Although extreme heat can be dangerous for everyone, it also creates another form of social inequality. For the Arizona Science Desk, Amanda Solliday takes a closer look at how low-income residents in the desert Southwest struggle to find heat relief.
Injury and illness led Victor to Crossroads Mission – a group of tidy, mismatched buildings that serves as a homeless shelter in Yuma.
He couldn’t return to work in the lettuce fields or packing produce. His family has been homeless, off and on, for the past couple years.