Homeless and Child Protective Services

Shakithia Truesdale and her 4-year-old daughter spent the entire day Tuesday in a cooling center set up at the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center in Northeast D.C. Her 8-year-old daughter spent the day at camp.

But this pregnant mother started worrying the moment she woke up, she says, about where they’ll stay the night.

“I had to call Child Protective Services because I don’t have nowhere for me and my kids to sleep for the night,” Truesdale says.

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