Okaloosa Walton Homeless Continuum of Care Opportunity, Inc.

Rating: 4.92 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 203 Cloverdale Boulevard Fort Walton Beach FL 32547 USA

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.
Target demographics: Homeless and precariously housed families and individuals
Direct beneficiaries per year: 500 clients
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
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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 asking for help.I am proud to say this organization helped me with deposit on a home and water and i completed my G.E.D.I will tell you this though for Christmas she helped me make my children smile and that was a gift from God.I know have a job and work and still live in the home i was abe to get and I look back at my lowest time and know I was given an oppertunity by God to meet wonderful people. I saw how much these homeless and giving organizations mean to our community.Without these organizations some of us would never have the chance to rise to our potentials.I am where I am at with the help of the homeless and Oppertunity Inc. Thank You to all the wonderful people that work with these organizations to make our communities better.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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