Category Archive: Stories

From addicted & homeless to Senior Pastor & Board Member

Accomplished journalist and filmmaker Dan Beckmann and colleague Liz Vargas capture the touching story of Pastor William Andrews in 5 minutes that will surely bring tears to your eyes. From years of drug… Continue reading

Student video promotes homelessness awareness

Coalition for the Homeless is constantly impressed by Central Florida’s students and their interest and involvement in our mission. Homelessness is an issue that affects our entire community. And as Rollins College student… Continue reading

Our year for homeless men: Robert’s story

Robert came to Coalition for the Homeless for help. He was homeless and addicted. Through our First Steps Substance Abuse Recovery program, he turned his life around. Robert is just one example of… Continue reading

Formerly homeless. Forever a hero.

You may remember meeting James back in November… James joined the Marine Corps in 1975 soon after the Vietnam War ended. He began his service as an infantryman and later cross-trained as a… Continue reading

A little help goes a long way

Robert and Erica arrived at Coalition for the Homeless having lost their jobs. Though discouraged by this setback, they realized it was just that – a difficult time they could overcome. As part… Continue reading

A homeless child’s story

Coalition for the Homeless provides services to more than 250 children every day. We see the unique struggles these youngsters face, but we know that with your support, they can overcome anything! When… Continue reading

A changed man changing lives

For nearly a decade, Carlos struggled with substance abuse. His addiction caused the separation from his fiancé, a lack of housing stability, a felony charge, and a complete disregard for his life. At… Continue reading

A child’s road back from domestic violence

Eight-year-old James arrived at Coalition for the Homeless’ Women’s Residential and Counseling Center (WRCC) with his mother and brother, fleeing a severely violent household. Given the environment from which he came, James was… Continue reading

A hand up during tough times

Ten years ago, Bridget packed her belongings and three children – 12, 8, and 4 years old at the time – into her car and moved across the country from Houston, TX to… Continue reading

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