PENSACOLA, Fla. — The United States Council on Homelessness says over 1,000 people who are homeless in Florida are young adults ages 18-24 living without families.

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The Pensacola chapter of the Children’s Home Society of Florida is working to change that

One of their programs, M-Power, provides housing for youth ages 16-24 at a safe, undisclosed location for up to 18 months.

Khalil Hammond, a high school senior, is a part of the program. He says before he joined M-Power he was moving around from house to house.

“They’ve helped me like really get a stable footing,” he says. “They allowed me to get everything that I need together, so that way I could focus on other things that are more important to me.”

The Regional Executive Director of Children’s Home Society of Florida, Lindsey Cannon, says their local chapter recently received a federal grant worth over $230,000.

They plan to use that money to start an M-Power living facility in Santa Rosa County.

Originally posted by: WEAR 3