It Takes A Village: New Life Village in Tampa provides a community of healing for Foster Children

It Takes A Village: New Life Village in Tampa provides a community of healing for Foster Children

New Life VillageTampa, FL, is the number one area in Florida with the highest opioid and affordable housing crisis problem, making it highly likely that kids end up in foster care. There are more than 7,000 children currently in foster care between Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties alone. Unfortunately, moving between families a few times a year, as is often the case for most foster care children, causes mental and behavioral health problems at an alarming rate. Sister Claire LeBoeuf of the Congregation of Sisters of Holy Cross, identified this issue early during her service with the church. She has been in the Tampa Bay area serving children affected by trauma and abuse for 40 years. Her main objective was to figure out a way to create a stable environment for foster children, especially older children that don’t get adopted out of foster care. After seeing a community called Hope Meadows in Rantoul, IL, that reduced the number of kids in...
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One of our Amazing Seniors upgraded her life with OurSeniors Team

One of our Amazing Seniors upgraded her life with OurSeniors Team

Loyal reader and previously featured Amazing Senior, Barbara Andersen was in a difficult place in her life earlier this year. After falling three times within one year, she knew she had to make a change. Her two dogs that she loves very much were holding her back from upgrading her life because she didn’t want to lose them or send them to someone she didn’t trust. After going from moving around with a cane to being wheelchair bound, she decided she couldn’t keep making excuses. The OurSeniors Team “took the bull by the horns,” Barbara said, “and moved at an unbelievable speed.” The OurSeniors Team began Barbara’s transition first with legal assistance to understand the full picture and next steps and then pairing her with the team’s real estate agent that got her house painted, packed up and ready to sell. To everyone’s surprise, the house was sold within two days, making the whole transition a total of just three weeks’...
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