Former Homeless Teen Beat the Odds

From the time she ran away from home at age 12, the odds were against Carissa Phelps. Living on the streets of Fresno, Calif., surviving any way she could, she was preyed upon by men who said they would take care her but often ended up using her. "It's the streets," Phelps said. "If you see any guys, you go with them, you hang out. You're a runaway." By age 13, she was fully immersed in a world of prostitution, violence, rape and homelessness. Amazingly though, Phelps fought back and...Full Story
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