Pinellas grapples with how to fix homelessness among children

12/12/13 Janelle Irwin
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Tags: Juvenile Welfare Board, Pinellas County, Pinellas County Schools, homeless, poverty


The Pinellas Juvenile Welfare Board is located in the ICOT Center off Ulmerton; board members there want to address homelessness among children.

photo by Janelle Irwin

More than 3,000 kids in Pinellas County are listed as homeless. A group of government and non-government agencies met Thursday during a Juvenile Welfare Board meeting in Largo to combine resources in hopes of minimizing what is becoming an epidemic among struggling families. And Sarah Snyder, president and CEO of the Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board, says that staggering number likely only represents elementary students.

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