Local 10 News: Homestead Garden Grows Fruits, Vegetables Organically

By Mark Jackman

The Verde Community Farm and Market in Homestead is giving citizens that need a second chance a little room to grow.

"We have this holistic concept going on where we have over 140 housing units," said Anthea Pennant, with Carrfour Supportive Housing.

Residents, employees and volunteers work together to grow fruits and vegetables the organic way, with no herbicides or chemicals. The farmers market is open every weekend and ...

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CBS 4: Focus on South Florida – Community Development & the Arts

By Michele Gillen

More than a dozen South Florida nonprofits just got a big shot in the arm thanks to grant monies from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. We focus on the goals of the multimillion dollar grant program, and hear from one of the nonprofits benefitting. To watch the interview, click on the above picture.

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CBS 4: Homestead Woman Gets Home For Family In Time For Mother’s Day

By Brian Andrews

Homestead (CBS4) – For Courtney Hill and her children in Homestead, this Mother’s Day marked a milestone. The finally had a roof over the head.

After falling into homelessness, Hill got help from a South Florida program called Carrfour. “I was just a paycheck away from being homeless and it happened,” she said.

Hill lost her job when the economy turned south. Shortly after being ...

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NBC 6 Miami: Once-Homeless Mother Finds Housing in Time for Mother’s Day

By David Jeannot

Mother's Day is right around the corner and thanks to Carrfour Supportive Housing, mother Courtney Hill has a lot to be thankful for.

"Oh gosh, Mother's Day, I feel great now," Hill said. "This year I'm ecstatic about it."

Two years ago, the educated mother of four lost everything when her husband left the family and she lost her job, leaving her homeless.

"I was just devastated, I had no clue which direction to ...

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CBS-4’s Neighbors 4 Neighbors: “Helping Feels Good” at Verde Gardens

By Nicole Maristany

Combating childhood obesity is a hot topic across the country. From First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, to the NFL's "60 Minutes a Day" initiative, many are focused on helping our children lead healthier lives. And one of the best ways to get kids excited about exercise is to head out to the playground.

But what if you don't have one? That was the case for the children of Verde ...

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KaBOOM! – Build Day at Verde Gardens

The dreams of hundreds of formerly homeless children living in South Miami-Dade County have finally come true as a brand new playground they designed rose from the ground at Verde Gardens, an affordable housing community in Homestead, Florida. The playground project – funded by a partnership between Carrfour Supportive Housing, the John S. James L. Knight Foundation, and organizers from KaBOOM! – was launched months earlier, when the community’s children were ...

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NBC 6 Miami: Newly-Renovated Low-Income Apts. Open in N.M.B.

By David Jeannot

A red ribbon was cut Tuesday at Harvard House, which officially reopened to 140 low income residences in North Miami Beach.

“I’m living here for 11 years but I can’t tell you how happy I am for the renovations, “said Rose Mondesir. “Everything is brand new!”

More than 100 people including North Miami Beach Mayor George Vallejo were present at the grand reopening ceremony put on by Carrfour supportive housing. “Ladies ...

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The Doctors TV: Carrfour Resident Gets Life-Changing Smile Makeover

Susan, a mother of six, is afraid to look at herself in the mirror. She escaped an abusive relationship after her partner hit her in the face and cracked and chipped her teeth. "After that, I felt like I just gave up on everything," she says.

She lost her home, her car, and eventually her job. Now, she's living in a shelter, and she says her smile is holding her back from getting a ...

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CBS 4 Miami: Miami Man Turns Life Around, Gives Back to Fellow Vets

One veteran spent the holiday serving the people who need it most. He knows the tragedies of war can affect civilian life, and he's trying to use that knowledge to help others.

Cedric Halyard is the Veterans Outreach Director for Operation Sacred Trust, an organization led by Carrfour Supportive Houisng – Florida's leading affordable housing developer – that helps veterans find housing, jobs, and services. Halyard told CBS4's Maggie Newland that helping homeless and ...

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Noticiero Telemundo: Grand Ayuda, Verde Gardens

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