Month: January 2019

Blog, Charities

Opportunity Place


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Mission

To help homeless women and families become self-sufficient by providing temporary emergency housing and support.

History

The doors of Opportunity Place, Inc., opened in 2009, under the umbrella of Okaloosa Walton Homeless Continuum of Care/Opportunity Inc, and in May 2015, became our own non-profit corporation

Services

  • Provide case management to include needs assessments, the formation of Personal Service Plans, personal budgets, and resumes; assistance securing sustainable employment, affordable housing, transportation, childcare, and medical, mental and emotional services.
  • Address the basic and individual human needs of clients at enrollment, during stay and upon exiting the program.
  • Connect clients with mainstream, community, faith-based, and public resources/services.
  • Provide enhanced follow-up service
  • Distribute food and products to local residents and connect those in need to community resources and services.

 

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Blog, Charities

Fresh Start For Children And Families


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Mission

To share love and compassion through a comprehensive educational, vocational, and economic housing program to help homeless families achieve self-sufficiency.

History

Fresh Start is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been serving the area’s homeless population for more than 30 years. The organization was formed in 1986 by local clergy, lay people, and citizens in response to the growing homeless population.

Programs

Fresh Start operates three major programs: two are housing and education programs for homeless families; the third is open to the public, and is our primary funding source for the housing and education programs. The three Fresh Start programs are: Transitional Housing, Affordable (Step-up) Housing, and Repeat Street Thrift Store (funds the charity).

 

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