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Coronavirus in Texas

Life after foster care was already tough. Now these Texans are facing the coronavirus pandemic, too.

As millions of Texans clamor for public benefits during the global health crisis, the pandemic has exposed gaps in support for young adults who have aged out of foster care. Many have experienced homelessness.

Montoya Thomas, 23, outside of her apartment in Houston on April 1, 2020. Thomas was recently let go of her bartending job and is only taking one online class at Lone Star College. She is trying to navigate her new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We tend to have less of a support system”

Choosing groceries or rent

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