Vinessa Kirkwood, who lives in northwestern Indiana, said she’s had to cancel appointments at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis for her 20-month-old son, Donte, because she can’t afford to pay for lodging.

Vinessa Kirkwood, who lives in northwestern Indiana, said she’s had to cancel appointments at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis for her 20-month-old son, Donte, because she can’t afford to pay for lodging. (Christina Kirkwood)