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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 […]

Ham Radio in the spotlight during field day

Ham Radio in the spotlight during field day

Steve VanDenAkker is the assistant Santa Rosa County ARES Emergency Coordinator and has been using amateur radios for more than 30 years. “I like the fact that, in essence, you can take a car battery and piece of wire and hook it up to a radio and talk half-way around the world with someone,” VanDenAkker […]

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 […]