Denise Miller points out a staggering fact: Over 30,000 schoolchildren in Washington state are experiencing homelessness. Read on to learn about what the Storycorps “Finding Our Way” Initiative is doing this summer in our region, to hear a Seattle mother and daughter’s story of experiencing homelessness (that recently aired on NPR!), and to find out what you can do!

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In a StoryCorps conversation that aired on NPR this morning, Erika (left) talks with her mom about attending high school while living in a car. Image from StoryCorps.


Written by Denise Miller, Firesteel Advocacy Coordinator, for Firesteel

More than 30,000 schoolchildren in Washington state are experiencing homelessness.

In a heart-wrenching story that aired on NPR this morning, one of these students, Erika, talks about the challenges of attending high school while living in a car with her family. Listen on the StoryCorps website.

Erika’s story was collected as part of the StoryCorps “Finding Our Way” initiative, which has given more than 150 people in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties a chance to share in their own words how homelessness has affected their lives.

10411256_10152546606313622_4547776611150686327_n[1]As the YWCA of Seattle | King | Snohomish hosted StoryCorps recordings, I met many of the participating families. All the parents I spoke with have gone to great lengths to protect their children from the stresses of homelessness. Continue reading on Firesteel’s Blog→