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Prior to finding her way to Pioneer's Phoenix House in Spokane, Lonna had an apartment of her own, but she was being subjected to hazardous living conditions. Her home had a terrible mold issue and it was beginning to affect Lonna’s health. With no corrective action from her landlord, Lonna found herself without a home.

She spent six months living in her car and even traveled to Seattle to stay with any family members who could help her out for a while. However, there were many issues staying with family so she ultimately returned to Spokane where friends were able to put her up occasionally, but many times Lonna had nowhere to go except to sleep in local parks. Read more.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017