Welcome to the Gulf Coast Partnership

Together we can be healthy prosper grow live learn be safe help

Through capacity building, partnership, and technology, the GCP brings service programs together, while focusing limited community resources on the most vulnerable populations living in the community.

Coordinated Entry Access Points

Are you homeless? Are you looking for somewhere safe to stay or a place to call home? We can help!

Landlord Engagement

Are you a landlord? Are you tired of the stresses of screening potential tenants and advertising vacancies? We can help!

Community Leader Breakfast

Each year we recognize community leaders, organizations, or educational institutions that positively affect low-income people in the area of employment.

Mission

The Gulf Coast Partnership's mission is to facilitate community-wide initiatives to understand community needs, identify and implement best practices to meet those needs, and to raise the quality of life for all residents.

News

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Join now for a full scholarship to the 2021 Imagine Solutions Conference!

Great opportunity being offered to every First Responder and Essential Service organization serving SW Florida they will underwrite and offer through their organizations – FREE REGISTRATIONS to all their employees! That is 59,600 employees! This program is called OUR HEROES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Register for our conference today to help this program succeed today and in the future! 

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Your Tax Refund is Waiting – and You Shouldn’t Have to Pay to Get it!

United Way of Charlotte County can help you get your taxes prepared for FREE!!!

Did You Earn Less Than $66,000 Last Year?

United Way’s free tax preparation program helps residents who earn a household income of $66,000 or less. You can have your federal tax returns prepared, e-filed and direct deposited for FREE by United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. United Way IRS-certified volunteers who are passionate about taxes will prepare your return and determine if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and/or Child Tax Credits when you file.

VITA gives you two options to choose from to file your tax return:

Filed for You – FREE Tax Preparation

We offer 3 locations: Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte & Englewood. Contact the United Way of Charlotte County to schedule an appointment and allow an IRS-certified volunteer to prepare and e-file your tax return for FREE! Call us at (941) 627-3539 to schedule your appointment TODAY! Or go online to:  www.unitedwayccfl.org/free-tax-prep

File Online for FREE

If you have access to a computer and would like to file your own taxes free of charge, United Way can help you with that too! Log on to www.myfreetaxes.com. It’s simple, fast and secure. 

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UWCC’s VITA program will be following CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 health and safety protocols including wearing face masks.

In addition, we will be offering the following options for tax preparation:

In-Person – Similar to previous years with the addition of health and safety guidelines being followed.  
Low Contact – Volunteers will not have in-person contact with clients. The clients will drop off their tax documents to an intake person. The volunteers will prepare the return at a location with other volunteers present. Volunteers will have the opportunity to call the client with any necessary questions. Clients will return to the drop-off site to pick up their returns.
No Contact – Same as the above process for low contact, but volunteers will work out of the comfort of their homes.

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Food Distributions in Charlotte County

FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS IN

CHARLOTTE COUNTY

Every Thursday as follows:

Monday, March 2nd

Human Services at 23400 Harold Ave

Every other Thursday, 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18

Lunes, Marzo 2
Cada 2 semanas los Jueves 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18

10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Sacred Heart at 211 W Charlotte Ave

Every other Thursday, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25 Cada 2 semanas los Jueves 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25

10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

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FEMA-EFSP Local Board Funding Available

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board has selected Charlotte County to receive $29,319 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county and are not intended as the primary or reoccurring source of funding. This program is administered locally by the Gulf Coast Partnership. Due to a delay in notification of this award, there is an expedited eligible spending period of 3/1/2021 through 5/31/2021.

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Emergency Solutions Grant – CV2 (ESG-CV2)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act) provided for a supplemental appropriation of Homeless Assistance Grants under the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program. As the legislation states, the CARES Act provides for homeless assistance funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts created by coronavirus.

The Gulf Coast Partnership, through the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families, has received a letter of intent to award for the second allocation of ESG-CV2 funds – an appropriation of up to $1,491,708. As it is imperative that these additional funds are spent appropriately and efficiently, the Gulf Coast Partnership is seeking proposals for projects/programs in Charlotte County, Florida. Activities should address the Charlotte County CoC (FL-602) CoC Plan and the Department of Children and Families initiatives towards ending homelessness. Interested parties may submit a proposal using the template below to address how your organization and programs will address needs and coordinate services in the community. Complete each section and return to Angela Hogan at [email protected] no later than Monday, February 8, 2021 at 4:00pm all questions relating to this Request for Proposals should be submitted to Angela Hogan via email. Contacting other Gulf Coast Partnership Staff or Board Members specifically regarding this solicitation could result in proposal disqualification.

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Interactive Community Dashboards

One Charlotte

Community Snapshot

Community Performance

We strive to create a better community.

Our Dedicated Staff

Angela Hogan
Angela Hogan
CEO

Tracy Hille
Tracy Hille
Chief Operating Officer

Gaither Stephens
Gaither Stephens
Chief Technology Officer

Kelly Hunter
Kelly Hunter
Director of Coordinated Services

Denise Dull
Denise Dull
Director of Landlord Engagement

Our funders

Get in touch

Location

408 Tamiami Trail, Unit 121
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Contact Us

Phone : 941-626-0220

Fax: 941-347-8154

Our Hours

MON-FRI 9AM – 5PM

24 Hour Access 2-1-1 or 941-205-0220

Upcoming Events

GULF COAST PARTNERSHIP, INC. IS A PRIVATE 501(C)3 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION AND REGISTERED WITH THE STATE OF FLORIDA REGISTRATION; #CH52038. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING 800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. OUTSIDE OF FLORIDA, CALL 850-488-2221. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.