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HOMELESSNESS LINKS

Homelessness

Southernmost Homeless Assistance League, Inc. (SHAL) -

National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) - National advocacy network of homeless persons, activists, service providers, and others committed to ending homelessness.

Florida Coalition for the Homeless (FCH) - Offers support to the homeless, and works with local coalitions, service providers, and other interested individuals and groups.

National Alliance to End Homelessness - The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to mobilize the nonprofit, public and private sectors of society in an alliance to end homelessness.

National Policy and Advocacy Coalition for the Homeless (NPACH)

Government

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - If you are homeless yourself and need help or if you want to learn more about homelessness and how you can help, we have information for you.

Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) - The Department of Children & Families is committed to working in partnership with local communities to ensure safety, well-being and self-sufficiency for the people we serve.

Florida Office on Homelessness - The Office on Homelessness was established  to serve as a central point of contact within state government on the issue of homelessness. The Office's primary duty is to coordinate the services of the various state agencies and programs to serve those persons or families who have become homeless, or are facing becoming homeless.

Florida Council on Homelessness - The Council on Homelessness was created to develop policies and recommendations to reduce homelessness in Florida. The Council consists of fifteen members, representing seven state agency heads or their designees, four members appointed by the Governor, and four members representing statewide organizations and homeless advocacy groups.

Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) - Composed of several different departments and agencies, The Interagency Council on Homelessness is responsible for providing Federal leadership for activities to assist homeless families and individuals and to help end chronic homelessness.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - VA offers a wide array of special programs and initiatives specifically designed to help homeless veterans live as self-sufficiently and independently as possible.

Housing

The Community Connections Clearinghouse (ComCon) - The information Center for the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Center serves CPD, its clients and customers and all those with a common interest in safe, decent, affordable housing, and those interested in creating community and economic development opportunities at the local level.

National Housing Law Project - It's goal is to advance housing justice for the poor by increasing and preserving the supply of decent affordable housing. Good information source for Public Housing, Section 8 and other housing resources.

Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) separate and distinct from the National Institutes of Health or any other agency within the HHS, was created to focus attention, programs, and funding on improving the lives of people with or at risk for mental and substance abuse disorders. Administers two targeted homeless grant programs: Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Grants to enable communities to expand and strengthen their treatment services for homeless individuals with substance abuse disorders, mental illness, or with co-occurring substance abuse disorders and mental illness.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) - Membership organization of health care providers working to help bring about reform of the health care system to best serve the needs of people who are homeless.

 

 

The information provided using this web site is only intended to be general summary information to the public. It is not intended to take the place of either the written law or regulations. Please refer to appropriate agencies or organizations for more complete information.

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


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