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Why Help?

In 2017, we counted over 750 homeless individuals in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. While this number is staggering, it's a breath of fresh air compared to the 1,015 homeless individuals we counted just two years prior. This epidemic in our area is diminishing thanks to the help of our generous donors. Just last year we were able to help more than 4,000 homeless and at-risk individuals. 

Opening Doors is in need of a new building for office space, supplies and more so that we can better serve our community in ending homelessness. Please consider donating to our Building Campaign.

Our philosophy is to give hand ups, not hand outs. We want to permanently change the lives of those that are living, or close to living, without a home. Our programs are helping end the chronic homelessness epidemic that is happening in our own neighborhoods.

If you're tired of seeing people asking for money on the streets or living in unsafe conditions, it's time to get involved. 

Donation Tiers

BUS FARE

Help someone on the verge of homelessness get to work, the doctor or the store. Your donation will provide six bus tickets.

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

By helping someone get a copy of their birth certificate, you'll ensure they have the paperwork needed to register for assistance programs, sign up for utilities, and more.

FLORIDA STATE ID

A Florida ID card proves age, and identity and is required for many everyday activities, including staying at a shelter. An ID card is critical to achieve the next step of independence.

CASE MANAGEMENT

Provides four months of continued support for those at risk or newly housed to break the cycle of chronic homelessness.

1 WEEK MOTEL VOUCHER

Provides a week of temporary housing in a motel for families and individuals in housing crisis.

EVICTION PREVENTION

Provides immediate support to prevent an individual or family from becoming homeless. Covers past due rent and utility support.

RAPID REHOUSING

Pays for rent, deposit and utility connections.

I-CARE PROGRAM

House a street homeless person with intensive case management services. In two years this program has housed 28 chronically homeless men and women with a 82% success rate.