EMERGENCY PRESS CONFERENCE
BROWARD COUNTY HOMELESS CRISIS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sean Cononie, founder of the Homeless Voice will be speaking to the press and giving a statement on Broward County’s current homeless crisis this Friday. As a direct result of 211 and Broward County shelters not utilizing their space the Homeless Voice is housing children and families who have no place to go.
Sean Cononie says, “Calls in the past few months have increased 50% for children and families needing shelter. It has gotten so bad we are being forced to use some of our administrative space.”
The Homeless Voice is currently faced with possibly having to close its doors due to neighboring cities Miramar and Pembroke Pines shutting down our Homeless Voice Vendors These same cities send their homeless to our shelter because they never can get a person in to a county shelter. “Even when they take our money away they send their city’s homeless people to us.” Sean will be releasing the police tapes and calls at the press conference.
You may not know but the Homeless Voice is one of the only South Florida shelters not receiving government funding and relies solely on community support and private donations.
The Homeless Voice is currently housing 9 children and families including a girl who is 7 months pregnant with more children and families on their way. The Shelter used last months paper sales to place other families in to housing so they do not have to live in a shelter.
Cononie states, “Our doors may not be open very soon and then we will go back 20 years where there were no beds.”
LOCATION: 1203 North Federal Highway, Hollywood 33020
CONTACT: Publicist, Kim Goedde (786) 554.0422 or Sean Cononie at (954) 614.7326