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Navarre’s homeless students need landlords

Navarre’s homeless students need landlords

  Santa Rosa School District’s program to assist homeless students has hit a snag in Navarre. The One Family, One Year, One Home Tenant-based Rental Assistance Program has the funding to cover rent for 75 homeless families. Read the full article in the April 5 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. […]

Answers never easy

Answers never easy

“Homeless in Paradise” ran in big letters on the front page a week ago as the Navarre Press took a deeper look at the suffering of those in our own county, and following the publication, we had one concerned citizen come into our office to look for deeper answers. She wanted to know why these […]

Santa Rosa’s only family homeless shelter gives hope

Santa Rosa’s only family homeless shelter gives hope

For Santa Rosa families struggling with the daily necessities such as food and shelter, there is only one homeless shelter in the whole county, Family Promise. Milton- based Family Promise provides several individual houses for families to stay in at little to no cost. The group is an outpost of a larger national effort to […]

County’s homeless population hiding in plain sight

County’s homeless population hiding in plain sight

Santa Rosa County has a homeless problem. They may not be asking for change on every street corner or sleeping on benches in every public park, but there is a problem. The problem is they are invisible. That is how Escarosa Coalition on the Homeless marketing director Serene Keiek describes it. The coalition provides support […]

Homeless children need your help

Homeless children need your help

Recently, we ran an article on the homeless and unaccompanied students of Navarre. We were shocked by the numbers right here in our hometown. Our children were in school barely a month and already almost 500 were identified as in need, and that number is only expected to go up. As shocked as we were […]

Navarre students still face homelessness

Navarre students still face homelessness

Poverty in Santa Rosa County schools has hit an all-time high and the number of homeless students this year is expected to rise. Of the 28,233 students in the county 47 percent qualify for free or reduced lunches, and last year the number of students reported homeless or unaccompanied, meaning they are without a parent […]

Santa Rosa gives back during Day of Service

Santa Rosa gives back during Day of Service

Despite 90 degree heat, more than 700 volunteers of all ages stepped up to help their community Saturday, July 23, for the first Santa Rosa County Day of Service. More than 20 projects were submitted for the event serving animal shelters, parks, the disabled, the homeless and others. County Administrator Tony Gomillion helped organize the […]