Families Turn to Shelters as the Economy Continues to Struggle

Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 8:09am

Imagine losing your job one day while trying to support 10 of your children. Nearly impossible, right? Well that's what happened to this woman. She and her husband lost their jobs and their home. They had nowhere else to go but here, the Ozonam Center in Brownsville.

After losing their jobs, Teresa Solis tells us her family was kicked out of her house for not paying the rent. Without choices, the family packed up and made their way to the shelter.

The shelter sees over 200 people daily. It offers three meals a day and a place to sleep for 30 days. For Solis, this is the only place that allowed her, her husband and 10 kids to stay temporarily.

She’s currently looking for a permanent home but she's finding it to be more difficult than what she expected because most places won't allow more than 4 kids per household, but she hasn't given up. she says while she's alive and healthy she's going to find a way to cope with the situation and find a solution to their problem because she says where there's a will, there's always a way.
 

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