Second Chance Village is unlike any homeless program in Akron.

About 30 of Akron’s estimated 200 unsheltered homeless are making the Second Chance Village at 15 Broad St. their temporary home, spending their days eating and working in a donation collection and distribution center, and their nights sleeping in tents out back.

Beacon Journal/Ohio.com reporter Doug Livingston and photographer Phil Masturzo spent the past several months mingling with the chronically homeless at Second Chance Village to offer a glimpse into the new society they’re trying to create.

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