Northeast Florida CoC | November 2018
Homelessness News:Thankful for YOU
Retiring Jacksonville nonprofit veteran built mission...

In 2002, nonprofit veteran Dave Tuttle was offered a dream job.His church, First Presbyterian in downtown Jacksonville, asked him to build a mission program. When he inquired about the criteria, there were none."Whatever you want ...," he said....

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HUD Continuum of Care Regional Conference

Several weeks ago, HUD sponsored a regional conference to share best practices, discuss policies and provide expert commentary on resources and initiatives.

It may seem contrary to say government agency and dynamic in the same sentence, but it was a well-produced and informative session. Kudos to the organizers!

Join us at our General Membership meeting on December 13th to learn more.
The Streets Don't Lie: 2018 August Surge

On August 28, Changing Homelessness joined forces with our partner agencies and conducted the community’s 2nd Annual August Surge with a primary focus on people who were living on the streets in the urban core and at the beaches.

On that day, nearly 100 volunteers interviewed and observed 315 people that identified as homeless.

The 2nd Surge provided a better understanding of the data as we compared the previous year’s count, the Point-In-Time counts and the Downtown Street counts.

The good first.

Since 2009 there are
  • 27% fewer people homeless
  • 81% fewer Veterans who are homeless
  • 57% fewer people who are chronically homeless

Now, here's where we should all be concerned.

From the 2017 to 2018 Point-In-Time Counts, the youth who are homeless increased by 65%.

From the 2017 to 2018 August Surge Reports, the youth who are homeless increased by 145%.

It's time to take our data-driven, evidenced-based solutions to address our youth population.

Stay tuned for more information on the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program.
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 December 13th.

You can learn more about CoC Membership here .
Thank you for stopping by!
On Thursday, November 15th we hosted our 2nd annual Open House.

We enjoyed opening our offices to the community, volunteers, friends, and family that give so much to our success all during the year.

Thank you for joining us and sharing a little apple cider and cool weather. If you missed it, here are a few highlights of the evening . See you next year!
We Know YOU know - Knowledge is Power
Upcoming member training…

On December 6th, 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!
Upcoming client training/workforce opportunities...
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!
And a Few Dates to Save

Christmas Lunch Banquet | December 20th
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Homeless Memorial Service

When: Friday, December 21st,
9:30 to 11 am

Where: City Rescue Mission Chapel

Your invite will be arriving in your inbox early next week.
Don't Miss the General Membership Meeting December 13th!
225 East Duval Street,
First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
Northeast Florida CoC