KC Star: Citizen of 2015 finalist Kar Woo

They crossed paths near the doorway of the Welcome House, a temporary home in Kansas City for addicts working on recovery.

Kar Woo, a wispy figure in black jeans and a knee-length black coat, was entering the place to pay a resident’s monthly rent. The other man, who looked to be in his 20s, was headed out, carrying a duffel bag.

“Where are you going?” Woo asked.