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.
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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.
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Come to the “contact-less” drive-through food drive Friday, October 23rd at the Charlotte Community Foundation, 227 Sullivan St. in Punta Gorda.
Help make this drive successful, collect from your friends and neighbors and bring a carload of donations!
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Oct. 9, 2020) – The CARES Act individual assistance application deadline is Oct. 31.
Charlotte CARES offers individual financial assistance to residents who have suffered financial crisis due to COVID-19. The Community Organizations Active in Disaster has been offering online access to assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities and other needs since March 17, 2020 with Charlotte County Human Services processing applications submitted through the COAD website www.coadfl.org and the Gulf Coast Partnership assisting with unmet needs.
October 22nd, 2020
Fresh produce, dairy, and meats available free to the community.
Franz Ross Park
19333 Quesada Avenue Port Charlotte, FL 33948
All Drivers are requested to wear masks.
For more information, visit www.COADFL.org
Tax season will be here before you know it.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free tax preparation services to individuals and families making $66,000 or less.
VITA saves you the cost of paid tax preparation and helps you claim all the tax credits available to you.
Plan to schedule your VITA appointment as early as February.
On Day of Caring 2020, help us Stock Our Shelves
Our nonprofit agencies have been working hard to serve our community.
They have given of their hearts. They have given of their resources.
Select from our list of requested items and collect as many of your item as you can!
Do it as an individual, group, family or business.
Every dollar that our agencies do not have to spend on stamps, school supplies, personal care products, non- perishable food items, etc., is a dollar that will go into providing services to help our residents.
Campaign Kickoff begins at 9 am on October 22 in the Port Charlotte Town Center parking lot near the old Sears Auto Center. Following the kickoff, items are to be dropped off through a contact-less drive-through until 11 am.
For more information and to sign up for your Day of Caring project:
It’s our turn to give back!
STAGE THREE OPENS AT 8:00AM ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Charlotte County business community to confront immense challenges. As a result, on July 14, 2020 the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners approved the Recovery Grant Program to accelerate and assist the reopening efforts of businesses hardest hit by COVID-19.
This year Charlotte County was assigned $32.9 million from the federal CARES Act approved by Congress.Twenty percent (20%) of those funds, $6,580,000, will be given to qualified Charlotte County businesses by electronic application through the Recovery Grant Program.The criteria has changed for this stage, so please go to: www.Cleared4TakeOff.Com for more information.
COAD, St. Vincent de Paul, Cheney Brothers, and GA Foods will be partnering this coming Friday, July 24th to distribute fresh produce, dairy and meats to our local community. The event will take place at Franz Ross Park beginning at 9:30am. The Park is located at 19333 Quesada Avenue in Port Charlotte. This is a “free event” for all.
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Angela Hogan moved to Florida from Brattleboro, Vermont in 2003 with her husband, John, and four children; Kayla; Brian; Nikki; and Dylan. Angela received her B.A in Social-Psychology and M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Norwich Military Academy.
Angela’s working career has included Camp Director for 200 low-income girls, Case Manager for an in-patient Psychiatric Hospital, Technical Writer for a Nuclear Power Plant, and Grants Writer for the Sarasota Family YMCA. She began work at The Homeless Coalition in 2008 and was Executive Director from 2009 until 2017.
Angela has spear-headed multiple building campaigns for youth housing and shelter projects as well as managing foster care/child welfare contracts in excess of $80,000,000 per year. In 2005 Angela designed the YMCA Reads Program, with a 1.5 million dollar earmark from the Florida Legislature, to bring one on one reading mentors to 1st and 2nd grade students at 35 of Florida’s lowest performing schools. In 2007 Angela was one of the founding members of Vision North Port and the Imagine North Port Community Master Planning Initiative.
Angela, as CEO of The Gulf Coast Partnership and Lead Agency for the Continuum of Care on Homelessness, guides successful strategic planning and community building to assist the homeless and agencies that serve the homeless and poverty stricken populations of Charlotte County.
Tracy came to The Homeless Coalition in 2007. Starting as an intake coordinator Tracy worked to assist clients with access to needed programs. Shortly after starting Tracy’s’ skill sets moved her into the role of bookkeeper where she served until being promoted into the capacity of H.M.I.S Administrator, serving in that position until March of 2010.
Tracy was again promoted to the leadership role of Grants Administrator where she serves today. During the last two years Tracy has administered more than $1.5 million dollars in grant awards.
Kelly Hunter was born in Anderson, Indiana and grew up in Noblesville until the age of 11, when her family moved to Charlotte County to be near her maternal grandparents. A born advocate for those without a voice, Kelly knew early on in life that she wanted to make a positive impact on the lives of others. In fourth grade, she requested that her elementary school administration allow her to give up recess to volunteer with the mentally and physically challenged children who also attended her school; she continued to do this daily for the next couple of years. By fifth grade she was voted “Most Likely” to take over for Dear Abby, as her friends would always come to her for advice. Kelly’s passion for advocacy and volunteer work did not end once she moved to Florida. Kelly began volunteering throughout Charlotte County with various organizations, community projects and again became her peers “go to” for advice and guidance. Following graduation from Port Charlotte High School in 1994, Kelly moved to Orange County, California in search of the young woman she was to become. Things weren’t so sunny once she arrived at the bus station in Los Angeles, where she was informed that her luggage had been lost and wouldn’t arrive for 3 days. Kelly found herself stranded in the heart of Skid Row and it was there that her life was forever changed. As she looked around, she began to feel as if she were in the middle of a movie; surrounded by the homeless, mentally ill, prostitutes and drug addicts, she realized she had led a very blessed but sheltered life and needed to do something. Kelly spent the next three days getting to know the names and stories of many of these individuals and was inspired to begin volunteering at the Union Mission in downtown LA. In 1998, Kelly moved to New Orleans, Louisiana where she continued her efforts to bring awareness and change to the surmounting issues many individuals and families are faced with every day. Kelly returned to Charlotte County in 2003 with her husband and three children and was surprised to see that people were homeless in this community, as this wasn’t the case when she left 9 years prior. Kelly has sense been working to educate community members about the lasting effects of homelessness in hopes that more residents and organizations will get involved in the fight to prevent and end homelessness in Charlotte County. Kelly received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2011 and was recruited by the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition where she joined the AmeriCorps VISTA program, becoming the Coordinator for the Faces of Homelessness Speaker’s Bureau. For the last three years, Kelly has worked at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care as a Targeted Case Manager for adults with mental health and substance use disorders. Kelly is a Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager with more than 24 years’ experience working with our nation’s most vulnerable populations. Kelly possesses the knowledge, skills and compassion needed to inspire our community to work together in preventing and ending homelessness.
Denise Dull moved to Charlotte County in 1996 from Coatesville, Pennsylvania a small town just outside of Philadelphia. Denise attended LaRoche College in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration.
Denise’s professional career has included 20 years of experience with a large Pennsylvania based Insurance Company which specialized in providing coverage and services for businesses involved in the transportation and remediation of hazardous materials. It was during this time that she became a Certified Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), the highest designation awarded to insurance professionals. During her time spent in the “insurance arena” Denise also worked in regulatory, compliance and quality control before relocating to Florida. Denise has spent the last 8 ½ hears prior to landing at The Gulf Coast Partnership as Director of Marketing for a local Professional Employer Organization. Denise has served on the Board of Directors for the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce and as President in 2018. She has donated time and efforts to fundraising initiatives for many local non-profits and continues to remain active in local government and community awareness campaigns.
Shannon Miller has been in Charlotte County since the age of 2. Her mother’s family were early settlers to this area, and many family members still reside here. Shannon is a proud graduate of Charlotte High and Edison Community College. In 2014, Shannon graduated from Everglades University with her B.S. in Alternative and Renewable Energy Management.
Before joining the Gulf Coast Partnership team, Shannon was employed for 19 years at Waste Management. Shannon has experience in accounts receivables, collections, payroll and benefits, HR, office management, and sales. In October 2020, Shannon accepted the role of Grants and Contracts Administrator at the Gulf Coast Partnership.
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