• Interview

Homeless 11-Year-Old Misses Milk, Pets and Sleepovers

“I had friends, and they liked me, and we used to play all the time.  Then one day they asked, ‘Where do you live?’  I said, ‘I don’t have a house.  I’m homeless.’ The next day I said, ‘Hi,’ but they acted like I wasn’t there,” says 11-year old Magdalena Warner to her mother, Carey in a discussion about how homelessness has affected her childhood. They have been living in their vehicle since 2004.

This story was recorded in August 2014 in Seattle, Wash. at the YWCA Greenbridge Center in White Center.

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