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Gay teens are more likely than their straight peers to be homeless. It can be a tough road. An estimated 20 to 40 percent of homeless teens are on the streets because of their sexual orientation. Some are kicked out by their parents; others feel like they can't be themselves if they stay at home....
There's a point before homelessness but after eviction where owning a car means avoiding the shelter lines. This is the story of two men at that point, trying to maintain an internet connection and hope while living in their cars. (Source: Jalopnik.com)
First Place is a Seattle non profit that provides support to homeless families, including schooling for homeless children, from kindergarten through sixth grade. The school aims to provide homeless children with education, but also stability, counseling and regular meals. Darasavanh Kraven was...
Jacob Smith, 35, is in a waiting game. Already approved to move into transitional housing with his three children, now 8, 4 and 20 months, but waiting for an opening, the single father is trying to care for his children while living in an emergency shelter in Everett. Smith was laid off from a food...
Lloyd, 45, never expected she would need to ask anyone for help. After health issues limited her ability to work, she faced homelessness while caring for her two teenage sons. In June 2008, Lloyd moved to Seattle from Cleveland by way of Reno, Nev., in search of a better future for herself and her...
Kim Ahern, 47, moved sons Jack, 9, and Tom, 19, as well as their cockapoo, Gracie, from Chicago to Seattle in April after reading in an article online that jobs would open up in the region at the end of the recession. Tom agreed to watch Jack while Kim looked for work and settled into their new...

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