Opening Doors Northwest Florida

Serving the Homeless
of Florida's Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties


Opening Doors’ Northwest Florida  application process for Homeless Prevention Assistance for Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties has changed.

Starting Monday, January 8, 2024, Escambia and Santa Rosa County residents seeking assistance with past due rent, mortgage, and/or utility payments may apply for assistance directly with Catholic Charities Northwest Florida by calling (850) 436-6425.

Catholic Charities will be accepting appointments on each Monday beginning at 9 am until all appointments for the week have been scheduled. The number of appointment slots are limited.

The amount of assistance will be based on the available budget and service need. Financial assistance will be paid directly to the lender, property owner, landlord and/or utility company. Please be aware that funding is limited, and provision of assistance is not guaranteed or promised.

Opening Doors NWFL Homeless Resource Center will continue to provide assessments for people experiencing a homeless crisis.  Please call us to talk to one of our intake specialists for an appointment. Our number is (850) 439-3009.

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.

Homeless Reduction Task Force PSA 03/04/2021
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Public Notice of Data Collection

FL511: Continuum of Care

Program Management Information System of the Southeast (PromisSE) dba:
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

Opening Doors Northwest Florida, Inc. is an HMIS Participating Agency in FL-511. We collect personal information directly from you for reasons that are discussed in our privacy statement. We may be required to collect some personal information by law or by organizations that give us money to operate this program. Other personal information that we collect is important to run our programs, to improve services for homeless and at-risk persons, and to better understand the needs of homeless and at-risk persons. We only collect information that we consider to be appropriate.

The collection and use of all personal information is guided by strict standards of confidentiality. A copy of our Privacy Notice describing our privacy practice is available to all clients upon request.