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90-Mile View: Runaway Senior Lands In Kansas City

Feb 26, 2014

Patricia Porsche (left) and Brittany Williams
Credit Beth Lipoff/KCUR-FM

We’ve been following the story of Patricia Porsche for the past year.  In that time she has made her way from being homeless and unemployed to working for the True Light Family Resource Center in Kansas City, Mo.  As its volunteer coordinator and as mentor to the women living in the center’s transitional home, Trisha has a front-row seat to the challenges facing homeless women in Kansas City.

On this edition of 90-Mile View, Porsche tells Steve Kraske what it's been like at the center's day shelter during the bitter cold spells this winter.  Then Brittany Williams, a UMKC graduate student in social work, joins the conversation for the story of Ariel, a 77-year -old woman who ran away from her home in Washington, D.C. and landed in Kansas City, homeless and alone.