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A Story of Perseverance

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in home, News | Comments Off on A Story of Perseverance

She is definitely has a story to tell. She had been in another shelter program for nearly seven months when we met her. She came in for a visit and was unmotivated to even try to work to change her situation.  We gave her the option of staying with us and allowing us to guide, motivate and inspire her, or closing the case. We informed her that in order for us to stay involved she needed to get involved with her life. We asked her what was something she wanted to do; what was something she was naturally good at? She said babysitting. We...

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Orlando’s lack of affordable rentals near top in U.S.

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Orlando’s lack of affordable rentals near top in U.S.

Orlando’s lack of affordable rentals near top in U.S.

Faced with one of the most severe affordable-housing shortages in the nation, state and local governments are trying to address the issue with at least a half dozen projects. Metro Orlando, which includes Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties, ranked third nationally for its lack of housing for extremely low-income residents, a new study shows. Few places in the country have enough rentals for income-challenged residents but Orlando’s shortage is twice as severe as the nation’s, according to the National Low Income Housing...

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Mardi Gras Party to Benefit Family Promise

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Mardi Gras Party to Benefit Family Promise

Mardi Gras Party to Benefit Family Promise

Mardi Gras Party at St. Richard’s to benefit Family Promise! Saturday Feb 25th from 6 – 9 p.m. at St. Richard’s, 5151 Lake Howell Road in Winter Park. The party will feature 60’s and 70″s Rock n Roll music by the Clayton Band; a Costume Contest; a Cajun Dinner; Hurricanes, Wine and Beer for Purchase; and Baskets for Raffle (Tickets $1 each). Tickets are only $25 each, or $200 for a table of 8 (for individuals who purchase a table, we encourage them to decorate it- there will be a prize for the best table...

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Working Her Way Back

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Working Her Way Back

Rhonda’s Fight To Get Back Home After losing her home and spending several weeks “couch surfing” with friends and family members, Rhonda and her three teenage children found themselves at Family Promise seeking assistance and guidance. In her mind, she had hit her lowest point. Rhonda – a bright, hard-working, and solid-as-a-rock mother of three quickly adapted while residing within the FPGO congregations. She became a source of comfort, reassurance, and support not only to her own children during her time in the program, but also...

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Family Promise of Greater Orlando

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in home | Comments Off on Family Promise of Greater Orlando

Family Promise of Greater Orlando

What is Family Promise of Greater Orlando? Surrounding families with a community of support and dignity, the mission of Family Promise of Greater Orlando is to provide shelter and supportive services to assist homeless families in achieving sustainable housing as quickly as possible. Family Promise utilizes a “housing first” approach to helping families overcome the crisis of homelessness and regain housing stability so that the experience of homelessness for families in Central Florida is rare and brief. Family Promise’s...

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New Beginnings

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in News | Comments Off on New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Bipolar…angry….difficult…mother of four children…homeless…desperate. These are just a few of the adjectives that described Kimberly when Family Promise received her as a client. Other agencies in town looked at her and thought “hopeless”. No one was sure how to help her. She was helpless…or so they said. Feeling Hopeless Kimberly came to us downtrodden and full of venom and anger. She felt angry at a society who refused to help her out of a situation she felt she could not get out of on her own. In fact, she was her worst...

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FP benefits from new Whole Foods in Town

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in News | Comments Off on FP benefits from new Whole Foods in Town

Family Promise of Greater Orlando partnered with Whole Foods as they opened a brand new store in November. Located at 1030 N. Orlando Ave in Winter Park, the beautiful new Whole Foods opened on Wednesday, November 9th. As part of their celebrations, Family Promise of Greater Orlando will receive one percent of the proceeds on Thursday, November 10th. Browse, shop and purchase all while benefitting homeless families in Central Florida. Thank you Whole...

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Grand Opening!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Events, News | Comments Off on Grand Opening!

FAMILY PROMISE OF GREATER ORLANDO GRAND OPENING! FAMILY PROMISE HAS MOVED OFFICES JOIN US FOR OUR GRAND OPENING   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 Guests attending the grand opening will enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and beverages as well as hear a brief testament from one of the clients...

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Region Makes Great Strides for Homeless

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

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...

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Use Homeless Approach for Problem Solving: Where We Stand

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

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. Instructive, because the fruitful efforts...

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