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Homeless Issue Is Still Present In Seminole County | Seminole , Florida | Seminole Chronicle

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA — “A very difficult and humbling experience.” That is how Latelyshala “Tish” Olasande describes the last few months of her life. Since losing her job and her home last year, Olasande and her five children have been living in a motel. “I never thought that I would be in this situation,” said the 40-year-old Central Florida resident.

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Rise In Homeless Students Stifles Florida Town | Clermont , Florida | NewsOK

CLERMONT, FLORIDA — Here in Lake County the number of homeless students has skyrocketed, from 122 in 2005 to more than 2,600 this school year. It’s the largest increase in hard hit Florida and echoes the rising numbers seen nationwide as well. Some of those children are living with their parents in a friend’s or relative’s house. Others are in shelters or motels like Zach. Some with nowhere else to turn take refuge in the woods.

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Poverty, Homelessness Rising Sharply Among Florida Students | Florida | Miami Herald

FLORIDA — “I think that we are growing a Third World in our own back yard,” said Ellen L. Bassuk, founder and president of the National Center on Family Homelessness, an advocacy and research organization in Needham, Mass. “We look at developing countries, but we don’t look at our own country.”

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Mount Dora Homeless Student Overcomes Odds, Earns National Scholarship | Mount Dora , Florida | Orlando Sentinel

MOUNT DORA, FLORIDA — Growing up, 18-year-old Zabia Poole didn’t have much interest in class. He was too busy moving from place to place with his two younger siblings and mom, a single mother in search of work.

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Stetson University Offers Free Ride To 2 Homeless Seminole Students | Seminole , Florida | Orlando Sentinel

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA — Two homeless Seminole County children who captured the hearts of TV viewers nationwide with their optimism and sincerity are receiving an all-expenses-paid trip — to college. Stetson University, a nationally ranked private school in DeLand, announced Thursday that it’s offering full rides to the Metzger kids, featured in Sunday’s “60 Minutes” show about families living out of their vehicles.

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Hard Times Generation | 60 Minutes CBS News

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA — Scott Pelley brings “60 Minutes” cameras back to central Florida to document another form of family homelessness.

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Number Of Homeless Children In Okaloosa County Increasing | Crestview , Florida | Crestview Bulletin

CRESTVIEW, FLORIDA — “They can’t work a full time job to support their selves. They are young children who need people to stand in the gap for them until their housing situation improves. This is a bad economy.” Ward is hoping area residents will help.

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Homeless Brevard Vet Finds Way To Get Life Back On Track | Cocoa, Florida | Florida Today

COCOA, FLORIDA — Phil Campbell, a former Marine, was homeless. With help from the National Veteran’s Homeless Support, he now has an apartment, a car, a job and is attending BCC. He works at the Chevron store on US 1 just south of the Beachline.

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A Mother’s Cry: I Have No Place To Go | Tampa Bay, Florida | My Fox Tampa Bay

TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA — Jessica Moye and her three girls could be living on the streets in 24 hours. “After tomorrow, I pretty much don’t have anywhere to go, and I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Moye told FOX 13.

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Providing Hope: Playground Will Cheer Homeless Children | Tallahassee, Florida | Tallahassee.com

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — Among the most vulnerable members of Tallahassee’s homeless population are the children who miss, and need, some sense of normalcy until their parents or guardians get back on their feet. In Tallahassee, where families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population, children can find refuge while staying at the HOPE Community. Its campus on West Pensacola Street is a community resource that has helped more than 1,200 people rebound since it came into existence in 2005. That includes about 500 children.

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