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New York Times, November 20, 2013

In a Shelter, and Striving to Help a Child

The last few years have been traumatic ones for Juana Rosario, who has been living in the New York City shelter system since 2010, alongside her husband and her disabled granddaughter, Amy Germosen Rosario....The family has since bounced around among various shelters; many are unsuitable for children with disabilities....Last November, the family was placed in a shelter in East New York, Brooklyn, that was a two-hour bus ride from Amy’s school. She would cry on the long rides. Ms. Rosario sought help from the City Bar Justice Center, which provides legal assistance to low-income clients. It helped get the family transferred to a more appropriate shelter, closer to Amy’s school. 

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