Profiles of poverty: Reasons are many for those struggling in Pikes Peak region

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The Aztec Motel has become a refuge for homeless people to get back on their feet before getting an apartment. Teresa McLaughlin, center, works for the program that helps the homeless. McLaughlin talked with new resident Amanda Shafter after Shafer moved into the motel on Sept. 8. Shafer had been living in her car with her daughter. Photo by JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE FILE