Caress is a single mother of four. She became pregnant when she was just 16 years old and a student in high school. She dropped out and never finished school. Caressa lives in the Samuel Madden public housing, one of the last developments from the 1940s slated for demolition in 2015. She used to work at Best Buy for minimum wage but quit. She couldn’t make enough to cover the cost of child care.
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