Looking for a way home

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Russell Eslinger of Spokane, Washington feeds his six-year-old dog D.O.G a donut outside the St. Vincent de Paul dining hall after lunch on Thursday in Baton Rouge. Eslinger, who has been in the city since Tuesday, is looking to get back home.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- A homeless camp underneath the Trevor Sims Memorial Bridge below North Boulevard on Thursday in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- A homeless camp along Convention Street on Thursday in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Russell Eslinger of Spokane, Washington sits with his six-year-old dog D.O.G outside the St. Vincent de Paul dining hall after lunch on Thursday in Baton Rouge. Eslinger, who has been in the city since Tuesday, is looking to get back home.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Baton Rouge Youth Coalition College Fellow Jordan Brumfield, center, helps pass bags of toiletries and socks to homeless as his director Darlene Shaffer, left, looks on Thursday in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Amanda Owens, formerly of Little Rock, left, and Cynthia Power, of Texarkana, Arkansas rest in the shade outside the Society of St. Vincent de Paul dining room on Thursday in Baton Rouge. The two have been staying at the St. Agnes shelter on a temporary basis.