Delilah, age 18, sits with Caitlyn, age 17, in the communal area of the girl’s unit at the juvenile detention center where Delilah is housed after assaulting her sister who threatened to sleep with Delilah’s boyfriend, CJ.
Delilah smiles while watching television at the juvenile detention center.
Sitting amongst girls, Delilah holds a dog during a pet therapy session at the juvenile detention center.
Delilah cries to other girls in the gym after a court hearing that makes her uncertain about where she will go upon release. Delilah describes to the girls that she is “really 15 [intellectually]” and not 18; she tells them that she cannot live alone.
Delilah loiters with a group of other homeless individuals near the bridge where she sleeps.
A bottle of nail polish left under the bridge where Delilah sleeps.
Delilah stands on the street in Albuquerque.
Delilah walks underneath the bridge where she sleeps with CJ.
Delilah, age 23, and CJ, age 23, sit on the steps at a motel, waiting to buy heroin.
Delilah rests her head in CJ’s lap, as they wait to get heroin from someone who is willing to give it to them at a motel in Albuquerque.
Delilah eats a muffin, as she sits in the cafeteria at the hospital where CJ is held for an infection in his arm.
Delilah laughs with Mike and Tim, as they stand on the sidewalk in Albuquerque.
Delilah and a friend check their appearance in the reflection of someone’s car at a gas station.
Delilah and CJ sleep in his hospital bed, as he recovers from an infection in his arm related to drug use.
Delilah rests her head on CJ’s chest, as a man stands behind them and a sex worker dresses at the top of the stairs, at a motel in Albuquerque where they spend time.
Delilah sits at a bus stop and looks at Pauline*, as Pauline* puts on make up before engaging in sex work.
A pigeon drinks water dripping from an air conditioner at a motel in Albuquerque.
Delilah sits on the bed beside a man who calls himself KC who invited her to his motel room.
Delilah looks at CJ who holds her face.
John, a formerly homeless man, pours Delilah some water while they stand in front of the sink inside his motel room; John offered Delilah his room as a place to stay for a few hours.
Delilah reacts after a man points his finger at her during a heated conversation on a street in Albuquerque.
Delilah and CJ kiss at night.
Delilah sleeps on the street next to Joseph, a man she met, after CJ is arrested and sent to prison.
Delilah holds hands with Joseph, age 5, who sits on his mom, Tee’s, lap; Joseph, an autistic boy, and Tee are homeless after a domestic violence related situation with Joseph’s father.
Delilah stands with Naynay, a friend, outside a homeless day shelter in Albuquerque.
Delilah hugs a friend who sits on the street at night in Albuquerque.
CJ sits in his case manager’s office at the Roswell Correctional Institution where he is serving his sentence for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
A bag stuck on a tree floats in the wind on Alex’s grandfather’s property in Southern New Mexico.
The highway between Socorro County, New Mexico and Lincoln County.
Delilah sits on a dryer in Alex’s mother’s yard. One day, Delilah decided to get sober. She fled Albuquerque with two people in an RV who had been previously homeless. They took her to a town in Southern New Mexico where she met Alex, age 23.
Delilah looks at Alex as Alex’s mother, Crystal, braids her hair and Charlie, Alex’s brother, stands in the door way.
Delilah bathes in Crystal’s bathtub.
Delilah pets a horse who stands in a parking lot in the town in Southern New Mexico where she lives.
Delilah and Alex stand on a dirt road near his grandfather’s property.
Delilah sits on Alex’s lap, as Alex’s grandfather, John, holds his dog, at John’s trailer in a remote area.
Adrian, age 16, paints a rainbow on Delilah’s shoulder; Adrian is Alex’s younger brother. Adrian transitioned from female to male four years ago.
Delilah sits with a drug test in her mouth at the child protective services office.
Delilah holds her daughter, Espy, on her lap during a visit at child protective services; her daughter currently lives with her aunt.
Delilah carries a stuffed animal she bought Esperanza for Christmas, as she walks towards the CYFD building for her visit.
Adrien, age 16, stands at the apartment complex where the family resides.
Delilah cries after opening her gifts on Christmas Day.
Delilah plays Wii with Adrien, age 16, Alex’s brother, and Courtnee, age 19, Alex’s sister, in the living room of Crystal’s apartment.
Girls play in a puddle at the housing project where Delilah resides with Alex, her boyfriend, Crystal, his mom, JR, his step-father, Charlie, his brother, Courtnee, his sister, and Adrien, his teenage brother.
A didactic video which reveals how to comfort your child is shown in the parenting class.
Delilah sits in a parenting class required by the state.
Delilah sits on her knees during a panic attack, as Alex stands beside her,
Courtnee whispers in Crystal’s year, as Delilah sits next to Crystal in her room.
Delilah holds a bear as she watches a music video after finding out how her father brutally died; Delilah reconnected with family she has never met through Facebook after fleeing Albuquerque.
Standing next to Alex and Courtnee, Delilah shows her middle finger at Charlie before going to a cosplay event.
Adrian, age 16, dressed as a drag queen for the cosplay event.
Delilah, Charlie (right), Cody, Courtnee, Adrien, Crystal and JR, spend time in Crystal’s room after JR brought home a puppy from grandpa’s house.
Delilah sits at her father’s grave and cries; Delilah’s father passed away when she was 5 years old. He is buried at a cemetery a mile from where she has been homeless.
Alex lies down on his uncle’s bed, as Delilah reaches out for him,
Empty bottles of medications that Delilah ingested in a suicide attempt.
Alex holds Delilah during an emotional outburst inside his mom’s apartment.
Delilah lies on a bed in the hospital.
A painting in the hallway of the hospital.
Adrian comforts his mother, Crystal, who is emotional after Delilah is admitted to the hospital after a suicide attempt.
Alex sits in a chair in the behavior medicine, mental ward, area of the hospital before visiting Delilah.
Alex kisses Delilah head after she is released from behavioral medicine, while a nurse stands beside them; Delilah stayed 7 days in the hospital after her suicide attempt.
Delilah hugs Adrien after her release from the mental hospital.
Delilah rests her head on an air conditioner in Crystal, Alex’s mom’s, apartment, after her release from the hospital.
Delilah speaks to her psychiatrist via video conference.
Courtnee and Adrien fight over an article of clothing inside Crystal’s apartment.
Delilah straddles Alex interact with Charlie who stands near them as they sit at the park with Courtnee, Crystal and Adrien.
Delilah stands with Crystal (left) and Courtnee (right) in front of an ice cream truck before buying ice cream for the family.
Delilah kneels on the ground and extends her arm, hoping that a rooster will walk towards her.
Delilah tries on a wedding dress at a store in the town where she resides.
Delilah looks at a psychologist during a psych evaluation to determine her ability to parent her daughter.
Delilah lies down and looks at Alex.
A wall inside a meeting of Alcoholic’s Anonymous.
Delilah reads from the Big Book during an AA meeting.
Delilah frustrated with Alex looks away from him, as she sits in a cart as they shop at Walmart.
Charlie, Crystal, Courtnee, Adrien, Delilah and Alex gather at the park.
Delilah leans back while sitting on a swing.
Espy, age 18 months, sits in the doorway of the play room during a custody hearing at children’s court.
Delilah eats a sundae at an ice cream shop in the town.
Delilah places her hand on the window, as she fixes her heel on the porch.
Delilah sings, as she listened to music on her phone, while she stands in the alley next to where she resides with Alex and his family.
Delilah watches Titanic while Alex works graveyard shift at the gas station.
Delilah cries after Alex proposes to her in the same small park where he asked her on a date.
Delilah walks at sunset in the town.
Delilah looks at Charlie on the front porch of the apartment as he offers her a sip of his beer, which she refuses.
Delilah sings into a toy microphone.
Delilah gets her face painted “Day of the Dead” style during a Catholic festival.
Delilah in the pool.
Charlie, Alex’s older brother, sleeps next to his bottle of beer.
Delilah smells flowers outside Walmart, as Alex stands next to her.
Delilah cuts the cake during her sober birthday party at Narcotics Anonymous.
Delilah holds her 1-year sobriety chip in the palm of her hand.
Alex sweeps outside the gas station where he works the graveyard shift.
Delilah walks outside the complex.
Delilah buttons her dress after showering.
Delilah listens to her sponsor, Sandra, as she sits beside Kate, her co-sponsor, while they discuss Step 2 in Alcoholics Anonymous, which reads “came to believe that a power greater than ourselves to could restore us to sanity.”
With Adrien knitting behind her, Delilah sits on Crystal’s bed and cries to her, sharing her grief and sadness with Crystal about “losing her baby” and not being able to raise her herself; Delilah asks Crystal if she thinks that she will get her daughter back and Crystal responds, “I am not going to lie to you.”
Esperanza looks at her mother, as social worker holds her on the other side of the glass partition at the CYFD office.
Alex stands as Delilah grips his face with her hands.
Delilah looks at her aunt, Coco, who holds Espy while Leslie, Coco’s daughter, plays on her phone, as they all sit in the vital records office so that Delilah can retrieve her birth certificate during an organized visitation; in court, the judge told the social worker that she needed to help obtain a birth certificate for Delilah who has no ID and cannot refile her disability benefits without identification. Delilah asked her mother to obtain her birth certificate, but her mom failed to do so for 9 months.
Delilah stands in the living room with Courtnee and Alex.
Delilah holds a number as she sits in the DMV to obtain a photo ID.
Delilah bows her head during a prayer at the beginning of a Domestic Violence Awareness event in the town.
Delilah holds candles during a vigil at a Domestic Violence Awareness event where survivors shared their stories on stage.
A sunset over the mountains adjacent to the apartment where Delilah resides.
A daughter of an AA member sits outside the meeting and watches a video on her phone.
Delilah sits on a street corner in the town at night, waiting for Alex to meet her before he goes to work at the gas station.
Delilah hugs JR, Alex’s step dad, in the kitchen while Adrien (left), Crystal and Courtnee gather around the table to make tuna fish sandwiches for dinner; Delilah calls JR, “dad.”
Crystal sits with Delilah at the Social Security Administration, waiting to be interviewed to renew Delilah’s benefits; Delilah asked Crystal to be her payee, as she cannot manage her own funds.
Delilah listens to music, as she walks him from the Family Dollar store. Since she arrived in this town, Delilah almost always has music on.
A damaged tricycle left on the property where Delilah lives.
JR, Crystal’s husband and Alex’s step father, on the bed with their puppy.
Crystal lies in her room at night.
Courtnee and Delilah stand together at the housing project at night.
Courtnee searches the term, narcissist, after a conversation with her mom where her mom explains videos she has watched and articles she has read about abusive behavior that aligns with Cody’s actions towards Courtnee and in turn revealed a family line of intergeneration domestic violence.
Crystal shows Delilah how a bra should fit, as Delilah looks at bras at Walmart.
Adrien (left), Alex, Delilah, Crystal, and Courtnee, sit at a pizza parlor to celebrate Delilah receiving her social security checks again. Because she was homeless, Delilah’s checks were on hold because she did not have an address where she could obtain the paperwork.
Mike, Delilah’s friend while she was homeless, cries, as he talks about Delilah’s sobriety.
Esperanza grabs Delilah’s face through a fence at the end of the visit.
Delilah leans against a washer at a laundromat.
Courtnee and Adrien stand on the porch at the housing project.
Delilah claps in excitement on Christmas Day.
JR, Crystal, Adrien, Delilah, Charlie, Courtnee, Alex and Jon, Alex’s grandpa, sit together in the living room on Christmas Day.
Reflection of trees on the sidewalk at the housing project where Delilah lives.
Alex and Delilah kiss in a snowstorm.
The mountains covered in snow.
Adrien, Crystal and Delilah stand together at the bank after Crystal withdraws money for Delilah after becoming her payee.
Delilah touches snow on the ground.
Alex and Delilah smoke and stand in the alley next to the apartment where they live.
Adrien looks at his brother, Alex, through a window on their door.
Snow on the ground at the housing project.
Charlie reacts after his mom, Crystal, throws whipped cream on him during her birthday celebration.
Charlie winces, as Crystal points a knife at Adrien, who holds whipped cream, while Delilah stands with them, during a whipped cream fight during Crystal’s birthday.
Delilah caresses Courtnee’s back as Crystal embraces Courtnee after Courtnee’s break up with Cody, the father of her child; Courtnee left Cody because he was verbally and psychologically abusive towards her.
Charlie stands in the living room.
Delilah watches The Lion King, as Alex gets his teeth cleaned at the dentist.
Courtnee sits in her room at night, waiting for Cody, her boyfriend, to return.
Delilah sticks her tongue out while standing in snow fall.
Delilah puts her sandals on.
Delilah dances at a Cosplay event.
Delilah meets with her AA sponsor, Sandy, in the park.
Delilah dyes eggs on Easter.
Delilah and Alex watch Endgame at a movie theater.
Delilah looks at Esperanza during a community visit at McDonalds, as Delilah’s cousin, Leslie, sits beside Esperanza.
Charlie, Delilah and Alex warm their hands at a fire.
Delilah looks at Esperanza who sits in her aunt’s car after a community visit at Peter Piper’s, a restaurant and arcade.
Courtnee, Alex’s younger sister, reclines during a doctor’s visit.
Delilah sits on a ride at an annual carnival.
Delilah embraces Crystal from behind as Crystal peels eggs.
Delilah gets her hair washed at a salon before a haircut.
Delilah looks at information about healthy relationships on the wall at her guardian ad litem’s office.
Delilah meets with her attorney, Andrea, and guardian ad litem, Harlena, a day before court.
Delilah looks at Alex in the reflection, as she stands next to his uncle, Jon, at the trailer where Jon is temporarily residing.
A Ken doll buried in the dirt outside the apartment where Delilah lives.
Alex and Delilah stand outside their friend, Mary Lou’s, trailer at night.
Delilah sings while listening to music on her phone, as she stands in the alley with Alex next to the apartment where they live.
A purple cake in the shape of a heart that Alex baked for Delilah’s 25th birthday.
Jon, Alex’s uncle.
Alex’s game controller on the couch.
Delilah thanks a member of the military for her service outside Walmart.
Delilah dresses Esperanza in the CYFD office bathroom.
A lizard on the window at the apartment.
Delilah’s 18 month sobriety tag from Narcotics Anonymous.
Delilah and Alex watch a family launch fireworks at the apartment complex.
Delilah waves a sparkler on the Fourth of July, as she sits next to Crystal and Adrien.
Delilah and Alex sits on the sidewalk, as they watch fireworks.
Delilah’s gratitude list.
Delilah lies in bed the night before court.
Delilah behind the screen door.
Delilah puts her bra on.