Monthly Archive: February, 2009

The top 10 Central Florida businesses on Twitter – according to Etan Horowitz

In a blog post today by Orlando Sentinel staff writer and tech wiz Etan Horowitz, Etan gave his list for “The top 10 Central Florida businesses on Twitter” – and we were on… Continue reading

Volunteers give my children hope (Al’s story – part two)

If you have served as a nonprofit volunteer, you’ve probably wondered if activities like preparing dinner, trimming hedges or holding a game night actually contribute to the bigger picture. But at Coalition for… Continue reading

A father’s view on homelessness (Al’s story – part one)

If your family arrived at the door of the Coalition with nowhere else to go, what thoughts would consume your mind? Would you blame yourself for what happened? Would you feel helpless and… Continue reading

Homelessness: The Family Portrait

An article in Monday’s Washington Post highlighted “The Family Portrait” of homelessness, echoing the growing sentiment that the face of homelessness is changing. Washington Post staff writer Chris L. Jenkins asserts that homelessness… Continue reading

Henrietta Hughes: The real face of homelessness

Last week, our nation was introduced to Henrietta Hughes, reminding us that the face of homelessness is changing. The below My Word column, written by Coalition President/CEO Brent Trotter, appeared in the Orlando Sentinel yesterday.… Continue reading

“Thanks again, Mr. Butler”

Directing the Men’s Pavilion at Coalition for the Homeless means that Rickie Butler, the Pavilion Manager, comes into contact with hundreds of homeless men each day. The Pavilion can house up to 375… Continue reading

REO Speedwagon at Hard Rock Live on April 24

Do you like concerts? Do you want to help your community? Then boy, have you lucked out with this event! Allow us to introduce you to our 16th Annual Hearts of Gold, the… Continue reading

A Twittastic Twitter Experience

You may have noticed that the Coalition is on a bit of a “social media” kick. Between our new blog, Facebook page, and Twitter account, we are finding fresh ways to connect with… Continue reading

Increased needs, decreased funding

In the midst of massive layoffs, foreclosures and increased costs of living, many are finding themselves swallowed by a seemingly hopeless situation. As they fall farther behind in credit card statements, utility bills,… Continue reading