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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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Congratulations to Gulf Coast Partnership’s CEO, Angela Hogan!

Congratulations to Gulf Coast Partnership’s CEO, Angela Hogan!

Angela Hogan of the Gulf Coast Partnership and Louise Hubbard of the Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council have been announced as the first appointees to the Florida Coalition for the Homeless Advisory Board. The newly formed Florida Coalition Advisory Board will be comprised of former Board Members and other persons...
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Home, Together: Read the Plan

Home, Together: Read the Plan

Home. Because we know that the only true end to homelessness is a safe and stable place to call home. Together. Because the solutions are going to take all of us working together. Read the plan. usich.gov/home-together #HomeTogether Home, Together: Read the Plan from USICH on Vimeo.
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2018 Together Charlotte Housing Report

2018 Together Charlotte Housing Report

The purpose of the 2018 Together Charlotte Housing Report is to address the brewing housing crisis in Charlotte County.  A consortium of community organizations must work together, in response to a growing and urgent need in Charlotte County for housing.  The report focuses on creating a vision for housing by...
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Kim Sanderson, LMHC, of Charlotte Behavioral Health Care addresses suicide in Charlotte County

Kim Sanderson, LMHC, of Charlotte Behavioral Health Care addresses suicide in Charlotte County

The Gulf Coast Partnership has been hosting a 7 week Community Case Management Training Series in an effort to provide our community partners with the tools they need to effectively assist our most vulnerable homeless residents exit out of homelessness and enter into housing. Today, we were honored to have...
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One Charlotte Access Points offer an effective way to house homeless individuals and families in Charlotte County

One Charlotte Access Points offer an effective way to house homeless individuals and families in Charlotte County

Coordinated Entry is a process that allows access, assessment, prioritization, and referral for homeless persons to housing based on needs and vulnerability.  We are excited to launch the new Access Point Locator on the Gulf Coast Partnership website at https://gulfcoastpartnership.org/access-points/.  This tool allows users to search for open One Charlotte...
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FY 2018 HUD CoC Application NOFA Pre-Submission

FY 2018 HUD CoC Application NOFA Pre-Submission

Section 1) 2018 DRAFT CoC Consolidated Application FL-602   Section 2) 2018 CoC Priority Listing Submitted   Section 3) 2018 Submitted Project Applications
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Celebrating Over a Year of Effectively Ending Veteran Homelessness in Charlotte County and Beyond

Celebrating Over a Year of Effectively Ending Veteran Homelessness in Charlotte County and Beyond

More than a year ago, the Veteran Homeless Committee in Charlotte County celebrated effectively ending veteran homelessness, as defined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.  We are proud to announce that Charlotte County still maintains this status for Veterans due to the efforts of agencies such as Jewish...
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Gulf Coast Partnership Holds Case Management Training For Partner Agencies

Gulf Coast Partnership Holds Case Management Training For Partner Agencies

Effective case management requires dedication, training, and the ability to work with clients to help them set and achieve their goals.  Kelly Hunter, Director of Coordinated Services for Gulf Coast Partnership, led the first of seven training courses this past week focusing on making sure local case managers have the...
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Workshop Sessions Announced! Register Now for the 2018 Florida Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing!

Workshop Sessions Announced! Register Now for the 2018 Florida Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing!

WORKSHOP SESSIONS ANNOUNCED! 2018 Florida Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing Embracing Change: Achieving Success Register Now! Conference Agenda and Workshops are Now Available on our website. Click Here to see the exciting sessions planned for the Institute! 2018 FLORIDA INSTITUTE DATES The 17th annual Institute will be held October...
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Silverberg: Homelessness among older adults a heartbreaking reality

Silverberg: Homelessness among older adults a heartbreaking reality

“Home,” wrote the poet Robert Frost, “is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” So why are there so many Americans who can’t seem to find that elusive place where they will be taken in, cared for and loved? Like so many...
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Results of Gulf Coast Partnership 2018 HUD NOFA Grant Review, Ranking, and Scoring Committee

Results of Gulf Coast Partnership 2018 HUD NOFA Grant Review, Ranking, and Scoring Committee

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***NOTICE*** The 2018 HUD CoC Timeline for Gulf Coast Partnership has been revised

***NOTICE*** The 2018 HUD CoC Timeline for Gulf Coast Partnership has been revised

Gulf Coast Partnership Staff will notify Project Applicants of Project Ranking Decisions via Telephone, E-mail, and US Mail by end of business day, August 17, 2018.
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Stormy weather outside the Gulf Coast Partnership today!

Stormy weather outside the Gulf Coast Partnership today!

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Indianapolis has a 5-year plan to end homelessness. Here’s what it looks like.

Indianapolis has a 5-year plan to end homelessness. Here’s what it looks like.

If you've spent any time in Downtown Indianapolis, you've seen them. The city's homeless sit — and often sleep — on the sidewalks, under bridges, in alleys. Whether afflicted by mental illness, addiction, poverty or abuse, the people living on the street rely on the kindness of strangers and outreach workers who try...
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How having space — even small enough to hold a cellphone — is helping Chicago’s homeless

How having space — even small enough to hold a cellphone — is helping Chicago’s homeless

When he wakes up in the morning, David Williams doesn’t reach for his phone. He knows where it is — safely stowed in a black metal locker on a nearby wall. Williams is one of hundreds of homeless young adults who spend the night at The Crib, part of The...
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Once homeless and helpless, woman now helps build ‘tiny homes’ for others like her

Once homeless and helpless, woman now helps build ‘tiny homes’ for others like her

The worst part was the constant feeling of shame. It clung to Kuneshia “Kiesha” Casey no matter where she went, all alone in an itinerant world of squatting on the streets of Seattle. After being consumed by addiction, she had lost her home, her 8-year-old son and her dignity. “It's...
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