"About 6,000 people become homeless each year in Oklahoma City. Most leave the streets in a relatively short time, said Dan Straughan, executive director of the nonprofit Homeless Alliance, formed in 2005. At any given time, there are about 1,350 homeless people on the streets, and among those, about 250 are chronically homeless."
Shuffling through some legal pads on his desk, Mike Milner finds the list. On it are scrawled the names of fivehomeless men in Oklahoma City who died in recent months. Milner, director of the WestTown Day Shelter, has seen the faces of those men in his bright, modern shelter.