NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In a first for Sesame Street, the popular children’s show introduced a homeless character.

Sesame Street is hoping to raise awareness about childhood homelessness with the storyline of the new muppet named Lily.

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Lily’s family lost their home, so they live with friends.

The character was previously introduced as someone whose family struggles with getting enough food.

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Lily’s story will not appear on television, rather she’ll appear on the show’s online resources.