Gulf Coast Partnership Awards over $236,000 in Homeless Services Grants

The Gulf Coast Partnership (GCP) exists as a community-wide initiative to understand homelessness, identify best practices to meet the needs of the homeless and those at risk of homelessness, and to forge a community consensus implementing strategies to raise the quality of life for all Charlotte County Residents.

“We are delighted to provide this vital funding to agencies in our community who are doing the tough work on the ground, “said Angela Hogan, CEO of the Gulf Coast Partnership. “We will continue to build collaborations and support local programs that employ best practices in serving those in need.”

By applying for grants through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Health and Human Services, Florida Department of Children and Families, and the Florida Office on Homelessness; the Gulf Coast Partnership is able to bring operational support funding to organizations in Charlotte County.

These grants assist in providing emergency shelter to homeless persons; engage persons living on the street through street outreach activities; provide homeless prevention to enable those in danger of losing their housing to remain stably housed, as well as providing re-housing services to help those who are homeless become stably housed.

Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)
  • $73,024Homeless Coalition Rapid Re-Housing: Move in assistance, ongoing rent, and case management services for those who are literally homeless.
  • $69,561Homeless Coalition Emergency Shelter: Emergency shelter operations, such as case management, utilities, security, and essential services.
  • $52,428Jesus Loves You Ministry Street Outreach: Street Engagement, physical and mental health emergency services, case management and transportation for those experiencing homelessness.
Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)
  • $41,862Homeless Coalition Homeless Prevention: Past due rent and utilities to keep families with children in their homes.

Additional grants to local organizations will be announced in the late Fall of 2017.

We believe we can have a community where homelessness is brief, rare, and nonrecurring. The work of the Gulf Coast Partnership is of a quality that builds confidence among stakeholders, funders, and citizens. We bring practical innovations that help people and organizations. For more information, visit www.gulfcoastpartnership.org

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