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Lisa and Lexus


Lisa, and her daughter Lexus, are the face of homelessness you don’t normally see, but you need to see! After trying to stay with family, Lisa had to return to Missouri for medical reasons. Pregnant […]

Lisa and Lexus

Lisa, and her daughter Lexus, are the face of homelessness you don’t normally see, but you need to see!

After trying to stay with family, Lisa had to return to Missouri for medical reasons. Pregnant and unable to work, after resources ran out, Lisa and Lexus ended up in a weekly rate hotel in Wentzville, just outside of St Louis.

Low and no income families living in weekly-rate hotels are a serious crisis. Lisa and Lexus were lucky to find a good hotel through the support of Paul Kruze, but even though this hotel is a little better than most, it’s still no place to raise kids.

Although she was pinching hard, Lexus was so cute trying to play videographer, I had to take a photo to share with you all:

photo-lexus

 
Special thanks to Paul Kruse, who helps these families every single day of the year.
 

This Invisible People road trip is made possible by  Sevenly and Virgin Mobile USA, who are partnering to end youth homelessness through Virgin Mobile USA’s initiative, RE*Generation. For more information please click here.

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  • DHFabian

    Yes, this is the norm. The bottom line is that the homeless are us — ordinary, working class people who have seen their jobs end. What is left of the middle class still can’t grasp why people in our low-wage jobs don’t save a few thousand dollars just in case of job loss. Right… Millions of us are a single job loss from losing everything, with no way back up. How do you get a job without a home address, phone, bus fare? The US has redistributed several trillion taxpayer dollars upward since Reagan, largely to corporations, “for job creation.” It didn’t work. This money has continued to be used to ship our jobs to foreign countries, steadily increasing hopeless poverty here. It’s time to reverse course. Instead of paying companies to build factories outside the US, tax them, and use this money to restore a legitimate welfare system for all those fellow citizens who have been shut out of the job market. This would significantly reduce medical costs (destitution takes a heavy toll on health) and save lives while giving US businesses a DISincentive to ship out jobs (thereby increasing the number of jobs in the US).

  • meganblake

    awwww shes soo cute at the end she should have a proper home xx :)

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