and drugs. "This is my drug now," Clark says.



Foot and skin infections are one of the most frequent health problems homeless people face. Sundin gets his nails cut at the HHC on a Monday night by a volunteer. Sundin also has cataracts and a reading comprehension disorder that makes it difficult to find or keep a job, especially at his age.



Keith Martin, left, has had pneumonia and two strokes. After a heart attack three years ago, he was declared dead for 13 minutes. Christian missionaries at the hospital paid for his $73,000 bill. Larry Sundin, 66, waits in line to get new clothing.



For one month, J.C. Godwin was unconscious in the hospital because of a parasite. Here he gets his blood pressure checked by Huda, a student volunteer at the clinic.



Wendy, a volunteer chiropractor and masseuse at HHC treats Julie, 62, who has had back problems since she was involved in a car wreck in 1984.



911 first responders treat a homeless man who was getting a check-up at the clinic when he started to feel chest pains on Mar. 21, 2011.


Arthur Lake

Arthur Luke, 55, got a cut on his right foot that got infected. He had to go to Shands, where he says they made a mistake and had to amputate part of his foot. He comes to get new bandages and tape to the Helping Hands Clinic in Gainesville, a clinic that provides free medical and psychiatric care to the homeless.

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