Childhood only comes once, and no child should spend any of it caught up in family homelessness. Family Renew Community brings together religious congregations, businesses, civic and charitable organizations and individuals committed to solving homelessness in Volusia County. The program provides transitional housing and helps homeless parents on a path toward supporting their families in places of their own.
When A. separated from his wife -- in part because of disagreements regarding his middle-school-age daughter, S., who lived with them -- the father and daughter became homeless together.
Claris Mac’Kie, who plans to retire this year after 20 years as executive director of Family Renew Community, accepted Corporate Citizen of the Year the honor Jan. 10 during a Holly Hill Chamber of Commerce breakfast.