A struggling addict (Denise) and ex con (RJ) lose their child to the system. Their social worker (Helen) is reluctant to proceed with the battle for custody and questions their abilities to be parents. The motel manager (Phillie) finds himself swept up in the middle and struggles with his need to help give justice to fellow low class citizens. How far are Denise and RJ willing to go to get their daughter back? Can Helen put aside personal feelings and help this family become one? Will Phillie carry out his righteous need?