Monthly Archive: April, 2010

A post for the numbers people: shelter nights and number of families

Are you a numbers person? If you are, the touching stories we share from our clients and volunteers may not  speak to you as much as they do other readers – no, you… Continue reading

How do you define “homeless?”

How do you define the homeless? This may seem obvious – you are probably thinking “anyone without a home is homeless.” However, that loose description may not accurately define the many unique situations… Continue reading

Why don’t the homeless reunite with family?

At Coalition for the Homeless, we see a unique mixture of family situations. From a single father doing his best to provide for his children or a young woman fleeing domestic violence to… Continue reading

The 17th Annual Hearts of Gold was a success!

What a fun night! Over 1,900 of Central Florida’s government, business and philanthropic leaders and concert enthusiasts rocked to the music of Styx at the Coalition’s 17th Annual Hearts of Gold event last… Continue reading

Homeless veterans accounted for in new budget

According to the Homeless Services Network of Central Florida, the number of homeless veterans in Central Florida jumped from 1,185 in 2008 to 1,680 in 2009. Today, homeless veterans represent 23 percent of… Continue reading

“Homeless Chic” on the Rise

Attention all owners of worn out t-shirts and torn, baggy jeans: your unwanted clothing may now be in vogue. Throughout the movies and media, the homeless are often depicted wearing frumpy, outdated, washed-out… Continue reading

One week until we rock out with Styx!

Don’t forget: Coalition for the Homeless’ 17th Annual Hearts of Gold event will take place next Friday (April 16, 2010) at Hard Rock Live. We are so excited! The evening will feature an… Continue reading

Springtime for homeless children at the Coalition

To close our recent mini-series on the needs and prevalence of homeless children in America, and particularly in the state of Florida, we decided to share some Coalition springtime photos with you. Take… Continue reading

Florida ranks 43/50 in number of homeless children

America’s Youngest Outcasts: State Report Card on Child Homelessness, a report by the National Center on Family Homelessness, offers a snapshot view of child homelessness in America and a summary of the unique… Continue reading