Stories & Essays: The long way home: poverty_digi_essay_06

Ken’Tajiah Davis (left) grows frustrated as she goes over homework with her mother, Janice Hensley, in their room at the Dallas Life Foundation Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Dallas. Hensley, her husband Kenneth Davis and three of their children have been living at the homeless shelter since April 2014. Ken’Tajiah, 11, suffers from stress-induced stomach problems and has trouble in school.

Ken’Tajiah Davis (left) grows frustrated as she goes over homework with her mother, Janice Hensley, in their room at the Dallas Life Foundation Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Dallas. Hensley, her husband Kenneth Davis and three of their children have been living at the homeless shelter since April 2014. Ken’Tajiah, 11, suffers from stress-induced stomach problems and has trouble in school.