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Age when Interviewed: 29
Date of Interview: Spring 2013
Keywords: Housing insecurity, Immigrant, Intergenerational poverty, Food insecurity
ACE Factors: Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Lack of education
Born in Haiti, Lahens is a Black St. Catherine University staff member who participated in the Voices of Homelessness project.. From birth he experienced housing insecurity and spent part of his childhood in an orphanage, begging at times, and living on the streets. At age 12 he was adopted by Sister Andrea Lee (IHM), former President of St. Catherine University, who helped him immigrate to Michigan and then to Minnesota ...