Valencia practices what they preach

Krystal Pherai is a true example of putting your money where your mouth is! Krystal – Staff Assistant at Valencia College’s Peace and Justice Initiative (PJI) and Coordinator of the PJI Ambassadors since… Continue reading

October – A time to express emotions

In our October 1st blog, we promised to keep you posted about the Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities taking place throughout the month at the Center for Women and Families (CWF) and Women’s… Continue reading

Meet Carita – A powerful example of progress

We shared a bit of Carita’s story in our August e-newsletter. Since she’s such a powerful example of progress in our program, we thought her story was worth expanding – and updating! Carita… Continue reading

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2014

The sobering reality of domestic violence has been in the news a lot of late due to the very public instances permeating the NFL. Yet, this crime is one that all too many… Continue reading

9/11/01 – Still Clear in His Mind Today

On the eve of September 11, 2001, Donald Whitehead was on a plane to Indiana. He worked in Washington, D.C. as the Executive Director for the National Coalition for the Homeless. The following… Continue reading

Tragedy turns into Purpose

Losing your job can certainly lead to homelessness. But what if, instead of losing the resource that helps you keep your home, you physically lost your home? This is the situation James Landry,… Continue reading

New year, new shoes: Thank you!

With the new school season in full swing, backpacks are full while some bank accounts are nearly empty. Although public school is freely available to all Central Florida children, school supplies and necessary… Continue reading

Forgetting Convenience for a Cause

In this day and age, it’s all about convenience. A person is more influenced to buy from a store based on its close location rather than its selection. When they want to do… Continue reading

Taste of the Nation® Orlando Posts Fundraising Record

We are excited to report that Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® Orlando raised $301,317 to support the feeding programs of Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Second Harvest Food Bank… Continue reading