Northeast Florida CoC | September 2018
Homelessness News: Rise and Climb
Meet the 2018 Women of Influence honorees - Jacksonville ...

Through their companies, their work in the community and their involvement in nonprofits, a number of First Coast women have shaped the area in which we live. Although they come from different backgrounds and have different goals, these Women of...

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Sending a shout out to Shannon Nazworth, President & CEO of Ability Housing , for being recognized as one of Jacksonville's 2018 Women of Influence.

We're not surprised! You exemplify leadership and we're grateful for your role in creating affordable housing.
Workshop on CDBG-DR Workforce Affordable New Construction and Land Acquisition Programs

This is a reminder that the Florida Housing Finance Corporation will hold a workshop Monday, September 24th beginning at 2 pm. You can call in or attend in person at the Florida Housing's offices in Tallahassee, Florida | 227 N. Bronough Street, Seltzer Room, Suite 6000.

If you're interested, learn more here .
D is for Determination!

On September 14th, we submitted the community's annual US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care application. Community in this case (for HUD's purposes) means Clay, Duval and Nassau counties.

If you'd like to take a peek at the application, click on over to our website to get your read on.

In this year's application, we have several new projects that fill housing gaps for two extremely vulnerable populations - youth and domestic violence survivors.

JASMYN's project will help provide rapid rehousing to youth that are homeless. And we need it! Today, there are 138 young people with nowhere else to turn, that's 55% more than in 2017.

But, what is rapid rehousing, you ask? It means housing someone within 30 days or less.

The Hubbard House project will fund rapid rehousing for domestic violence survivors. People fleeing dangerous situations need a safe place to call home. To put this in perspective, Hubbard House had to turn away 519 survivors last year. Um no, not acceptable.

Now we wait. HUD will release it's funding notification around the end of the year. We're hoping for a happy holiday season.
We Count on You!
And we're sending baskets of virtual gratitude for your help with the August Surge! We couldn't count without you!

Today, we're crunching the numbers and plan to share our August Surge Report on or around November 10th in honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 10 - 18 , sponsored by the National Coaltion for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness .

In November, we'll also review our Downtown Monthly Count stats in comparison with the Surge data to evaluate and identify trends.

Speaking of the Downtown Monthly Count, come join us on Tuesday, September 25th in Hemming Park. Sign up today ! You're just a click away from being part of the solution.
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 October 11th.

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

On October 4th, 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.
  • Opioid Education Programs
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Prevention Workshop
  • Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment Workshop

To schedule a workshop email Emma Slier or call 904.930.0730.

The Azalea Project is an initiative of the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.
Help is on the Way!
Holiday Assistance Program

Application location | 900 West Adams Street
The Towers Building – Hope Crossing

Application dates and times
o   October 1st - 12th (Monday - Friday) | 9 - 11:00 am, and 1 - 3 pm
o   October 6th and 13th (Saturday) | 9 - 11:30 am

Click here for more details.
The Best Way to Show We Care - Be There!
When | Every 4th Tuesday, 6 - 8 pm

Where | Hemming Park

On September 25th - we'll be conducting the Downtown Monthly Count and we'd love to see you there. RSVP here .
LifeBuilders Graduation

September 28th at 7:00 pm
24th Annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast

When October 3, 2018

Where Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
  • Doors open at 7 am, Program starts 7:30 am
  • Cost: $50.00 per person

Visit Hubbard House for more information  
On October 20th, please Join Presbyterian Social Ministries
Celebration Honoring Dave Tuttle, Founder & Executive Director
Where | Kaluby's Banquet Ballroom,
8221 Southside Boulevard, Ste 3

Doors open | 5 pm for cocktails
Program | 6 – 8:15 pm
Tickets | $50 with limited seating
Dress | After Five, Black Tie Optional
2018 Annual Florida Coalition for the Homeless Conference

E mbracing Change | Achieving Success
When | October 31st to November 2nd
Where| Renaissance Orlando Seaworld

Would you like to be a sponsor? If so, contact Lili High for more information.
Before there was a "Hamilton", there was "1776".

Family Promise Benefit at the Alhambra, November 4th.

Your contribution will support homeless families with children.

Family Promise makes it easy for you. To purchase a ticket, email Beth Mixson or call 904.537.3645, but don't delay - ticket sales end October 22nd!
Cardboard City under construction
Here's your chance to gain a better understanding of what it's like to be homeless. Have you experienced the Social Service Maze? If not, you should.

The Family Promise Cardboard City will be constructed on November 16-17th at Southside United Methodist Church (new location).

You can support Family Promise by collecting donations for spending the evening or spending the night. This is a great event for families, youth groups and anyone who wants to make a difference in the life of a child.

There are lots of ways to get more info. Learn more here, email Beth Mixson or call 904.537.3645.
And a Few Dates to Save
Catholic Charities Jacksonville

When | November 2nd | 6 to 9 pm
Where | Treaty Oak Park

Thanksgiving Banquet | November 21st

Christmas Lunch Banquet | December 21st
CHI Logo
Open House | November 15th | 5 to 7 pm

Homeless Memorial | November 21st | Time TBD
In 2018, we looked at our HMIS data by Race.
In 2016 and 2017, we found Blacks or African Americans represent more than 60% of the HMIS system population defined as homeless, but only represent 25% of the total population for Clay, Duval and Nassau counties as reported in the 2010 and 2016 (estimated) census data.
We evaluated our quantitative data and are preparing to conduct a comprehensive review of the qualitative data, which will include homeless service provider and stakeholder surveys, interviews, and focus groups.

Stay tuned - much more to come.
Don't Miss the General Membership Meeting October 11th!
225 East Duval Street,
First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
Northeast Florida CoC