BRADENTON, FL — Turning Points announces that Bank of America is partnering with them in their fight against homelessness. While the label “homeless” may conjure a variety of stereotypes, with most involving drugs, alcohol and/or mental illness, rarely do these stereotypes include families and children. Yet the reality is that there are thousands of kids that experience homelessness in Manatee County each year.
“Bank of America’s commitment to families and children facing homelessness remains steadfast”, said Adell Erozer, Executive Director of Turning Points. “Their contribution will help fund services to assist families into safe and sustainable housing. The support of our partners in the fight against homelessness has never been more critical and we are extremely grateful to Bank of America for their generous donation that will be used to help our community members in need”.
Nationally, homeless families comprise roughly 1/3 of the total homeless population. One out of 45 children experience homelessness in America each year – over 1.6 million children. While homeless, these children experience high rates of acute and chronic health problems. The constant barrage of stressful and traumatic experiences also has profound effects on their development and ability to learn. Turning Points’ vision to prevent and end homelessness is made possible through the support of community members like Bank of America who recognize and support leadership and proven solutions.
Turning Points is the Florida State recognized Homeless Coalition for Manatee County. Our mission is to provide, facilitate and coordinate services to men, women and children who are homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. More information is available at www.tpmanatee.org
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