The following video produced by the Kansas City Star highlights the service that the Olathe EAC provides to homelessness people in Johnson County, Kansas.
Olathe photographer Sharon Rodriguez, 70, focuses her camera on the homeless in Johnson County, the most affluent county in Kansas. Rodriguez, a mom, grandmother and a great-grandmother, is a former IT worker who has found her passion as an artist photographing the homeless and bringing awareness to those who struggle to get by. Her black and white photographs coupled with short, hand-written stories, are on display at the Johnson County Library’s Lackman branch, 15345 W. 87th St. Parkway in Lenexa. The exhibit, “Shining the light on the homeless of Johnson County,” is part of “Bear Witness,” exhibitions across several branches that explores art as activism. The photographs are on display through December 23, 2016. Video by Tammy Ljungblad/The Star.