Emily and her children

Emily and her husband live in a hotel near St Louis with their 4 kids and another one on the way.  When we walked in Emily  was giving her son a “time out” by sending him to the bathroom. There is no other room.  There is no privacy. My heart broke while visiting with Emily and her children. You can feel the nonstop stress this young mother must experience.

Emily’s husband lost his job. They then bounced around family until their car broke down and they ended up at this hotel. That was almost a year ago.

Living in weekly rate hotels often becomes a strap. It’s $1,000 a month to live there, which is often just most people’s paycheck. Emily’s husband is now back working and they have been lucky enough to save up some money, yet with an eviction on their record – finding a house or apartment to rent can be challenging.


Special thanks to Paul Kruse.

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  • Julie

    Sad . Wish I could help her family. I am homeless living in hotel too. May God bless her family. Praying for them.

  • Sophie Reeves

    I think Emily must be going through a lot of stress and will be having a hard time
    If people can find this to sad to even read, then why don’t they just meet up with her and explain what has happened in the past and what she hopes she will go through in the future. I’m not homeless, but I know it doesn’t matter if your homeless, it’s what makes you, and I’m sure that Emily is going through so much stress she can’t even think of being calm. I hope that Emily, her husband and her 4 kids will have a better future some how. I wish her all the best and god bless. xxx

  • Sophie Reeves

    I agree with you

  • WorriedSick

    Having been unemployed now for a year – husband with health issues, I can completely understand what Emily and her family are going through. Unfortunately there are many more stories out there ( many similar ) I put the blame squarely on the shoulders of our society as well as our government who allows this to continue and more often then not supports the large corporations rather than ‘We the people’ – our politicians are now run by the 1% to the detriment of the 99% who have become their slaves. There IS NO work with decent pay to be had nor is there much for us to fall back on in times of need as we are now ‘the forgotten generation’ – expendable. Sad but true

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