Living Positively: An Advocate for HIV Awareness

Imagine the desperation of a young mother with nowhere for herself and her three-year-old to live. This is the predicament Latoya Mills found herself in when she came to the Coalition. But, unlike… Continue reading

A Servant’s Heart: 30 Years of Dinner and Dessert

  Bertha Masterson was the Coalition even before there was a Coalition. Back in 1985, when First United Methodist Church of Orlando (FUMC) opened the doors of its fellowship hall to homeless neighbors… Continue reading

Baskets of Love Celebrates 10 Years of Giving

This Valentine’s Day, a group of women will be showing their love for the Coalition in a big way: by celebrating the 10th anniversary of Baskets of Love. Baskets of Love, a grassroots… Continue reading

Paving the road to recovery

When men come to the Coalition seeking shelter, support and help to overcome their addiction, it’s likely they’ll meet Johnny Little. Johnny, an addiction recovery specialist at the Men’s Service Center, has the… Continue reading

Building Hope for Homeless Men: Coalition Unveils New Men’s Service Center

With a ribbon cutting and a flourish of confetti, the Coalition’s new Men’s Service Center (MSC) was officially unveiled to the Orlando community. Held on the lawn in front of the new, 32,000… Continue reading

Believe in thyself: Motivating homeless men

Each year, about 40 percent of Americans are motivated to make New Year’s resolutions. They take advantage of their gym memberships, or decide this is the year they’re going to quit smoking for good.… Continue reading

Visiting artist inspires homeless kids

In a dimly-lit studio, artist Juan Travieso is sharing a selection of his works, illuminated by the glow of a PowerPoint presentation. He explains the meaning behind each painting: a desire to depict… Continue reading

Empowering the homeless: How one man’s experience with homelessness and current success is impacting others for the better

By Jonathan Cronstedt, CEO of Empower Network 610,042 individuals are homeless on any given night in the United States. Empower Network donated $10,000 to Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. Coalition for… Continue reading

Looking back on 2014

Recently, our CEO, Brent Trotter, shared some of his thoughts on the past year in our December 2014 newsletter. The following is a reprint of his letter to our supporters. As 2014 nears… Continue reading