Living below the poverty line

Yesterday was the kickoff for our “$15 a Day Challenge” and we have gotten an enthusiastic response so far. In the spirit of this challenge, we are dedicating all blog posts this week… Continue reading

$15 a Day Challenge – March 9-13

We’re sure you are aware of the current economic situation. We’re pretty certain you are conscious of the fact that times are tough. And we’re positive you know that people everywhere are cutting… Continue reading

Queen for a day

Last week we highlighted the impact volunteers have made in the lives of two homeless children and their father (see Al’s story here). Drawing on the theme of our remarkable volunteers, we just… Continue reading

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