The Florida State Office on Homelessness, through the Department of Children and Families (DCF), has made funds available under the Unified Homelessness Grant Program (Florida). Within this contract, applicants are given the opportunity to apply for Challenge Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). CoC FL-511, Opening Doors Northwest Florida has been awarded $414,000 under the State Unified Homelessness Grant. Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), Opening Doors NWFL seeks applications from qualified non-profit organizations to provide services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness in the Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties in the State of Florida.

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Opening Doors Northwest Florida has served in our community for over 30 years.

Homelessness can affect anyone: people with jobs, people with kids, people with a college education, people who have served our country, the person behind you in the grocery store checkout, the person sitting next to you at church.

It is our goal to raise awareness in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties about the true nature of homelessness, establish a better way to fund programs that truly help the homeless and guide public giving toward coordinated resources.

With generous support from the community, Opening Doors Northwest Florida is ensuring families and individuals meet their most basic needs. By partnering with people like you, we are helping to break the cycle of homelessness.

John Johnson, Executive Director

New Homeless Reduction Task Force

Will make Positive Impact on Community

A community partnership in Northwest Florida is being formed to better streamline services to homeless individuals and families with the ultimate goal of offering essential resources in helping them achieve a life God intended for all citizens in our two-county area. The Homeless Reduction Task Force of NWF will increase public safety and strengthen the Northwest Florida community by reducing the number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. This Task Force will be co-chaired by John Johnson Executive Director of Opening Doors NWFL, the Lead Agency for Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties Local Continuum of Care and Connie Bookman the Founder & CEO of Pathways For Change. 

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