Tag Archive: Poverty

New year, new shoes: Thank you!

With the new school season in full swing, backpacks are full while some bank accounts are nearly empty. Although public school is freely available to all Central Florida children, school supplies and necessary… 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

Never too young to make a difference!

For the last five years, Kathy Bradshaw, Director of Children’s Ministry at First United Methodist Church Winter Park (FUMCWP), has shown our clients that a person of any age or stature can make… 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

Thanks to Carroll Adams, Furniture Furthers Pride

  Furniture provides many things: the option to be organized, the ability to rest our feet, the opportunity to safely store our belongings, and so much more. And furniture most definitely provides part… Continue reading

Why are some young adults homeless?

We’re excited to share a guest blog by Alyssa Mullins, a University of Central Florida Department of Sociology graduate student.  Alyssa led a team of fellow graduate student researchers in conducting a very… Continue reading

“Deserving Young Women” of yesterday and today

A little bit of history for Throwback Thursday!  The Coalition for the Homeless Women’s Residential and Counseling Center (WRCC), located on Hillcrest Street at Magnolia Ave., traces back to 1921.  That’s when a… Continue reading

Homelessness in America 2014

The stats are in, but sometimes even when everything has changed, nothing has really changed. Over the last couple of years, the homeless population and its various subpopulations (i.e. those in emergency shelters, homeless shelters, government assisted… Continue reading

Golf Challenge rain-out raises nearly $79,000!

Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida posted preliminary numbers via social media on May 2, 2014, the day of our supposed-to-be Doug Spencer Annual Golf Challenge.  Now that we’ve tallied all the… Continue reading