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Tue, May 08, 2018 at 2:05PM

3 Moms' Stories of Homelessness with their Children

Though she had just given birth to a baby girl, “Bea” didn’t feel she had much to be happy about in February 2017. She had broken free from an abusive situation, but had no job and no home for herself and her children. Her 3-year-old son was bouncing from one day care to another because no one — including she — seemed to be able to handle his behavior. (Click HERE to read Bea’s story.)

Dee was at first relieved to be able to move in with a relative after a breakup with the father of her 6-year-old and 11-month-old girls. Then she realized illegal things were going on in the home. She had to get her children away, though there was nowhere to go. Dee borrowed her sister’s car so that would at least have a vehicle to protect them from the elements as they slept. (Click HERE to read Dee’s story.)

With only a storage unit to call “home” last summer, “Jen” couldn’t even imagine the motherhood joy this May would bring. She’ll watch her 17-year-old son, who has a form of autism and has been with her in the experience of homelessness, graduate from high school with honors. Later this summer, she’ll send him off to college at Florida Polytechnic University. But that’s not the only good news. (Click HERE to read Jen’s story.)

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