Before dinner, Taylor and Sarah Mortlock pray with Navarro, age 4, and Taiyo, age 3. The brothers have been temporarily placed with the Mortlocks through a program called Safe Families for Children, which helps parents struggling with issues such as poverty and violence.
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Navarro and Taiyo’s mom placed them with Safe Families for Children when she was forced to flee an abusive situation. She plans to take them back to live with her in a month.