12/29/12 - 8:44pm
Green plastic Army men line Maria Work’s new apartment window to keep safe the hope she almost lost.
Hope that dimmed when her marriage fell apart.
Hope she almost lost after being drugged and raped, twice.
Hope nearly shattered when the man she moved in with broke a glass over her head, beat her and tried to kick her out onto the street.
Hope hanging on between microwave meals living as a homeless single mother of two teenagers.