“Homeless facing ‘a disaster for families’” – The Boston Globe

homelessDarling Pierre was living with her two children in a Dorchester shelter when news broke about the coronavirus. Here’s how they’re managing. (Video by Caitlin Healy/Globe Staff, Photo by Erin Clark/Globe Staff)”

by Malcolm Gay and Zoe Greenberg 

When Erin moved into the Medford shelter in January, the 39-year-old mother finally felt a measure of hope.

“She’d made a wrenching break with her old life, fleeing an emotionally abusive relationship and signing up at a technical school to study medical office administration. She quickly secured a voucher and enrolled her 3-year-old son in preschool.

“The illness sweeping China was on her radar, but barely. It seemed like people were overreacting.

“Then, in the space of a few days, her world imploded: Her son’s preschool shut down. Her own school moved online. And the small income she’d earned walking dogs evaporated, as did, seemingly, her fresh start.”

Read this Boston Globe article in its entirety, cllick here.

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