Eckerd in the News

Hillsborough Prepares for Possible Influx of Immigrant Kids

In the past 13 months, more than 63,000 undocumented minors have entered the United States over the Mexico border. The federal government is looking for places to house them until they can be placed with relatives or sponsors, and officials in Hillsborough County have been preparing for a possible large influx of these children. Kathleen Cowan, executive director of Eckerd Community Alternatives in Hillsborough County, said a main goal is to reduce the number of children in shelters. Read the full story here: http://tbo.com/news/breaking-news/advocates-work-to-avert-row-over-immigrant-kids-20141013/