January 7, 2016 the Boynton Beach Police Department posted on it’s facebook page about a selfless act of one of it’s officers who helped a mother struggling to just feed her kids let alone shelter them. They wrote:
Our hero today is Officer Jennifer Worrell, who paid for a hotel room for a homeless woman and her three children last month. Officer Worrell responded to a call about a woman and her children (ages 18, 13 and 6) living in their car. The woman said she and her sons were evicted from their residence because she couldn’t pay the rent. She said she’s a seamstress and barely makes enough money to provide food and clothing for her children. She does not have any friends of family in the area and can’t ask her children’s father for help because he is homeless himself. Officer Worrell first called The Senator Philip D. Lewis Center on 45th Street in West Palm Beach, but they did not have any vacancies. She then went to a local hotel and rented a room for the family. This was a tremendous act of kindness by Officer Worrell, who also made sure that they had the contact information to follow up with shelter the next day. Thank you, Officer Worrell, for your compassion. We are so proud of you.