Eckerd Kids announces Pasco celebration of reunified families

Eckerd Community Alternatives Pinellas/Pasco announces its eighth annual Reunification Day celebration on June 16, 2017.  This event honors Pasco County families who have overcome obstacles in their lives in order to be reunified with their children.

The celebration will take place on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 12 to 1 p.m. and will feature success stories from families, special guest speakers, refreshments, and children’s activities.

Each year in Pasco County, hundreds of parents complete the tasks necessary to make their homes safe so that they may be reunified with their children.  In Pasco County, 271 families were reunified in fiscal year 2015/2016.

In fiscal year 2016/2017, 173 families have been reunified as of April 30, 2017.

Reunification is truly a community success.  The parents who are reunified with their children are supported in their communities by family court judges, case workers, service providers, guardians ad litem, foster parents, and relatives, among others.

For the eighth year, Eckerd Community Alternatives Pasco/Pinellas will partner with the Florida Department of Children and Families, Youth and Family Alternatives, Inc, BayCare Behavioral Health, Guardian Ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay, Inc., and the Guardian Ad Litem Program – Sixth Judicial Circuit to host this celebration honoring Pasco County parents who have reunified with their children and, as a result, have strengthened our communities.

Eighth Annual Reunification Day Celebration

  • WHEN:   Friday, June 16, 2017, 12 to 1 p.m.
  • WHERE: Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center, 38053 Live Oak Avenue, Dade City, FL  33523
  • WHO: Families who have been reunited; Family Court Judges; Foster Parents; Case Workers and Service Providers.