Category Archive: Statistics & Reports

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

Senior is homeless, but hopeful

More than 30 percent of single women served by the Coalition are over the age of 50. Mary is one of them.   When Mary* spent the holidays with her family last year,… Continue reading

Homeless children – More than just a number

A recent study by the National Center on Family Homelessness, America’s Youngest Outcasts, shed light on some very sobering numbers. There are currently 2.5 million homeless children in our nation, up 8 percent over… 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

Her Perception was Changed by their Reality

We’re excited to feature guest blogger Chrissie Majewski from Orlando Health.  She generously volunteered her time last month to record our historic move into the new Men’s Service Center. June 25, 2014 started… Continue reading

Affordable housing still Out of Reach in 2014

Each March, we pour over the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC) Out of Reach report, a side-by-side comparison of hourly wages and rents in the United States. In this, its 25th anniversary… Continue reading

Volunteering Is Good For Your Health

Many of us are entering 2014 with a new perspective on life. Resolutions abound and everyone is bringing in the new year with hopes for improvement. You may commit to a variety of… Continue reading

Mental Health and Homelessness

Photo courtesy of  clarityhumanservices.com Some believe that homelessness is a choice, but we believe it is not. Homelessness is most often a situation that can be the result of other problems, such as… Continue reading

NEW LAW HELPS FOSTER YOUTH PREPARE

Adolescence can often be a challenging time as teenagers begin their journey into adulthood. Living in foster care can make this time even more difficult. At age 18 in some states and age… Continue reading