It is not often that we see families in the cold night shelter. Most of the time they take refuge in a car, or a friend's back porch, or an abandoned building: somewhere they can find minimal warmth, and a sense of security. They live in the shadows, so that they and their children won't fall prey to the predators who feed on distress.
Opportunity Inc Receives 2014 Best of Fort Walton Beach Award
Fort Walton Beach Award Program Honors the Achievement
FORT WALTON BEACH November 25, 2014 -- Opportunity Inc has been selected for the 2014 Best of Fort Walton Beach Award in the Civic and Social Organizations category by the Fort Walton Beach Award Program.
Each year, the Fort Walton Beach Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Fort Walton Beach area a great place to live, work and play.
Gimme 5 Campaign
Cold Night Shelter Open With Cold Temperatures Coming To The Local Area
Fort Walton Beach Cold Weather Program
If the temperature drops below 40 degrees, the following churches will open at 6 p.m. according to the schedule below:
Sunday: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Monday: Mary Esther United Methodist Church
Tuesday: Gregg Chapel AME
Wednesday: Chester Pruitt Recreational Center
Thursday: First Christian Church
Friday: St. Simon's on the Sound Episcopal
Saturday: Seventh Day Adventist of Fort Walton Beach
2014 Destin Charity Wine Auction Awards $100,000 To Opportunity, Inc.
Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation's (DCWAF) 9th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction raised a record breaking $2,035,000 for children in need in Northwest Florida.The DCWAF awarded Opportunity, Inc. a check for $100,000 to be used to provide services for the homeless children at Opportunity, Inc.
There are various community resources available for agencies and individuals in the Okaloosa and Walton counties.
Donna is used to abuse. She was abused by her father, then her husband, and finally her mother. She was staying with her mother after fleeing her husband last November, trying to get the pieces of her life back together. However, when her mother, who suffers from mental illness, threatened the safety of Donna's three boys.
Opportunity Place Needs Your Help!
The residents of Opportunity Place are in need of meals Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Happy Holidays!!!!
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Our Shelter is in need of prepared meals for our families. If you, your church, or orgainization, would like to sign up to bring a meal to the shelter, please contact us at (850) 409-3070. Volunteers just drop the meals off at the shelter, no clean up is required.
We met David two days after his 11th birthday. He celebrated it in his car, with his mother and two small brothers. They had been living from parking lot to parking lot after his mother finally decided it was more dangerous living with her husband than out on the streets.
The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation generously supports Opportunity, Inc. with proceeds from events. Click here for dinner party photos.
Opportunity Inc. is very excited to have been awarded $2,000 by Silver Sands Premium Outlets. The Staff and Residents would like to express their gratitude for this generous donation, which will be used to better the lives of the many families who stay at our Emergency Shelter, Opportunity Place.
Every little bit helps, and we thank every person who has donated for their support. We would especially like to thank the following people and organizations for helping us work towards meeting our goals.
+ BBVA Compass Bank
+ Emerald Coast Association of Realtors
The 2013 Point In Time Survey data is now available. The value of this data lies in enhancing our ability to meet the needs of our homeless and near-homeless populations, and plan more accurately for the future.
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