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A respite from the cold

A 20-year addiction to methamphetamine left Jared Lee homeless, sleeping on the streets of Shelton or inside the Community Lifeline shelter.

"You're just surviving, making sure your stuff doesn't get stolen, just trying to keep your head above water," the Tacoma native said.

One Friday night, Lee received a free dinner at Crazy Love Ministries' weekly meal for people on the streets in the parking lot at Consejo Counseling. That's where he met Wendy Petty, who five years ago founded the group.

"I felt like God told me I'd work with Wendy," Lee recalled.

After receiving treatment for his addicti...


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