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Homeless Systems Training, May 23, 2019

Homeless Systems Training, May 23, 2019

JOIN US AT Charlotte Community Foundation 227 Sullivan Street Punta Gorda, FL 33950  Description The Gulf Coast Partnership will be hosting an all day Homeless Systems training event for all Community Partners, staff, volunteers, and board members working with Charlotte County's homeless community members on Thursday, May 23, 2019...
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GCP State Grant Award Announcement

GCP State Grant Award Announcement

Stakeholders and Community Partners, All of us at the GCP are excited to announce the 2019 – 2022 State grant funding level and agency recommendations.  The review committee had a tough job and we are happy to see new agencies represented. I will be reaching out to each agency to...
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***NOTICE*** Revised RFP Timeline

***NOTICE*** Revised RFP Timeline

The only change being made is to the Timeline (RFP Page 5) regarding Extending the Scoring Period and Date of Announcement for Notification of Project Selection. Timeline Request for Funding Proposals (RFP) Released January 29, 2019 State of Florida, Department of Children & Families, Office on Homelessness Solicitation Conference Call...
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Gulf Coast Partnership Announces Launch of New One Charlotte Dashboard

Gulf Coast Partnership Announces Launch of New One Charlotte Dashboard

The One Charlotte Dashboard is a data visualization tool that shows the current state of the coordinated entry process in Charlotte County.  Coordinated entry is the process of providing access, assessment, prioritization, and referral of persons experiencing homelessness to housing.  The data is pulled from the local Community Information System...
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CIS Data Quality as of March 6, 2019

CIS Data Quality as of March 6, 2019

Data quality reports are generated from the Gulf Coast Partnership's Community Information System (CIS).  These reports provide a snapshot of the quality of data being entered into the county wide database used to help us prevent and end homelessness in Charlotte County.  The reports are broken down by agency and...
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2019-2021 STATE FUNDING REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (19-21 RFP)

2019-2021 STATE FUNDING REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (19-21 RFP)

The 19-21 RFP is focused on improving the quality and capacity of the Charlotte County Continuum of Care’s Homeless Response System. Click the image below to view the full presentation
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Thank You To All Who Attended The 2019 Leader Award Breakfast!

Thank You To All Who Attended The 2019 Leader Award Breakfast!

Thank you to our sponsors: WellCare Health Plans, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic, Grafico Industries, Charlotte Community Foundation, and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Thank you to our partners: Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce and Charlotte County Economic Development. Thank...
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2019 Leader Award Winners!

2019 Leader Award Winners!

The Gulf Coast Partnership would like to extend a special thank you to our sponsors: WellCare Health Plans, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic, Grafico Industries, Charlotte Community Foundation, and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Annual Breakfast and Community Leader Awards...
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RFP for State Funding Issued

RFP for State Funding Issued

GCP Stakeholders, The Gulf Coast Partnership – Request for Proposals (RFP) for State Funding issued. Please find the document attached. Feel free to share with anyone who may be interested. Thank you, Angie Click to expand document
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Homeless Count reveals Charlotte’s invisible population

Homeless Count reveals Charlotte’s invisible population

By RUSTY PRAY Sun Correspondent - Detective Matt Woelk was on the hunt for Jimmy. The Punta Gorda Police Department officer was taking part Thursday in the Point in Time Homeless Count with Lt. Justin Davoult and two volunteers. Woelk met Jimmy a few times and had developed a soft...
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2019 Community Leader Award Winners Announced!

2019 Community Leader Award Winners Announced!

Join fellow community leaders at the Annual Breakfast and Leader Awards hosted by Gulf Coast Partnership & Together Charlotte! WHEN: Friday, February 1st from 8AM-10AM WHERE: Isles Yacht Club - 1780 West Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 (View Map) What: Once a year, the Gulf Coast Partnership accepts nominations...
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Understanding our ‘shadow population’

Understanding our ‘shadow population’

Volunteers prepare to count homeless people in the community By RUSTY PRAY SUN CORRESPONDENT It’s about more than counting heads. The Point in Time Homeless Count, scheduled for the evening of Jan. 23 and the morning of Jan. 24, is a full survey of the sheltered and unsheltered homeless population...
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HUD is trying to help thousands of low-income renters amid shutdown

HUD is trying to help thousands of low-income renters amid shutdown

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is hoping to find roughly $15 million to renew 170 contracts with private building owners who rent to poor Americans. HUD is hoping to use existing funds to renew the contracts, which expired prior to last month's partial government shutdown. The shutdown has...
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2018 Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Vigil

2018 Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Vigil

Last month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress which stated that on a single night in 2018, approximately 552,830 individuals across the country were identified as experiencing homelessness, a 0.3 percent increase from the previous year. Sadly,...
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2019 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count Volunteers Needed

2019 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count Volunteers Needed

The 2019 Point In Time (PIT) Count is the annual count of homeless persons in Charlotte County.  This count is done in order to help inform federal, state, and local governments on the current state of homelessness and directly influences the amount of funding allocated to prevent and end homelessness...
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Homelessness Rises More Quickly Where Rent Exceeds a Third of Income

Homelessness Rises More Quickly Where Rent Exceeds a Third of Income

Communities where people spend more than 32 percent of their income on rent can expect a more rapid increase in homelessness. Income growth has not kept pace with rents, leading to an affordability crunch with cascading effects that, for people on the bottom economic rung, increases the risk of homelessness....
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CHARLOTTE HOMELESS PERSONS’ MEMORIAL DAY VIGIL

CHARLOTTE HOMELESS PERSONS’ MEMORIAL DAY VIGIL

Friday, December 21 at 6:45pm (Gilchrist Park’s large pavilion) Charlotte County, FL – The public is invited to gather in honor of those homeless and formerly homeless Charlotte County residents who passed away during 2018. Charlotte County’s Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Vigil, an annual event observed across the Nation, will...
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Nominate a Community Employer or Educational Institution Leader Today!

Nominate a Community Employer or Educational Institution Leader Today!

Once a year, the Gulf Coast Partnership conducts a survey of the community to receive nominations for employers and educational institutions who enrich the lives of homeless and extremely low-income people in Charlotte County through employment, and supported employment programs such as work training, internships, and apprenticeships so they can...
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2019 Point-In-Time (PIT) Dates Announced

2019 Point-In-Time (PIT) Dates Announced

How many people are currently homeless in the United States? How many of them are families, youth, or veterans? The answers to these questions and more can be answered by point-in-time counts. A point-in-time count is an unduplicated count on a single night of the people in a community who...
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Looking to make your Thanksgiving extra memorable? Try volunteering!

Looking to make your Thanksgiving extra memorable? Try volunteering!

There are many things to be thankful for this holiday season, and a great way to show our appreciation is by giving back to those in our community.  There are many wonderful organizations that count on volunteers to help bring joy and happiness to others.  On September 26th of this...
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