Jim Dinneen, Forough Hosseini & Mark Geallis instill hope for Daytona-area homeless families with plans to convert ex-school to shelter

Daytona homeless family shelter / Jim Dinneen, Forough Hosseini, Mark Geallis / Headline Surfer®
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- While the controversy surrounding housing for the chronically homeless appears to be going nowhere, the first major hurdle has been eclipsed with renewed hope for an entirely different type of homeless people altogether -- families with children -- with plans to convert the former Hurst Elementary School into a bonafide shelter.

And the leaders of this herculean effort are Volusia County Manager Jim Dinneen,  business entrepreneur Forough Hosseini of ICI Homes and Halifax Urban Ministries Executive Director Mark Geallis.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.