Category Archive: Stories

Contractors Keepin’ it Cool for the Coalition!

Have you ever been in a car with no air conditioning, in the middle of a Florida summer day? It’s miserable. All you can think about is getting to your destination so you… Continue reading

Volunteering – her piece in jigsaw puzzle of life

To continue celebrating National Volunteer Appreciation Month, we wanted you to meet Jaime Acker, one of the Coalition’s wonderful volunteers. Read on to see why she has truly endeared herself to our clients… Continue reading

Employee Spotlight – Meet Melanie Figueroa

We would like to introduce you to Melanie Figueroa, Director of the Coalition’s Center for Women and Families. Melanie was excited to let you know how she spends her workdays at the Coalition… Continue reading

Volunteer Voice: Victoria Williams

My name is Victoria Williams and I am sixteen years old.  I started volunteering at Coalition for the Homeless about three years ago when I started eighth grade.  I volunteer in the daycare… Continue reading

Eating Better on a Budget

It is no secret that healthy eating patterns that include fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. Eating nutritious foods provides your body with essential vitamins and minerals… Continue reading

Volunteer Voice: Danielle J. Moran

A few years ago, a friend invited me to assist him in taking some of the children from Coalition for the Homeless out to play flag football. I love children and football, and… Continue reading

Coalition Volunteer Becomes Coalition Employee

Donald Tate was featured in the “Giving Back” section of our fall e-newsletter. He volunteered his time to teach meditation classes to the men and women who call the Coalition home. Donald is… Continue reading

Meet Kadette

Kadette’s story was originally written by Melissa Catalanotto and featured on the Central Florida Future website. It was part of UCF’s United Way Campaign to help Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.… Continue reading

Homelessness: A Day in the Life

Have you ever wondered what a homeless man does each day?  While each man is different, the struggle remains the same. A recent article by Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Amanda Peacher gave an inside… Continue reading

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