DallasChild – December 2017 – Leslie J. Thompson

Despite a thriving local economy, the number of homeless families and children in North Texas continues to rise. And they’re not all panhandling – they’re at work, at school and on the playground, going unnoticed and, sometimes, unhelped…

“What is interesting about [homeless] families with children is that you almost never see them out in the public eye,” notes Ellen Magnis, CEO of Family Gateway, one of only four shelters in Dallas that serves families with children. “And for good reason – they’re afraid. So, they’re super hard to count,” she says.

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