Safety & Outreach

By Gaither Stephens

The strength of our community really comes from its citizens. The Gulf Coast Partnership and our community partners rely heavily on volunteers and professionals that call Southwest Florida home. Working closely with highly skilled retirees allows us to utilize resources that would otherwise go untapped to help so many people in need. It takes a…

One Charlotte Coordinated Entry Process

By Gaither Stephens

The One Charlotte Coordinated Entry Process is a client-centered process, that through a data driven real-time approach, streamlines access to the most appropriate housing intervention for individuals or families experiencing homelessness. Some of the benefits of having a CEP is that it increases coordination and collaboration between community providers and it allows a more efficient…

Health & Human Services

By Gaither Stephens

While providing basic needs and means to live are essential to our mission, the Gulf Coast Partnership and its partners also seek to improve and protect the health and well-being of everyone we serve. By using an integrated care model that unites our community partners in an effort to get help to those who need…

Prevention & Early Intervention

By Gaither Stephens

We love to consider our children the inventors, dreamers, and architects of the future. However, the sad reality is that some children today are homeless or will become homeless at some point in their lives. Fortunately, through programs such as H.I.P.P.Y. and the Charlotte County Community Schools Homeless Education Project, children and families have support,…

Economic Stability

By Gaither Stephens

Whether it is educating individuals directly through programs like Getting Ahead classes or helping local businesses create jobs that take advantage of tax credits for employing homeless and extremely low- income people, we believe that economic stability is a key component of preventing and ending homelessness. Everyone deserves to enjoy the comfort of knowing that…

Veterans

By Gaither Stephens

In 2017 the United States Interagency on Homelessness, Department of Housing and Development and Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed that the Punta Gorda/Charlotte County Continuum of Care effectively ended homelessness among veterans in Charlotte County. Veterans are a top priority for housing, and the Gulf Coast Partnership works with many organizations and programs such as…