Homeless families celebrate holiday in shelters

BRIDGEPORT - Several families in southwestern Connecticut who spent Thanksgiving Day in homeless shelters say they are grateful for a roof over their heads and a meal, but are worried they may end up on the streets.

Timothy, 11, his mother and brother spent the holiday at a Bridgeport transition shelter, where they have been living since becoming homeless for the fifth time.

Timothy says his family will be allowed to stay in the shelter for only two more weeks, and after that they could return to the streets again.

Rosa Tanner, manager of Families in Transitions, says it takes over a year to find a permanent residence for homeless families.

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