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 since 2008. 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 close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.