Working Together to Reduce Homelessness
Aligning resources to better serve our unsheltered
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Escambia and Santa Rosa County have seen a significant increase in the number of unsheltered people in our community over the last several years. A community partnership in Northwest Florida was formed to better streamline services and keep the greater Pensacola community at the forefront of responding to this crisis. The Task Force will increase public safety and strengthen our community by helping align resources so that partners can better provide housing and shelter beds, behavioral services, legal services, food resources, and employment/workforce connectivity.
By partnering with nonprofits and our faith-based community to work across silos, the Task Force aims to find creative and innovative ways to guide our homeless youth, families, seniors and veterans into housing and care.
People experiencing homelessness
Emergency Shelter Beds
Permanent Supportive Housing
Average Rent for 3-Bedroom House
We form collaborative partnerships in order to implement systemic changes
Homelessness knows no boundaries. Our Task Force is dedicated to developing comprehensive responses in order to align and leverage current resources in public safety, health and human services, housing, transportation, code enforcement, legal services, and even parks and recreation to help those who are experiencing homelessness. Our members must innovate and communicate to overcome complex problems such as rapidly providing safe housing, caring for beloved pets, navigating our legal system, protecting personal and governmental property and providing access to critical health and behavioral health care services.
Admin Jan, 12, 2024
Join the C1 Annual Human Trafficking Regional Summit on January 18, 2024 at the UWF Conference Center. Time: 5:PM to 8PM What Is It? Experts,…
Admin Jan, 11, 2024
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Admin Jan, 08, 2024
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Admin Jan, 05, 2024
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Admin Dec, 07, 2023
The next Opioid Abatement Board meeting is Monday, January 8th at 10am in the Board of County Commissioners Board Room downtown. Refer to the attached Exhibit…
Calling all Community Partners!!!! Register by close of business on January 12th, 2024 for our annual You-Count Homeless Connect day. This community event is a…