August 13, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota
Vincent Martin, age 1, sits outside The Family Place, an organization run out of the basement of the First Baptist Church. His mother, Angella Martin, 35, says, “homelessness is seen as a title for the alcoholics and drug addicts of the city, but it’s a lot more than that. It’s actually a lot of mothers with children trying to get back on their feet. I think homelessness is mislabeled. People walking down the street see that my son is well groomed, and I know they would never assume that he is homeless. Most people think that you have to be dirty to be homeless, and that’s just not how it is at this day and age.” According to the Family Place, in Minnesota, children who are homeless outnumber homeless males.