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Family Promise of Greater Orlando

Posted on May 6, 2015 | Comments Off on Family Promise of Greater Orlando

What is Family Promise of Greater Orlando?
Family Promise of Greater Orlando (FPGO) is a nonprofit, interfaith hospitality network providing temporary assistance, hospitality, and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness. Family Promise provides these services through the participation of local congregations, dedicated staff, and hundreds of volunteers.

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Grand Opening!

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 | Comments Off on Grand Opening!

FAMILY PROMISE OF GREATER ORLANDO GRAND OPENING!

FAMILY PROMISE HAS MOVED OFFICES

JOIN US FOR OUR GRAND OPENING

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WHEN:      Thursday, June 16th     from 5 pm – 7pm

WHERE:    1000 Clay Street, Winter Park, FL. 32789

WHY:         We moved to a new office/day center!

 

Enjoy a casual reception with light hors d’oeuvres.

RSVP: canderson@familypromiseorlando.org or

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Region Makes Great Strides for Homeless

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 | Comments Off on Region Makes Great Strides for Homeless

It was amazing to see the report recently showing that homelessness has been reduced in Central Florida by almost 25 percent during the past year. I first visited Central Florida in 2013 in my role as the head of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

I was here to challenge and inspire this community to be part of the national movement to end homelessness. While progress had been occurring in many parts of the country, there was little notable progress in this community. In fact, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the USICH were releasing, concurrent with my visit, a report that ranked Central Florida No. 1 on chronic homelessness in the United States for like-sized cities, and in the top four in every category of homelessness we measured.

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Use Homeless Approach for Problem Solving: Where We Stand

Posted on May 19, 2016 | Comments Off on Use Homeless Approach for Problem Solving: Where We Stand

Central Florida’s remarkable progress in reducing homelessness is both gratifying and instructive.

Gratifying, because it demonstrates that good leadership and community buy-in can make headway against even the most stubborn problems. The number of homeless men, women and children in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties, according to an annual census, has plunged more than 60 percent since 2013 — a year when metro Orlando ranked worst among the nation’s midsize cities for homelessness.

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Rx Awareness Week

Posted on May 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Rx Awareness Week

May 16-22, 2016

Highlights

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Family Promise Wins Rapid Rehousing Grant

Posted on Mar 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Family Promise Wins Rapid Rehousing Grant

Family Promise was one of the two agencies selected to participate in a Rapid Rehousing collaborative project funded by Orange County and administered by the Homeless Services Network. Housing First is a homeless assistance model centered around quickly placing homeless individuals and families in permanent housing and connecting them to services they need to maintain stability and live as independently as possible. The underlying principle is that…

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A Story of Redemption

Posted on Mar 18, 2016 | Comments Off on A Story of Redemption

A special interview with our client, Genesis, and her path to independent living.

 Can you tell us your background?

Growing up I didn’t really get along with my mom. Our relationship wasn’t great and I did not get much guidance.  My mom kicked me out at 18 years old and I lived with roommates. I found myself being taken advantage of with whomever I was living. I was working a minimum wage job, babysitting kids who aren’t mine, buying food for everyone to eat and cleaning up after people. It never worked out. I finally realized I was better off doing it on my own.

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