The Winner of the Security 101 - Orlando 2017 Gift of Security is the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida!
The Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida won the 2017 Gift of Security by taking 47% of the vote and over 6,000 votes. Every year, the Coalition provides a temporary “home” for about 2,700 homeless individuals, including more than 700 children. For most, homelessness is unexpected, and happening for the first time in their lives. Individuals and families arrive at our doors with little or nothing, needing a safe place to lay their heads and keep their children safe and healthy. But they receive much more than shelter. We offer them new hope for the future with opportunities for education, job skills, medical care, budgeting, legal assistance, mental health treatment, specialized services for victims, and innumerable resources to meet special needs.
Last year, more than 1,000 residents at the Coalition were victims of crime, predominantly domestic violence. We also housed and assisted 240 veterans. Our children receive tutoring, prekindergarten and educational childcare, along with enrichment activities that enabled them to experience “just being kids again.”