Homeless but Hopeful

"This has been pretty tough for y'all," Dr. Phil says to the kids. The kids agree. 

Dr. Phil tells the family that when he was 15, he was homeless too. "My dad and I had to split up from the rest of our family because we couldn't afford for everybody to stay together. We spent a number of nights in our car, and then we found a room at the YMCA for $5 a week, and he and I lived there until we got an apartment that was close enough to school for me to walk. We got that in September, and we didn't have any electricity until December," he remembers. "I've been there, and it does get better. You do get through it … You guys have got to not give up hope in this situation."

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