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.
Reunification is truly a community success. The parents who are reunified with their children are supported in their communities by family court judges, case workers, service providers, guardians ad litem, foster parents, and relatives, among others.
Avid golfers don’t typically need much convincing to play a round at the world-renowned course at Innisbrook Resort.
The same was true on April 29, when dozens and dozens of Eckerd Kids supporters loaded up their clubs to raise awareness for foster children in the Tampa Bay area.
Thankfully for Anthony, someone finally saw the spark in him that his friends at the Childrens Board Heart Gallery of Tampa knew was there all along.
Channel 10 news | St. Petersburg, Florida – Thousands of children in the Tampa Bay area have been removed from their families because of neglect or abuse. If they’re lucky, the kids are placed in foster homes that provide love and stability. But there’s a shortage of foster homes and that problem has one family speaking out.
A licensed foster parent since 2011, Karen Riley has opened her home to several special needs children over the last six years.