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Cassie & Britteny Moss age 12 (almost 13), Eugene 

 Twins Cassie (Cassidey) and Britteny, together with older sister Katelynn and mother Jennifer Moss have been living in cars and motels since early 2009. Jennifer has been on disability for over 12 years, and has been recently taking courses at LCC. She says she is in the process of starting a nonprofit foundation, the Universe Provides Fund (look for it on Facebook and Yahoo Groups), which will help people find creative ways to make ends meet. She says the twins were born prematurely, have allergies and psycho-social issues. The girls have been diagnosed bipolar, Aspergers’ and “a billion other things,” Jennifer says. She is currently homeschooling them, and they say they are looking forward to Brattain House’s three-week summer camp.

The girls interrupt the interview periodically to remind Their mother, “Don’t forget the food box,”  Food stamps, Jennifer Moss says, don’t go far enough to get her daughters the fresh, organic food they need, “which is why they are so excited to get a food box,” at Springfield’s Brattain House. If it were not for the food box, the family would run out of food for a week or more each month. Britteny says living in the car, shelters and motels is “good, I like it,” though sister Cassie, speaking with a slight lisp, adds that while she likes “that we get to go all over” she doesn’t like “that we get squished” in the Ford Windstar minivan they call home. 

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Originally posted 2018-01-03 05:37:15.