Homeless children: One local family’s struggle to overcome poverty

May 7, 2014

(FOX19) –

Before the sun even rises on Cincinnati, 3-year-old Dont’e and his 1-year-old sister, Alliyah, are waking up on cots in a church Sunday school room. It is another long day going from place to place, moment to moment.

“About 5:30 we’re suppose to wake up because the bus is going to be here at about 6:45 to pick us up and everybody has got to feed their kids and clean up and get dressed and be outside with their stuff,” Laura Tolbert said.

Kevin Finn, director of Strategies to End Homelessness in East Walnut Hills, said Dont’e and Alliyah are just two of a few thousand children in Cincinnati living with no place to call home.

“Three out of every ten, 30 percent of our homeless population are children and the vast majority of those are children who are homeless in tow with a parent,” Finn said.

 

To learn more about Dont’e and Alliyah’s journey through homelessness, see Fox 19′s full story here.

 

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