Love Among the Lost

“Life is tough enough for the 600,000 Americans who live on the streets. It’s even tougher for those who fall in love. Four days after they met, C.J. asked Jamie to marry him. The Shelpmans desperately wanted a better life. Here, Jamie cleans out their ‘closet’ in the alley behind Travis Park Methodist Church before moving to Corpus Christi for a fresh start. It turned out to be another dead end.”

Nicole Frugé is an award-winning photojournalist based in Norfolk, VA., who fell in love with all things Texan while working for the San Antonio Express-News from 2003-2009. See more of Nicole’s work at

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