Daphne Willis’ Inspiration for “Somebody’s Someone”

Daphne Willis, Sony/ATV Music Publishing recording artist and mental health advocate, will perform at Dave’s House Party on Saturday, October 12, 2019. We connected with her because of her song “Somebody’s Someone.”“Daphne is an inspirational storyteller and musician,” said Lori Trainer, Dave’s House board member and event chair. “Her song Somebody’s Someone, which is about…

Kitchen Remodel Underway

Mader Southeast Construction Team Members take a break from installing new kitchen cabinets in our Clarcona house.Our residents in the first Dave’s House home in Central Florida will soon have a remodeled kitchen! Thanks to Board Member Adam Eckelbarger, CEO with Mader Southeast Construction, for donating the construction materials and manpower for this project. Ted…

Resident Daily Living Supply Drive

West Orange high school student Jim D. with his donated supply baskets ready for delivery to our residents.Central Florida high school student Jim D. recently conducted a supply drive in his neighborhood to help our residents. He requested non-perishable foods, paper and cleaning products, personal care items and other household items from his neighbors. He…

Champions Mentorship Program

Dave’s House resident Colin and Champions Mentor Jim DeMark recently caught up while enjoying some time at the driving range together.Our residents have the support of their dedicated behavioral health services provider case managers, who provide ongoing mental health care, life skills development training, access to community resources and 24/7 crisis intervention and stabilization services…

Nutrition and Garden Education Program

Strolling the garden (left to right): Abby Shackelford, Edible Education Experience business development director; Ellen O’Connor, Dave’s House Executive Director; and Caroyln Kreuzpaintner, Aspire Health Supervisor for Kate’s Place Clubhouse and Dave’s House Orlando homes. Pictured right, a resident tends to some of the garden’s plants.Dave’s House and Edible Education Experience are developing a partnership to create…

Exploring Partnerships and Strategic Planning

Slideshow Dave’s House Chairman of the Board Ron Wilensky and Executive Director Ellen O’Connor recently met with Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, Community and Family Services Department Director Lonnie Bell and Special Assistant to Mayor Jerry L. Demings Ilia Torres, Esq. We discussed partnership opportunities for Dave’s House and Orange County to create more…

Creating Successful Environments

Insights That Inspire Seminar 2019 Creating Successful EnvironmentsAt our fifth annual Insights That Inspire Leadership Seminar on March 22, Dan Cockerell rallied attendees to build a professional environment of success through simple, time-tested approaches he learned during his 26-year Disney career. “To be your most successful, don’t make too many goals,” he said. “And, most…

Dave’s House Is Home

https://youtu.be/l8aAq4DCdrsDave’s House Is HomeSimply having a place that is “home” starts our residents on their journeys to living in mental health wellness. At home, they have the stability and security of knowing where they will eat dinner, shower and sleep each night. For 10 years, Dave’s House has provided homes for people who, with the ongoing…

A Passion for Our Community

The ongoing success of our Dave’s House programs is driven by our incredible Board of Directors, who volunteer their time and expertise to help individuals in Central Florida overcome the challenges of both homelessness and serious mental illness.Philanthropy Committee Chair Lori Trainer is a dedicated advocate for the homeless, possessing an energizing enthusiasm and a…