Families

What’s it like to be a child living in a homeless shelter? We have several perspectives, from the kids themselves. Children in a Honolulu shelter talk about their daily life while two 12-year-olds from a private school down nearby explain what they learned about their less fortunate peers while...
It isn't easy, living as I do. I am a single mother with two kids living out of our vehicle. I have to be careful with what I say to co-workers, friends and family. They don't fully understand or know why I don't invite people over or why my kids don't have sleepovers. I've learned to get by on...
“It was never a goal of mine to be homeless, but it happened.” Gladys Fonfield-Ayinla shares her story of struggling with domestic violence, homelessness, and chronic illness while caring for her young daughter. She offers recommendations to improve systems of care for parents and children,...
A single mother of three boys, Tammy Clarke has been living in an aging high-rise building located in the inner suburb of Steeles L'Amoreaux for more than six years. She’s faced many challenges and some success dealing with the state of her building, the rising cost of living, and the sense of...
Hello my name is Melissa and my husband's name is Sean. We are a young couple in our early twenties. We have four children, two boys and two girls and we live in London. I have had problems with housing instability since sixteen years of age. Non-payment of rent, illegal borders, and illegal...
"I am only allowed $554 for my rent (when you are on Social Assistance) for a three bedroom, which is absolutely ridiculous." First of all I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell you about my personal experience with homelessness and housing instability. I am a single mother...

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