Homelessness

PIT Count, U-Count volunteers tackle homelessness

PIT Count, U-Count volunteers tackle homelessness

To tackle a problem requires knowing what the problem is, and fighting local homelessness is no different. In an effort to better understand the struggles faced by hundreds of homeless residents in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, Opening Doors Northwest Florida (formerly EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless) will be conducting an annual Point in Time […]

Fabulous Finds fills gap for Gulf Breeze needy

Fabulous Finds fills gap for Gulf Breeze needy

Operating entirely off donations of items and time, Fabulous Finds Thrift Shoppe in Gulf Breeze offers assistance to those facing financial hardship. Founder Jackie Lawrence said she and her daughter Heather Martin had been doing volunteer work at a similar ministry in Navarre for five years. Read the full article in the Aug. 2 issue […]

Volunteers needed for tally of homeless

Volunteers needed for tally of homeless

On the evening of Jan. 24, thousands of volunteers across the nation will take to the streets with pens in hand to count the nation’s homeless in shelters and camps, beneath highway overpasses, in wooded areas and more as part of the 2018 HUD Point in Time Count (PIT). The goal is to get a […]

I-C.A.R.E. program targets chronic homelessness

I-C.A.R.E. program targets chronic homelessness

A new program is aimed at giving the chronically homeless of Santa Rosa and Escambia counties an opportunity to find permanent housing, and it could save taxpayers a few bucks in the process. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 11

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 11

SeaWorld Orlando’s new shark-themed coaster opening in June Mako, the park’s first new high-thrill ride in seven years, is being billed as the tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster in Orlando. It opens to park-goers June 10. Mako, named after one of the fastest and most powerful sharks in the ocean, will be the centerpiece […]