Northeast Florida CoC | October 2020
Homelessness News: Make Your Voice Heard
"We Did it with Housing First"
Changing Homelessness CEO, Dawn Gilman, joins the National Alliance to End Homelessness and other communities throughout the country to share their successes in reducing homelessness by using Housing First Approaches.
Get Out and Vote!
Early voting has officially begun! We're encouraging our clients experiencing homelessness, staff, member agencies, and stakeholders to get out and vote!

Early voting sites:
Racial Inequity by the Numbers
We recently joined the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans for a presentation on racial inequity in homelessness and housing, and included an inside look on our community's data in recent years.

View the presentation here.
Do you HMIS?
Check out what's new with HMIS!

  • A recent update to HUD included information on funding received to increase and improve data collection for our community. With the implementation of the HMIS Capacity Building funding - and our innovative HMIS team, we now can report the following: 
  • Trinity Rescue Mission shows a 1,843% increase in enrollments (21 HH in 2018/2019 and 408 HHs in 2019/2020) 
  • City Rescue Mission (CRM) shows a 38% increase (221 HHs in 2018/2019 and 304 HHs in 2019/2020)

HH = Households
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 via Zoom. Email us if you need the call-in info.

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

Join us for the monthly virtual 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...
Are you or someone you know experiencing food insecurity during COVID-19?

Catholic Charities and some partners have launched a pop-up, drive-thru food pantry at the Jessie Ball duPont Center at 40 East Adams Street. This drive-thru food pantry is contactless and open to all!

Visit the food pantry through October 29th.
Medicare Help (SHINE & SMP)
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a program of the Department of Elder Affairs and is operated in this area through ElderSource. SHINE offers seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregiver’s free, unbiased counseling on Medicare and health insurance issues.

Open Enrollment is now through December 7th!
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
The Best Way to Show We Care - Be There!
Clara White Mission
Daily Feeding Volunteering
Daily
Presbyterian Social Ministries
Virtual Fundraiser
October 22nd
Downtown Vision
Halloweek
October 26th - 30th
Daniel Kids
Daniel Hank Haynes Golf Classic
November 9th
Trinity Rescue Mission
9th Annual Out-Shoot Hunger Sporting Clay Shoot
November 13th
The Salvation Army
Red Shield Ball
November 21st
City Rescue Mission
Turkey Donation Drive
Now - November 23rd
Hubbard House
26th Annual Barbara Ann Campbell Virtual Memorial Breakfast
October 22nd
Downtown Vision
Jack O'Landing Movie Night
October 29th
Family Promise of Jacksonville
Cardboard City
November 13th - 14th
LSF Health Systems
Medication-Assisted Training (MATfor the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
November 16th
City Rescue Mission
Thanksgiving Meal
November 25th
Don't Miss the General Membership Meeting, November 12th!
Join us on Zoom or email us if you need the call-in info.  

Northeast Florida CoC