8 years old and homeless: In D.C., there are hundreds of children just like Relisha

Kayla is 8 years old, just like Relisha.

Her front yard is the dirty concrete portico outside the shelter for homeless families at the old D.C. General Hospital, where she and nearly 600 other homeless children live largely hidden from view.

 These kids rarely penetrate the public consciousness unless something even worse than being homeless happens to them, as police believe it did to Relisha Rudd, who has been missing from the shelter for weeks and is feared dead.

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  http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/8-years-old-and-homeless-in-dc-there-are-hundreds-of-children-just-like-relisha/2014/03/31/2b4a9d30-b8f6-11e3-9a05-c739f29ccb08_story.html

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