After a Tampa mother has the custody of her children taken away, Employment Pathways Collaborative offers all the tools she needs to turn her life around
Thousands of families were reunited this June in the Tampa Bay area. Read their stories here.
“Our eighth annual Family Reunification Celebration is designed to honor the hundreds of parents in our community who have successfully completed tasks necessary to be reunited with their children,” explained Brian Bostick, the executive director of Eckerd Kids.
“Your darkest nights can have the brightest stars,” said Cassandra Pappas, 17. “I write that in my music all the time.”
Never give up.
There have been 173 families in Pasco County reunified so far this year.
Each time Jean Roy hugs his son, he holds him a little tighter. He knows just a few months ago these hugs didn't come as easy.
Students at Appalachian State University selected Project Bridge’s central region as one of their Spring 2017 Alternative Service Experience programs. For an entire week, the 10 college students made it their mission to make a difference in the lives of 33 individuals.
For three days though, a dozen teen girls get to forget all that – thanks to Camp for Champions, a summer partnership between Eckerd Kids and the Florida Department of Children and Families.
On July 8, 2016, Jean Roy was reunified with his two children and their case was officially closed out in January 2017.