This modest shelter for Central American refugees and immigrants has added a second house across the street from its first homey casa. At peak times in the season of migrant work, people sleep on the floor in the bunk rooms, kitchen, living room, and office. With a second building, Casa Marianella now has classroom space for teaching English as a Second Language, a children's play area, and overflow for sleepers.
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