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Review for Okaloosa Walton Homeless Continuum of Care Opportunity, Inc., Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Opportunity, Inc. provides information on homeless activities in Okaloosa and Walton counties, disseminates grant invitations to its provider members available only through the Continuum, provides the public and members with listing of service and resource material for the homeless and other in need. It is heavily involved in helping the homeless veterans and participates in the veterans standdown offering medical services including wound care and flu shots. We maintain a comprehensive web site for the benefit of the provider members, donor members and the public.

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

My hands on weekly experience with the shelter Dinner Donor Program and actual personal meal preparation once a month keeps me, as Vice Chair of the organization, constantly aware of its successful operation. As Vice Chair I am also intimately involved at the board level and look to developing a broad based community financial support to allow us to grow and keep pace with the ever changing problem of homelessness.

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

Change the name to more accurately portray, in the public's mind, the function of the organization.

Role:  Board Member & Coordinate the monthly dinner donors who provide 30 meals each night for our women's and children's shelter. The shelter, Opportunity Place has an 85%+ record of getting residents stablized, counseled, trained, job placement and return to financial indep.