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More than 70 MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) members and peers will help feed dinner to 500 homeless residents on Tuesday, June 13 at the Chapman Partnership’s Downtown Miami Homeless Assistance Center.
Seniors 55+ and residents with disabilities at Chapman Partnership will receive augmented transporation assistance through the federally-funded Section 5310 program, awarding Chapman Partnership a 2016, 12-passenger Ford Van fully equipped with a wheelchair lift and three wheelchair securement devices.
One month into his senior year of high school, Terrence Nickerson found himself homeless and alone. After crashing with friends for a month, Nickerson wound up at a homeless shelter in downtown Miami, in a large dormitory where 100 men slept in wall-to-wall bunk beds. For the first week he was there, Nickerson walked from the Chapman Partnership shelter on North Miami Avenue to Miami Jackson Senior High School in Allapattah — over an hour each way.
There are currently 6,100 homeless students within the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system. These children, even those living in emergency housing, start the school year without basic “back-to-school” supplies. Essential supplies are simple things; a backpack, the right uniform, calculators and notebooks. Yet these items will remain out of reach for Miami-Dade’s homeless children unless the community rallies to help.
A student left homeless after being kicked out of his home is college-bound after having shared his experiences in an essay that caught the attention of Miami-Dade school officials.
Gulliver Prep senior Marietta La Barbera is president of Growing Together, a special youth group for the Chapman Partnership for the Homeless. She’s been in the organization for three years. The students in Growing Together help children from babies to 17.
The Wednesday night dinner marked the fourth time that Bosh and his wife, Adrienne, have volunteered to serve food for the Thanksgiving holiday at the Miami shelter, which serves 800,000 meals a year.
Published on: Miami Herald Click Here to View the Original Article When civic leaders note the number of homeless on the streets of Miami has dropped from 8,000 to 1,000, the talk often shifts to the help offered through the years.…