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.
SAMHSA Funding Opportunity
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applcations form Continuum of Care (CoCs) that have not participated in the federally sponsored SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) Technical Assistance (TA) Project.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is pleased to announce the publication of a Project Based Voucher (PBV)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is pleased to announce the publication of a Project Based Voucher (PBV) set-aside funding Notice for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. Through the competition outlined in this notice, HUD will award pproximately $7 million in HUD-VASH funding that will support approximately 1,000 PBV units. These PBVs will enable homeless veterans to access affordable housing with an array of supportive services. The vouchers are being made available from a set-aside from the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (the Act) (Public Law 113-6), enacted March 26, 2013, that provided approximately $75 million dollars of funding for HUD-VASH vouchers as authorized under section 8(o)(19) of the United Stated Housing Act of 1937.
VA Offers $600 Million in Funding to Support Services for Homeless Veteran Families
Grant Program One of Many VA Initiatives to End Veterans' Homelessness
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of up to approximately $600 million in
grants for non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives that serve very low-income Veteran families occupying
permanent housing through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
Fort Walton Beach & Crestview Cold Weather Program
If the temperature drops below 40 degrees, churches in Fort Walton Beach and Crestview will open at 6 p.m. to provide a place to sleep and eat.
2013-2014 Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) CoC Grant
Okaloosa Walton Homeless Continuum of Care/ Opportunity, Inc. (CofC) Proposal for Inclusion Within 2013-14 Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Grant.
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.
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Poor Lear Performance at Seaside Repertory Theater
A one-man, one-hour adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear; Performed by Alan Tilson, Artist-In-Residence, Escape2Create, Seaside, Florida.
Poor Lear is a one-man, one-hour re-imagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear as a homeless person and will be performed by producer/actor Alan Tilson in association with Escape2Create for one performance at Seaside Repertory Theatre, February 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Poor Lear was originally produced in partnership with the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre as a benefit for the Homeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas City in association with Kansas City Episcopal Community Services. Tilson and Poor Lear were selected from a national application process for an Artist-In-Residency with Escape2Create in Seaside, Florida for the month of February, 2014. For the past 21 years, the internationally acclaimed E2C’s month long residency has advanced the role of the artist and the experience of art as a valued component of community life (www.escapetocreate.org).
Show date and time for Poor Lear are Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. Performances are at Seaside Repertory Theater, 216 Quincy Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Tickets are available at the door for $25.00 or at SeasideRep.org or by calling 850-231-7033.
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 Silver Sands Premium Outlets are generously supporting Opportunity, Inc. with a $2,000 sponsorship.
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.
+ Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
+ BBVA Compass Bank
+ Hard Rock Cafe of Destin
+ 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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