On a rainy Tuesday morning in May, social worker Meghan Bragers drove up to Ferguson, Mo. to visit a 23-year-old expectant mother named Marie Anderson.
Anderson, who was 33 weeks pregnant at the time, was having a particularly difficult pregnancy.
“She’s been in a car accident, her car has been totaled, she’s having back issues, she’s having increased depressive symptoms,” Bragers said en route to the visit. “Things have gotten pretty difficult.”
Difficult, or as Anderson herself called it, “a tornado.”