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Staff Photo: John Bohn A teddy bear rests on a pillow, awaiting the next homeless child overnight guest at the SaltLight Center in Lawrenceville. SaltLight Center offers overnight shelter and meals for homeless women and children. Each guest child receives a stuffed animal during their stay.

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Gwinnett's first true homeless shelter up and running

LAWRENCEVILLE -- At 7 p.m. each day, guests are welcomed in and ushered toward rooms bearing names like "Strength" and "Hope." A warm meal awaits, as does a warm bed.. When they leave the next morning, showered and well-rested, the women receive bags with uplifting books and food


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