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Issues and Voices that Matter December 22, 2011

End Child Homelessness

(photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media)

Hear a discussion about local initiatives taken in Seminole County, Florida, by a collaboration of providers of services to the homeless community to end or lower the number of homeless children in the county. Length 59:21


Event Photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media
Audio assistance — Kurt Slafkovsky, Seminole County government.

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This 52-minute event, is hosted by Pathways to Home, the non-profit umbrella organization under which 18 provider organizations are working together to lower that number of homeless children which knowledgeable sources place at about 1700 students in 2010..

Prompted by a series of features on CBS Television’s 60-Minutes, which focused its cameras directly on the plight of homeless school children in Seminole County, a panel of local providers and advocates speak on a theme organizers billed as “what 60-Minutes didn’t tell you about Seminole County.”

The panel describes the unique Pathways to Home collaborative, its history and the steps being taken to apply a range of best practices to address and manage the problem. During the discussion, you’ll also hear members of the audience ask questions to which the panel responds.

The Heard in Central Florida webpage offers you helpful links to on-line content regarding issues addressed by the panel…as well as giving you an on-line slide show of still pictures taken at the event by CMF’s event photographer, Charles E. Miller.

This podcast was recorded Tuesday, December 13, 2011 in the commission chambers of Seminole County’s board of commissioners.

Below, are helpful links to on-line content regarding issues addressed by the panel…as well as a slide show of photographs taken at this event by CMF’s event photographer, Charles E. Miller.

Principal Speakers

Panel member Debbra Groseclose, executive director of Pathways to Home (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media)
Debbra Groseclose
Executive director of Pathways to Home

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Panel member Stephen Burris, chairman, Pathways’ board of advisors (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media)
Stephen Burris, chairman
Pathways’ board of advisors

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Panel member Bob Dallari, commissioner and former chairman of Seminole county government (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media)
Bob Dallari
Commissioner and former chairman of Seminole county government

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Panel member Reverend Charles Holt, rector, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and School in Lake Mary (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media)
Reverend Charles Holt
Rector, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and School in Lake Mary

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Panel member Penny Seater, executive director, Habitat for Humanity in Seminole County and Greater Apopka (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media)
Penny Seater
Executive director, Habitat for Humanity in Seminole County and Greater Apopka

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Panel member Jeanne Gold, chief executive officer, Safe House of Seminole (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media)
Jeanne Gold
Chief executive officer, Safe House of Seminole

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Debbie Leon, panel moderator and development director, Pathways to Home (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media)
Debbie Leon
Panel moderator and development director, Pathways to Home

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Additional Content Related Information

Pathways to Home Partner Agencies:

CMF podcasts related to homelessness:

Pictures

After you launch the slideshow below, click “Next” and “Previous” to rotate through the photos.
Panel member Bob Dallari (2nd from left) interviewed by local TV (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media)

2 Responses to “End Child Homelessness”

  1. Richard Adicks says:

    Good work, Stephen and Desta. This has given me a better understanding of the magnitude of the problem and of the means to deal with it. Mildred and I have been troubled by the situation that “Sixty Minutes” revealed. We live in Polk County now, where child homelessness is also acute, and we are watching for opportunities to help alleviate it.

  2. MaryElizabeth McIlvane says:

    Excellent .. comprehensive, well presented by variety of participants … thoughts are brewing@

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