Sending out an SOS

No one — not her siblings, not her friends, not even her kids — knew that Renee Avery was homeless the summer of 2015. She had left a good job to care for her ailing father who eventually died. But by then Avery’s job had been filled, she lost her rented townhouse and she was hopelessly behind financially. She sent her teenage kids to live with their father in Westland, Mich., and stayed for a while with her sister, but that situation quickly became untenable. The next thing Avery knew, she was living in her car in a gated lot at Providence Hospital. 

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