Stories & Essays: The long way home: poverty_digi_essay_08

{quote}Dear Lord, take this pain from my daughter,{quote} says Janice Hensley (left) as she places her hand on daughter Ken’Tajiah Davis 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.

"Dear Lord, take this pain from my daughter," says Janice Hensley (left) as she places her hand on daughter Ken’Tajiah Davis 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.