Due to recent economic problems, Clarissa and her family have been homeless for several months. Clarissa is at the age where she comprehends her family’s dire circumstances of unemployment and loss of permanent housing, but remains with a positive attitude thanks to the love and support of her family. She is very responsible and loves completing her homework assignments and continues to excel academically. She enjoys attending art activities, Girl Scouts and playing games. The first to volunteer with setting and cleaning up the Shelter’s playroom, Clarissa also loves to look after her three-year old brother who she keeps a watchful eye on at all times, ensuring that he is safe and having a good time. According to Clarissa, family comes first! She is a very unique individual who ALWAYS has a smile on her face and is constantly lending a helping hand.