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

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my role as homeless liaison for walton county.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

homeless shelter in walton county - funding needed for that.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

It started a revolution in okaloosa and walton county florida on the problem of finding solutions for the problems faced by the homeless and at risk.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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