YFA breaks ground on supportive housing complex

NEW PORT RICHEY — Thousands of people in Florida don’t have a roof over their heads every night, but Youth and Family Alternatives started a project to help alleviate the homeless population in Pasco, especially for those on the service wait list for Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities.

Youth and Family Alternatives is building new apartments for people with special needs and low-income families. On Nov. 2, the organization broke ground at the construction site that will become The Commons at Speer Village. It will be at 7349 Plathe Road, which is adjacent to the YFA administrative building and the youth shelter, called the RAP House.

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Maria Matheus
11th Annual Rap River Run

The 11th Annual Rap River Run was a big success thanks to the efforts of its committee, myriad sponsors, volunteers and friends of the Rap House. Proceeds from the Rap River Run benefits the RAP House, a shelter that provides safe haven to youth experiencing abuse/neglect, homelessness, at-risk behaviors such as running away, youth who may be ungovernable at home or school, truancy, and youth in foster care who have experienced disruption in their foster placement.

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Raymond of the Tampa Bay Rays visits Family Reunification Ceremony

Tampa Bay Rays 'Raymond' paid a special visit to the '9th Annual: Celebration of Families.  The annual ceremony which took place in the West Pasco Judicial Center on June 1, 2018 is an event hosted by Eckerd Connects, and its myriad agency partners, to celebrate families who have successfully met the criteria for reunification.  Go to  https://www.facebook.com/YFAorg/ to see more pictures.

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