October 12, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
July 24, 2007— Broke and on the street, Michele decided to send her two children, Ka’Mel, now 3, and Derek, 1, to St. Louis to stay with relatives. She became depressed and after suffering several seizures caused by the heat, Michele lost feeling in her legs and had to be hospitalized. “She’s now having a third child,” says Lana Jacobs of the Catholic Worker House. “She can’t imagine herself outside of her relationship. Most women on the streets can’t.”

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