SILHOUETTE Bitter Lake Chloe Collyer (1) (1)

Because the Bitter Lake encampment is on school property, the city has been reluctant to assist those living there in finding shelter. Many parents and members of the community hope a solution beyond sweeps can be found. District 7 School Board Director Brandon Hersey says, “We can’t teach our children empathy and compassion for others unless we model it ourselves.” (Photo: Chloe Collyer)