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
As a social worker in the community, Opportunity Inc. has been a resource for homeless families and those individiduals and families at risk of being homeless. Opportunity Inc. goes above and beyond to help needy families in the community as well as other non-profits.