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 …

Meet the Board – Sheila Dixon

Shelia Dixon is a Southwest Florida native. Shelia received her Bachelor of Social Work degree and continued her education participating in the Advanced Standing Master of Social Work Program from Florida State University. Shelia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Qualified Supervisor for Registered Clinical Social Work Interns. Shelia’s …