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Working Her Way Back

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

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From the left: Abryll, Zariah, Rhonda and Autvious.

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 to the other families who lived alongside her each day. With her encouraging words and easy-going personality, Rhonda truly worked her way into the hearts of just about everyone she encountered.

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Family Promise of Greater Orlando

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 | Comments Off on 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.

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New Beginnings

Posted on Dec 5, 2016 | Comments Off on 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.

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FP benefits from new Whole Foods in Town

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

Family Promise of GWFreater 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 Foods!

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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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