Northeast Florida CoC | March 2019
Homelessness News: Hope Grows!
What Did We Learn at the Solutions for Individual...

A few years ago, the Alliance began to direct more time and resources to thinking about "everyone else" experiencing homelessness: people who were not chronically homeless, or were not experiencing homelessness as part of a family, or as a...

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endhomelessness.org
Changing Homelessness' CEO, Dawn Gilman, attended the Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults Conference in San Diego last month.

Individual adults are the largest demographic of those without a home in our city. Housing this population can be very difficult given the lack of resources to do so.

The National Alliance for Ending Homelessness takes a closer look at the opportunities and barriers to addressing individual homeless adults in the article above.
Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

HUD released the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Notice of Funding Availability on March 14th. Applications are due on May 15th.

This is the 3rd and final round of the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. HUD will award 25 communities (17 urban, 8 rural) with a total of $75 millions in funds.
  • Minimum of $1 million per community
  • Maximum of $15 million per community

Changing Homelessness, Youth Crisis Center, JASMYN, and Daniel Kids have been working with a Youth Advisory Board over the past couple of months. Youth leadership is important as we work towards ending youth homelessness in our community.

We will be discussing the grant and our youth system of care in detail at the next General Membership Meeting on April 11th.

If you or your organization would like to be involved, please join us to add your valuable feedback. Contact Monique Elton at melton@changinghomelessness.org .
Funding Opportunities

The Players Championship has released their Red Coat Grant application. Organizations can apply for up to $10,000.

The application can be found here .

The Jaguar Foundation is offering funding to organizations that support veterans and military personnel. Grant funding ranges from $5,000 to $10,000.

Organizations can apply here .

Do you HMIS?
Do you know what the largest sub-population of those experiencing homelessness in Northeast Florida is?

"All other" makes up 46% (2018) of those without a home in our area. This sub-population is made up of individuals who are older than 24, non-veterans, and who are not chronically homeless.

Read more about housing this population here .
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 March 14th.

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

On April 5th, 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.
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!
City Rescue Mission
Spring Life Builders Graduation
March 29th 7 PM
See details here.
Daniel Kids
10th Annual Backyard BBQ Championships
April 6th
See details here.
Quigley House
Wine Tasting Gala
April 13th
Buy tickets here.
JASMYN
8th Annual Strides for Pride
Register here.
Hubbard House
Stand up and Stride 10th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk
March 30th
Register here.
Jewish Family Services Annual Fundraiser
Heroes Among Us: Transforming Tomorrows
April 4th
Buy tickets here.
Changing Homelessness
2nd Annual State of Homelessness and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
May 8th
Find out more here.
Don't Miss the General Membership Meeting, April 11th!
225 East Duval Street,
First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
Northeast Florida CoC