Sad: Florida home to 83,000 homeless children

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Florida has more than 83,000 homeless children, according to a new report by an advocacy group, and doesn’t do well in dealing with it, putting it near the bottom of states in that regard. A report released this week by The National Center on Family Homelessness said Florida ranks 42 out of 50 states in the number of homeless children, their well being, state policy related to it and other measures. The group says the recession has dramatically increased the number of homeless children in the state and the nation as a whole since 2007. Nationally, the number of children who don’t have a home has gone up almost 40 percent in that period. “The state of Florida must provide the needed resources for quality services and programs to children and their families who are homeless,

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