Sleeping in a box to incite change

True story. A few days ago, I received a phone call from a young lady who we will call “Andrea” about a personal and imminent situation she is facing. Andrea will be turning 18 this weekend and has been in foster care since she was 12. She has a job and got her high school GED, and wants to continue working and going to school. She also is a single mom, with a young daughter. She has saved up enough money for a security deposit, along with first and last month’s rent, but is finding with the current rental market in Nashua, that the landlords she has approached won’t even consider renting to her without references. So, in a few short days, she will be homeless, and she is scared.

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