Lee County Homeless Coalition Awards $30,000 to Nonprofit Member Agencies Serving in the Community

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Lee County Homeless Coalition Awards $30,000 to Nonprofit Member Agencies Serving in the Community

Contact: Janet Bartos, Executive Director, (239) 322-6600 or [email protected]

FORT MYERS, FL (April 26, 2021) – The Lee County Homeless Coalition (LCHC) is proud to announce awards to member agencies for a total of $30,000.

Lee County Homeless Coalition is an advocacy and education group made up of community and faith-based service providers, local businesses, people who are currently experiencing or have previously experienced homelessness, and other advocates committed to ending homelessness. The Coalition works with members to identify potential gaps within our local Continuum of Care. This grant opportunity was made available only to members of the Lee County Homeless Coalition.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, our procedure changed from the previous process of making funds available through a community grant.  In its place, the Coalition distributed a simple survey inquiring about agency needs.

Thousands in our area have been negatively impacted due to COVID-19, our member agencies increased their services with the increase in needs. The LCHC is pleased to offer this funding to our members and assist those who needed help. The following member agencies received grant funding:

Affordable Homeownership Foundation$2000Beacon of Hope, Pine Island$2000
Better Together$2000Cape Coral Caring Center, Inc.$1500
Community Assisted and Supported Living, Inc.$1000Community Cooperative, Inc.$1000
Eternal Homes & We Care Outreach$2500Goodwill Industries of SWFL, Inc.$2000
Island Coast Helping Hands$500Midwest Food Bank Florida$3500
Premier Mobile Health Services$1000St. Martin de Pores Outreach$2000
St. Matthew’ House$1000St. Vincent de Paul CARES$1000
The Salvation Army Ft. Myers Area Command$7000

About the Lee County Homeless Coalition

The mission of the Coalition is “to advocate, educate, and promote awareness of issues and obstacles facing homeless individuals in Lee County through community collaboration, planning, and implementing solutions.” To become a member or learn more about how you can help join the fight against homelessness, contact Janet Bartos at 239-322-6600. For more information on the Lee County Homeless Coalition, visit www.leehomeless.org.

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