We EducateTo help educate the community, we tell the stories of our neighbors experiencing homelessness through text and video. Learn more about their experiences by reading stories and watching videos about them below.
Stories of our Neighbors – Text
Through text, we tell the powerful stories of our neighbors. Learn more about them by reading their stories below.
"I’m normal again." Cheryl was living on the streets and staying in an abandoned building in Kissimmee. She was addicted to drugs, and her health was fading. She has cirrhosis of the liver, and after going to the doctor for treatment, she learned that she also has...read more
Antonio takes pride in working. He had two jobs; one as a clerk at 7-Eleven and another as a mover with North American Van Lines. He could take care of himself and didn’t have to ask anyone for help. That all changed after a life-altering car accident. Antonio injured...read more
Stories of our Neighbors – Video
Video is one of the most effective mediums we have to tell stories. Watch the impactful stories of our neighbors below.
COPE, or the Cost of Poverty Experience, is designed to help participants begin to understand what it is like to live as a typical low-income family in the United States. It is based on real stories and created alongside those who have lived with these daily struggles. We invite you to watch this short video that will provide more insight about COPE.
Look for us on television, radio shows and in the papers. We are actively engaged in our local community.
Central Florida Spotlight sits down with Shelley Lauten...read more
An annual count of Central Florida’s homeless...read more
On April 10th, the Central Florida Commission on...read more
Non profits fighting homelessness in Central...read more