Tatiana Evans comforts her depressed boyfriend, Terrick Bakhit, in their bedroom after abruptly deciding to quit his sales job training because he can’t find a clean shirt in Spring Valley, California, September 26, 2014. Bakhit is a former foster child who’s struggled to make his way as an adult. He spent his 18th birthday incarcerated after a three-minute joyride in his group home van, so is unable to take advantage of AB12 – California legislation that gives assistance to foster youth as they transition into adulthood.
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