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Phone: 850-409-3070
203 Cloverdale Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach
Florida 32547
USA
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Target demographics: Homeless and precariously housed families and individuals

Direct beneficiaries per year: 500 clients

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Organize field trips, art and cooking projects for children; serve as a money mentor for couples struggling with a budget; sort through clothing donations and serve as a "dress coach" for persons needing interview clothes; answer phones and help with data entry.

Geographic areas served: Okaloosa and Walton Counties, Florida

Programs: Opportunity Place: shelter for women and families
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program: employment program for female veterans and veterans with families
Satellite Offices: Outreach and case management to rural areas
Lead Agency of Continuum of Care - forge partnerships, mutual support, service coordination among community stakeholders
Homeless Management Information System: web-based computer database system for collecting data, facilitating case management for 2-county region

Mission:
Our organization is pivotal in assisting homeless persons in becoming both sheltered and self-sufficient.
Results:
We house over 250 family members per year at Opportunity Place, providing up to 90 days of food, shelter and programs designed to enable self-sufficiency. Almost 87% transition to permanent housing and employment. We helped an additional 500 families using federal stimulus dollars to keep near-homeless families housed and homeless families rehoused. Our employment program serves 50 veterans and their families each year, with an 80% success rate in gaining occupational skills,employment, and housing. Each case manager provides resources to 100 clients per year.

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12/01/11
Opportunity Inc. is dedicated to serving those in need in our area. Those in the community feel comfortable referring anyone to the organization for a variety of needs and they work hard to ensure the needs are met. They work closely with all the other agencies and churches in the community to ... more »
12/01/11
I am very thankful for this organization, where we can donate to help People who are down on their luck..I know how hard they work to give these people a hand-up to get on their feet...Anyone of us could be in the same place , I have visit this organization and found how hard they work& how pleasant... more »
12/01/11
in 2010 i was a young single mother at my wits end.I applied for assistance and was working really hard to get it.I was about to be homeless when one day at Jobs Plus i met with a lady named dianne from this organization.From that day on i had hope.I knew i was not alone,I no longer felt ashamed for... more »
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