GCP Focus – FlourishNow

Since launching in Southwest Florida in 2015, Safe Families has helped hundreds of families remain intact and get the help and the support they need to provide a loving, stable home for their children. Safe Families is a faith-based organization in Southwest Florida that “relies on the church to be …

The 2018 Giving Challenge

Since 2012, donors from throughout our region have shown their love for local nonprofit organizations by providing more than $28 million in unrestricted funding to support their missions during the Giving Challenge. Last year’s event set a new standard for generosity in our community, when more than $13.4 million was …

What is Housing First?

Housing First in Permanent Supportive Housing Housing First is an approach to quickly and successfully connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, treatment or service participation requirements. Supportive services are offered to maximize housing stability and prevent returns to …

The Gulf Coast Partnership’s 10 Year Plan for Charlotte County

Over the last several years, residents in Charlotte County have witnessed remarkable change. There is a new collaborative movement among human service providers, non-profits, government, faith-based, and community activists who have come together to support new ideas for solving the human condition of homelessness. A new era in innovative programs …

Gulf Coast Partnership In The News – Education Foundation awarded Community Impact Grant

Apr 5th, 2018 · by Special to the Glades County Democrat The Glades Education Foundation was awarded a 2018 Community Impact Grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation for $40,000 to continue financing the AVID about Success program. The Glades Education Foundation was one of 20 local nonprofits awarded grants …

Some OC residents: We want to help the homeless — just don’t put them in our neighborhoods

By Anh Do Mar 21, 2018 | 4:00 AM One day after Orange County supervisors voted to spend more than $70 million to house the homeless, residents in three prosperous cities expressed alarm about a proposal to set up “camp” shelters in their communities. Besides creating permanent housing, the officials’ …