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The 74: Reaching ‘Our Most Invisible Population’ During a Pandemic: How Schools Are Scrambling to Protect Homeless Students as Coronavirus Disrupts Lives


March 24, 2020

Just weeks ago, a 17-year-old student from rural Michigan was living at home with a father and stepmother struggling with addiction. But when staying with family became untenable, she moved in with a friend — an arrangement that fizzled out just as the coronavirus pandemic began to sweep across the U.S.

With nowhere else to turn, she drove down a secluded dirt road north of Grand Rapids, pulled over, and fell asleep beneath the stars.”

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