It was somewhere between leaving her mother’s Arizona house and walking toward the bus stop that the frightening reality sank in: Amber Hough was now homeless.

Hough’s post-traumatic stress disorder and autism were causing “too much drama” for her mother and siblings. The arguments were getting louder, and the crying all the more common. Finally, Hough said, she was told to go.

“I felt much safer being homeless than having a roof over my head with my family,” said Hough, now 21. “My aunt took me in my senior year.”

A story from the Arizona Daily Wildcat. Read on.

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