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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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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Despite the Pandemic, Charlotte County, Florida has Effectively Ended Chronic Homelessness

Charlotte County struggled with a low paying service workforce, lack of affordable housing, poverty, and homelessness long before the pandemic. When COVID hit, the challenges in fighting those issues only grew. But by the end of 2020, the community managed to achieve a goal that few other communities have. Charlotte County met the benchmarks required to effectively end chronic homelessness. This means that long-lasting and recurring homelessness was essentially eliminated in the community.

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2020 Homeless Memorial Vigil

Please join us as we honor and remember the precious lives we have lost in Charlotte County this year and help us continue our fight to prevent and end homelessness in our community.

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Season of Sharing gives mother of three confidence that she can ‘survive next week’

For the last seven years, Angelica Solivan’s job has been to help families in North Port find support through programs as a social worker.

She never thought she would find herself in need of those same community support services one day.

Once the COVID-19 pandemic began to shutter businesses and schools, the day she would need to ask for help came not long after. As a caseworker to 17 families, Solivan said it was as if she forgot she could be eligible for help, too.

Through a combined sum from Season of Sharing and federal CARES Act dollars, Solivan was able to pay three months of rent in June, July and September and a Florida Power & Light bill. The help allowed her a break from the constant worrying, she said, after nearly six months of wondering how she could financially get by for another month.

“I was able to breathe a little bit. I felt like I was drowning, and I was able to put my head just a little bit above water,” Solivan said.

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UPS Seasonal Hiring is Beginning!

SEASONAL HIRING IS BEGINNING, SO MAKE SURE YOUR EMPLOYFLORIDA ACCOUNT IS UP TO DATE OR PLEASE CREATE ONE. ALSO, PLEASE COMPLETE THE BACKGROUND PORTION IN YOUR EMPLOYFLORIDA PROFILE. INSTRUCTIONS ARE ATTACHED.

• EMAIL MICHELE ([email protected]) TO REQUEST A REFERRAL FOR:
• JOB #11268930-Driver Helpers/Package Handlers-$14.50
• JOB #11269543-UPS Drivers and Personal Vehicle Drivers-$21.00 (PVD-plus .45 cents mileage reimb.)
• JOB #11269543-Golf Cart Drivers-$14.50
• BRING (2) FORMS OF ID WHEN YOU ARE SCHEDULED TO COME IN FOR ONBOARDING. YOU WILL BE GIVEN A DAY AND TIME FROM RASHEKA- UPS SEASONAL RECRUITER.

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Community Snapshot

We strive to create a better community.

Our Dedicated Staff

Angela Hogan
Angela Hogan
CEO
Tracy Hille
Tracy Hille
Chief Operating Officer
Kelly Hunter
Kelly Hunter
Director of Coordinated Services
Denise Dull
Denise Dull
Director of Landlord Engagement
Shannon Miller
Shannon Miller
Grants & Contracts Administrator

Our funders

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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.