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ty Sheriff

The 2012 “Stamp Out Hunger” Letter Carriers Food Drive was a “beyond belief” resounding success!

Thanks and Congratulations to Niels Hubbell

Feeding South Florida


Visit Mr. Laney's blog:
Homeless isn't Hopeless

Book Review: Cast Out: Vagrancy and Homelessness in Global And Historical Persepective by A.L. Beier
and Paul Ocbock (ed.)

A Report on Hate Crimes and Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness ~ 2008









Aerial view of the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter

Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter (KOTS)

The FKOC KOTS Facility is provided to offer showers and Temporary Overnight Shelter.

Gates open at 6:00pm daily. All guests are discharged at 7:30am daily. Referrals and information are available for community based programs.

** Drugs and alcohol are not allowed on the property.

* This facility is fully funded by the City of Key West.


April 2011

Representatives from the Monroe County Health Department receive an appreciation award from the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition (FKOC) for their work in the homeless community on April 27 at the Tennessee Williams Performing Arts Center in Key West.

From left: Jean Barber, registered nurse with the Monroe CHD; Nancy Banks, director of the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter; Cheryl Radcliffe, registered nurse with the Monroe CHD; Clayton Lopez, Key West city commisioner and specialist with Monroe CHD's HIV/AIDS prevention program; FKOC Board Chairman Samuel J. Kaufman; and the Rev. Stephen E. Braddock, FKOC President and CEO.

Monroe County Health Department Provides Hepatitis Shots, Flu Shots, and HIV Testing for Homeless

(Photo Couretsy of FKOC)

(L-R) Jean Barber, RN., MCHD Hepatitis Prevention Program; Nancy Banks, KOTS Program Manager; Peggy Ward Grant, MCHD HIV Prevention; Cheryl Radcliffe, RN., MCHD Hepatitis Prevention Program.

(Photo by Mike Hentz. Courtesy of Key West Citizen)

Shelter Needed by both Residents
and Employers

-Key West Citizen, May 16, 2008

This past Saturday morning, a homeless man named Harry walked out of the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter on Stock Island and caught the first bus to the airport, where he boarded a northbound flight and left Key West.

I know several people who would say, "Good riddance!"

But there's a few things those folks should know about Harry. This 44-year-old ex-Marine now has a job, and he was flown to Minnesota for a week of training and orientation before returning to the Keys to go to work maintaining and repairing commercial dishwashing machines.

In Harry, this community already has a congenial, law-abiding citizen, and now it will also have a self-sustaining, tax-paying, year-round consumer.

While looking for work, Harry stayed at the Key West shelter for the homeless, known as KOTS. He had a safe, clean place to sleep, and he was able to shower daily and keep himself presentable for job interviews.

Harry's story is not an isolated case. On any given day, more than 60 percent of the homeless people staying at KOTS will have worked. They are part of America's ever-growing number of working poor, who cannot find an affordable place to live.

Anyone who has recently been to Radio Shack, Borders, Dion's Chicken, the Waterfront Market or Lower Keys Medical Center quite possibly came in contact with an employee who stays at KOTS.

Restaurants that employ people who stay, or have stayed, at KOTS are too numerous to list, as are the landscapers and building contractors.

All of the aforementioned businesses, and many others, need the people who stay at KOTS for jobs that are often difficult to fill. The homeless people who stay at KOTS need those jobs to provide them with the basic necessities of everyday life. Both the business and the homeless people they employ need KOTS. Key West needs KOTS.

William Laney, Key West


  “FKOC’s professional, caring, and cost effective assistance allowed the City to effectively manage the homeless population problems and return many individuals back to productivity.”
John Jones,
Key West Assistant City Manager

Number of Visitors

since May 2009


See the positive results by
clicking here...and thanks
to all who participated


Watch as Volunteers share their inspiring stories on Good Morning Florida Keys with Jenna Stauffer




FKOC's 21st Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
See pictures here


See a video of this
remarkable show

Homeless Memorial Day
December 21, 2011


FKOC's 20th Anniversary and Awards

FKOC sunset


Advocacy Groups

Faces of Homelessness

From the project, The Faces of Homelessness eCourse,an initiative of the National Coalition for the Homeless, with support from the Southernmost Homeless Assistance League of the Florida Keys, and produced by volunteers from AmeriCorps VISTA.
Our Veterans
Just down on my luck
Domestic Violence

True Homeless Stories/
The Homeless Story Source/Stories,Poems,
Artwork by REAL
Homeless People

and see the video
Not Like Him

Beacon of Hope

March 2011

Loaves and Fish Multiplies


FKOC Welcome
FKOC Welcome

National Alliance to End Homeless thanks to the support of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Keys: Ending Family Homelessness Video
Thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Addiction Project

Home at Last
Home at Last






The FKOC, a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, supports its programs
through local, state and federal grants, foundations, and corporate and private donations.

A copy of the official registration# CH457 and financial information may be obtained from the
Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free (800-435-7352) within the state.
Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.


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