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Alex’s mother lost her apartment…

and had to move in with her boyfriend. Alex moved in with his father and stepmother. There were a lot of problems in his father’s home and he became depressed. He stopped going to school.

Soon, his father kicked him out of the house. He couldn’t move back with his mom because she was living with people who couldn’t take him in. He began sleeping on the floor of a known drug house in Hartford. Some neighbors finally took him in. They didn’t have money to care for him, but would rather he stayed with them than put himself in danger.

Alex was arrested for loitering and had to go to Community Court. He doesn’t want anything to do with DCF.