“Everything Just Came Crashing Down”: A Mother and Daughter Grapple With Homelessness

Recorded December 4, 2019 Archived December 4, 2019 02:19 minutes
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Ten years ago, Sandy Baker left her troubled marriage. Using what money she could scrape together, Sandy checked into a motel with her teenage daughter, Ashley. They were homeless for the next two and a half years.

Recently, they came to a StoryCorps booth in Dallas to talk about that time.

Ashley and Sandy now have their own apartment. This year, Ashley graduated college, and Sandy now works to provide housing for others in need.


  • Sandy Baker
  • Ashley Baker

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