Dozens will be kicked out of CPS home this weekend

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by Vicente Arenas / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on June 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

HOUSTON -- The Lil Audrey Safe Place, a home that caters to young adults who were once foster children, has been served an eviction notice.

Founder Alma Banks-Brown said the city halted more than a million dollars in grant money at the last minute.

"We were devastated,” Banks-Brown said. “We had already been cleared through the housing department.”

Nearly 30 young adults live in the facility located on Southmore near Highway 288 in Third Ward.

Many of them were removed from their families by Children's Protective Services and have lived in foster care for years.

Lil Audrey's goal is to provide them a place to live and help them go to college after leaving foster care.

Sharlish Perkins, 20, was left orphaned and grew up in group homes. She's worried that she may get kicked out on the streets.

KHOU 11 News unsuccessfully attempted to reach the city Friday afternoon.

Lil Audrey's has been told they will need to evacuate the facility by Sunday.

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