Local Focus – JFCS Veterans

JFCS of the Suncoast Veterans Services supports veterans and their families who reside in Manatee, Sarasota, Desoto, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties. We offer the following services: case management, peer mentoring, financial assistance, legal, benefits counseling, transportation assistance, moving expenses, and childcare assistance to very low income veterans and their …

‘The Florida Project’ movie explores the hidden homeless living around Disney World

KISSIMMEE — Outside Disney World’s main gate, the magic wears off at Celebration’s end. Along U.S. 192 beyond Mickey’s perfect town, the biggest attractions are a military museum and a place offering fun with machine guns. Fantasy comes in paint cans; fairy tale pastels and garish murals of screaming American …