Dear All: Here is my latest published article through Patch.com. Please check it out, and feel free to leave a comment on the Patch site–I always respond.
Homelessness among children and families is a growing problem in the Tampa Bay area, and there are many opportunities to help serve this community.
Imagine being a child again. For many, this brings back memories of a simpler time, including days at school, your family home, gatherings with friends and relatives, and exploring the world from your own backyard.
Now, imagine being a child who is homeless, and think about how that picture changes.
In 2010, this was the reality of 49,886 children in Florida. In the Tampa Bay area, the most recent data collected reveal that of the 6,235 individuals who were homeless in Pinellas County, 32 percent were children, and in Hillsborough County, 23 percent of the 17,755 homeless individuals were children.