Wales Residential Building - Dallas, TX - 2012.01.04
Mary Jones, 87, posed for this portrait at the Wales, a four-story building on Live Oak Street in Dallas, Texas on January 4, 2012. Jones said she'd lived in the building for 19 years. Once a destination for honeymooners, the Wales hotel declined with Dallas' growth, fostering drug users and prostitutes. The Wales has since been converted into a residence for formerly homeless people by LifeNet.
LifeNet is a North Texas-based 401c3 nonprofit organization aimed at assisting mentally ill, homeless and chemically dependent populations. The organization had 2,000-3,000 clients.