A Safe Place for Kaytlind

A Safe Place for Kaytlind

by Lenore Wilson
     
 
"A Safe Place for Kaytlind" takes the reader into the lives of children who cope with homelessness, and the struggles they and their families face as they fight their way into a sustainable life.

It's not an easy path. Children have come to Opportunity Place barefoot and wearing old pajamas, the only clothes they have. Many are ill; some show the signs of

Overview

"A Safe Place for Kaytlind" takes the reader into the lives of children who cope with homelessness, and the struggles they and their families face as they fight their way into a sustainable life.

It's not an easy path. Children have come to Opportunity Place barefoot and wearing old pajamas, the only clothes they have. Many are ill; some show the signs of physical starvation.

Kaytlind is only seven, but she has been homeless off and on since she was two. Security is not something she is familiar with. But when she came to Opportunity Place first in 2009 and later in 2011, she found a home. She created a small book of art explaining why the shelter is her safe place, one where she knows we will always take her in.

Join Kaytlind, and other children, and discover what homelessness means, when seen through the eyes of a child.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014148665
Publisher:
Opportunity, Inc.
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
36
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Lenore Wilson and a few of her friends founded Opportunity, Inc. in 2005, to serve as the lead agency for the Okaloosa Walton Homeless Continuum of Care. After two years of rapid growth, Lenore left her day job and became the first executive director of Opportunity, Inc. During her tenure, Opportunity, Inc. has not only opened Opportunity Place, but continued work in support of agencies dedicated to serving the homeless throughout the two counties, established an employment program for women veterans and veterans with families, developed a Homeless Management Information System to coordinate services among providers throughout the two counties, and set up satellite offices for case management in north Okaloosa and Walton Counties.
Kaytlind Hale is a second grader with a special aptitude for reading, writing and art. Currently, she is working on her second book, "It's OK to Sleep Now, Sweetheart."

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