Sesame Street is breaking new ground again, this time with the muppet Lily, who has no place to live. Lily is featured in a series of online episodes in which she reveals to her good pal Elmo news of her family’s experience with homelessness. The Lily storyline is part of Sesame’s new initiative to “offer help and hope to the growing number of young children across the United States who are experiencing homelessness.”
Lily’s story is featured in a picture book called “We Got This!” and thanks to Family Promise, we just received a box of books to share with the families here in shelter as well as our partner congregations. We’re so grateful to Sesame Workshop and to Family Promise for bringing visibility, awareness, and support to children experiencing homelessness.