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The Welcome Home Project: Central Florida

as told by: Central Florida Commission on Homelessness

Marker blueOrlando, FL

The Welcome Home Project: Central Florida

as told by: Central Florida Commission on Homelessness

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$4,080 RAISED OF $322,500

with 109 days left

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$4,080 RAISED OF $322,500

with 109 days left

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Brice Gramm

Orlando, Florida

$2,500 will move 1 HOMEWORTHY Central Floridian into a home, empowering them to begin again. Join me

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The goal is to find and furnish homes for 129 HOMEWORTHY neighbors in need. 129 members of our community are currently living on the streets of Central Florida. They are experiencing chronic homelessness , have case management, wrap-around services, funding for housing, but no home to call their own. And we believe all of these neighbors are HOMEWORTHY. The intent of the Welcome Home Project is to find safe and suitable housing for each of these neighbors. Once they are matched with housing, your contribution will ensure that every house becomes a home! With every $2,500 raised, a HOMEWORTHY neighbor will receive the necessities for moving into their home. These include furniture, utilities and other items to turn a house into a home. Join us in being the change here in the Central Florida Community!

IMPACT GOAL #1

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$12,500: House 5 HOMEWORTHY Central Floridians

IMPACT GOAL #2

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$25,000: House 10 HOMEWORTHY Central Floridians

IMPACT GOAL #3

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$50,000: House 20 HOMEWORTHY Central Floridians

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People you impact
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This just got personal. Meet some of the people who will directly benefit from the proceeds of the campaign.

Aura

Aura

Homeworthy Central Floridian

Aura

Homeworthy Central Floridian

“The hardest thing for me was to be on the streets alone and with nothing and worrying about what would happen to me.”

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Antonio

Homeworthy Central Floridian

Antonio

Homeworthy Central Floridian

“I felt like I was a burden to people so I didn’t ask anyone for nothing.”

Terry

Terry

Homeworthy Central Floridian

Terry

Homeworthy Central Floridian

“There’s an attitude that people have towards the homeless, that they’re subhuman and that’s really depressing.”

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Andrew

Homeworthy Central Floridian

Andrew

Homeworthy Central Floridian

“I’ve been ripped off so many times I can’t even count. They would take my clothes and blankets, which are very vital for a homeless person.”

Forrest

Forrest

Homeworthy Central Floridian

Forrest

Homeworthy Central Floridian

“I got attacked by a guy who cut me with a knife one night, then I’ve been robbed at gunpoint at a bus stop, it’s scary.”

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Christopher

Homeworthy Central Floridian

Christopher

Homeworthy Central Floridian

“A permanent home is a roof over our head for the rest of our lives… a sanctuary… a place to lay my head.”

Lenord

Leonard

Homeworthy Central Floridian

Leonard

Homeworthy Central Floridian

“Sometimes it seems like people don’t want to help you because you are homeless… a lot of people kind of shun you for that.”

Supporting characters

People Doing the Work
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The people on the front lines working for what they believe in.

Buddy

Buddy Dyer

Mayor of Orlando

Buddy Dyer

Mayor of Orlando

Freddy clayton

Freddy Clayton

President/ CEO, Orlando Rescue Mission

Freddy Clayton

President/ CEO, Orlando Rescue Mission

“The Welcome Home initiative gives us the chance to pool a broad range of community talents and properties to find appropriate housing now. We cannot and will not fail – too many of our neighbors are counting on us.”

Rev. mary downey

Rev. Mary Downey

Executive Director at Community Hope Center, Inc

Rev. Mary Downey

Executive Director at Community Hope Center, Inc

“This initiative brings hope, awareness, healing, and housing to those in the most need.”

Eric gray

Eric Gray

Executive Director, United Against Poverty

Eric Gray

Executive Director, United Against Poverty

“Leadership is by example, or not at all.  The effort to get people housed NOW will have lasting impact on all Orlando housing effort in the future.”

Dewey wooden

Dewey Wooden

Director of Behavioral Health, Healthcare Center for the Homeless

Dewey Wooden

Director of Behavioral Health, Healthcare Center for the Homeless

“Housing is Healthcare. Let’s help all our neighbors to become healthy, housed, and whole again.”

Joel mcnair

Joel McNair

Executive Director of FL Operations, Pathway Homes

Joel McNair

Executive Director of FL Operations, Pathway Homes

“We are working to create miracles in the lives of these vulnerable citizens. Housing should be a right in our great country, not a privilege.”

Commissioner john horan

Commissioner John Horan

Seminole County Commissioner

Commissioner John Horan

Seminole County Commissioner

Commissioner peggy choudhry

Commissioner Peggy Choudhry

Osceola County Commissioner

Commissioner Peggy Choudhry

Osceola County Commissioner

Martha are

Martha Are

Executive Director, Homeless Services Network of Central Florida

Martha Are

Executive Director, Homeless Services Network of Central Florida

Mayor jeff triplett

Mayor Jeff Triplett

Mayor of Sanford

Mayor Jeff Triplett

Mayor of Sanford

Mayor jose alvarez

Mayor Jose Alvarez

Mayor of Kissimmee

Mayor Jose Alvarez

Mayor of Kissimmee

Jo newell

Jo Newell

Operations Manager, CFCH

Jo Newell

Operations Manager, CFCH

“Every individual is homeworthy and our community holds the key to giving them a home.”

Katherine latimer

Katherine Latimer

Program Coordinator, CFCH

Katherine Latimer

Program Coordinator, CFCH

“You only need one letter to change hope to home.”

Mike cochran

Mike Cochran

Operations Director, Ability Housing

Mike Cochran

Operations Director, Ability Housing

“Homelessness is not an individual characteristic. It is a just a situation that can be fixed by a home.”

Rachel totaram

Rachel Totaram

Data & Research Analyst, CFCH

Rachel Totaram

Data & Research Analyst, CFCH

"A home is a sanctuary, and everyone deserves a safe place to lay their head at night."

Rebecca jean louis

Becca Jean-Louis

Intern, CFCH

Becca Jean-Louis

Intern, CFCH

“There was at time that I was homeless, but I was never hopeless.”

Sandi vidal

Sandi Vidal

VP of Community Strategies & Initiatives, Central Florida Foundation

Sandi Vidal

VP of Community Strategies & Initiatives, Central Florida Foundation

“I believe that helping the homeless to become stably housed both compassionate and economically sound.”

Shantel graves

Shantel Graves

Director of Case Management, Pathway Homes, Inc. Florida

Shantel Graves

Director of Case Management, Pathway Homes, Inc. Florida

“Everyone deserves a place to call home.”

Mayor teresa jacobs

Mayor Teresa Jacobs

Mayor of Orange County

Mayor Teresa Jacobs

Mayor of Orange County

Dr. joel hunter

Dr. Joel Hunter

Founder/Chairman, Community Resource Network

Dr. Joel Hunter

Founder/Chairman, Community Resource Network

Shelley lauten

Shelley Lauten

CEO, Central Florida Commission on Homelessness

Shelley Lauten

CEO, Central Florida Commission on Homelessness

“Our community can do this! Let’s work together to find homes for 129 homeworthy neighbors.”

Tracy walters

Tracy Walters

Housing Specialist, at Pathway Homes, Inc. Florida

Tracy Walters

Housing Specialist, at Pathway Homes, Inc. Florida

“Housing is a human right!!!!!”

Carol platt

Carol Platt

Broker Associate, Designated REALTOR

Carol Platt

Broker Associate, Designated REALTOR

"Security, protection and prosperity begins when we Welcome our neighbors Home!"

David swanson

Dr. David Swanson

Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Orlando

Dr. David Swanson

Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Orlando

"We have a moral responsibility to care for those who cannot care for themselves, and The Welcome Home Project helps us do that."

Edgar robinson

Edgar Robinson

Policy & Communications Manager, CFCH

Edgar Robinson

Policy & Communications Manager, CFCH

“It is up to us as a community to bring each of these 129 homeworthy individuals home.”

Tia aery

Tia Aery

Executive Director, Family Promise of Greater Orlando

Tia Aery

Executive Director, Family Promise of Greater Orlando

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” - Maya Angelou | Family Promise of Greater Orlando believes everyone in our community should have a home and we support the Welcome Home Project as a means to that end.”

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Spencer Pfleiderer

President & CEO, Central Care Mission

Spencer Pfleiderer

President & CEO, Central Care Mission

"If we want to save the lives of the chronically homeless, nothing is more important than stable housing. This not only saves their lives, it gives them an opportunity to change their lives. Life upon life."

Brian postlewait

Brian Postlewait

Deputy Director for Continuum of Care, Homeless Services Network of Central Florida, Inc.

Brian Postlewait

Deputy Director for Continuum of Care, Homeless Services Network of Central Florida, Inc.

"Nobody dreams of being homeless."

Pastor john murphy

Dr. John Murphy

President, Harvest Time International

Dr. John Murphy

President, Harvest Time International

“if those who gain much, share with those who gather little, there will be no lack”

Dawn haynes

Dawn Haynes

CEO, Community Resource Network

Dawn Haynes

CEO, Community Resource Network

The Welcome Home initiative provides an opportunity for the collective Central Florida community to show how we can collaborate to support and serve our most vulnerable neighbors.

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