Northeast Florida CoC | January 2019
Homelessness News: Better Today
In Duval County, 76% Of Single Female-Headed Families...

Nearly one out of every seven women in Florida live in poverty, and that number is even higher in Duval County. Meanwhile, about 76 percent of single-parent families headed by women in Jacksonville are struggling to afford basic needs.

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Did You Know?

It's NOT too late to sign up for the Point-In-Time (PIT) count!

If you missed the PIT training this week, that's okay too. We have a training video posted on our website .

Please consider joining us on Wednesday, January 23rd as we conduct the Annual Point-In-Time count .
JTA does Care

When we walked into the staging location for assembling care packages that JTA employees had donated to hand out during the Point-In-Time count, we felt the gravity of community.

We witnessed a room filled with the gifts that employees had given to share with their neighbors who are homeless.

We watched a group of volunteers organize around an assembly line and package the items that will become our token of gratitude for the individuals we survey next week.

JTA is changing homelessness!

UPDATE: Mayor Curry's Task Force on Homelessness

The Urban Rest Stop will open around the end of January / first of February and will provide citizens who are homeless a place to take showers, use laundry machines, and work with Mental Health Resource Center .
Do you HMIS?
Join Today! Be a CoC Member
The Northeast Florida Continuum of Care began as a grassroots effort with passionate, community and religious leaders guiding the way. And we've made substantial progress.

What does it take to affect change? Driven and determined stakeholders like YOU!

If you care about homelessness and want to be a part of the solution, please join us.

The general membership meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall at 225 East Duval Street, 8:30 to 10:00 am. Our next meeting is February 14th.

You can learn more about CoC Membership here .
We Know YOU know - Knowledge is Power
Member training…

On February 1st, join us for the monthly HMIS New User and HMIS Report training.
  • HMIS New User is 9 am - 12 pm
  • Report training is 1 - 3 pm 

Please email the HMIS Team for more information.
To schedule a workshop email Emma Slier or call 904.930.0730.

  • Opioid Education Programs
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Prevention Workshop
  • Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment Workshop

The Azalea Project is an initiative of the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.
Help is on the Way!
Client programs | training | workforce opportunities...
Have you heard of Project Safe Horizon?

It's a new program that works with clients that are at risk for or already experiencing homelessness due to substance abuse and/or mental illness.

Currently, they are accepting clients into the program.

Want to learn more?

Case Manager with Project Safe Horizon at Community Rehab Center
A re you interested in the Veterans Reintegration Program?
  • Walk-ins accepted
  • Monday-Friday, 8 to 4:30 pm
  • 117 West Duval Street (City Hall) Suite 175
  • For more info call
  • 904.630.3680
The Best Way to Show We Care - Be There!
Point-In-Time Count

When: Wednesday, January 23rd
  • Multiple shifts available

Where: Multiple locations

And a Few Dates to Save
JASMYN turns 25 this year!

25th Anniversary Gayla and Dance Party

February 16th |

TIAA Bank, US Assure Club East |

Black & White Ball |

March 9th |

TIAA Bank Field |

Don't Miss the General Membership Meeting, February 14th!
225 East Duval Street,
First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
Northeast Florida CoC