Imagine for one moment being a teenager and having to get ready for your prom at a homeless shelter. Unfortunately this is a reality for some.
"A mom and her three teenage boys had been living in their car for about 17 days before they came to ACCESS. They weren't in a minivan, it was an average car," Joy Trachsel, PR and Volunteer Coordinator at ACCESS, said of the types of things their staff see on a daily basis.
"To see the mom come in with three teenage boys who were old enough to be aware of what was going on and see the anger in their eyes – they were mad at their mom – (thinking) 'why do I have to get ready for my prom in a homeless shelter?' and watching those boys really soften and when they left were in tears, stands out to me," Trachsel continued.
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