Homeless services join forces with early childhood education despite government shutdown
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10/11/13 Janelle Irwin
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Tags: Head Start, Metropolitan Ministries, Hillsborough County, homeless, government shutdown

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Tim Marks, president of Metropolitan Ministries says combining services in one location will benefit families who are in transitional housing.


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Homeless families in Tampa now have access to combined services at a West Tampa facility. Metropolitan Ministries which houses families in crisis and Head Start which provides early childhood education started serving families in August. During an official celebration of the newly built facilities opening Friday, Tim Marks, president of Metropolitan Ministries, says the facility can house more than 50 families now, but hopes that number will grow to nearly 100 in the coming years.

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