Tag Archive: homeless

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

Disney VoluntEARS Provide Muscle and Magic

On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, the Coalition had the privilege of moving homeless men into our new Men’s Service Center. In the week prior to the move, anticipation filled the air. Everyone was… Continue reading

Never too young to make a difference!

For the last five years, Kathy Bradshaw, Director of Children’s Ministry at First United Methodist Church Winter Park (FUMCWP), has shown our clients that a person of any age or stature can make… Continue reading

Thanks to Carroll Adams, Furniture Furthers Pride

  Furniture provides many things: the option to be organized, the ability to rest our feet, the opportunity to safely store our belongings, and so much more. And furniture most definitely provides part… Continue reading

“Deserving Young Women” of yesterday and today

A little bit of history for Throwback Thursday!  The Coalition for the Homeless Women’s Residential and Counseling Center (WRCC), located on Hillcrest Street at Magnolia Ave., traces back to 1921.  That’s when a… Continue reading