Robert Phillips Norton Foundation Donates $10,000

Pictured (left to right) are Carolyn Kreuzpaintner, Aspire Health Partners, Supervisor for Kate’s Place Clubhouse and Dave’s House Homes; Rich Norton and Dianne Evans, Founders of the Robert Phillips Norton Foundation; Ellen O’Connor, Dave’s House, Executive Director; and Ronaldo Loyo, Dave’s House Board Member, Edward Jones.We are so thankful for the support of Rich Norton…

Hendrith V. Smith, Jr. Joins the Dave’s House Board of Directors

We welcome to our Board of Directors Hendrith Vanlon Smith, Jr. He recently relocated to Kissimmee from the Washington, DC area. A proactive community advocate, he volunteers his time and talents to help foster a more sustainable, reciprocal, and equitable civilization through business, education and improved systems.“The work of non-profit groups is vital to a…

Dave’s House Party 2021: Pictures!

Thank you so much for being a part of our Dave’s House Party 2021! Thank you for helping us exceed our fundraising goal of $100,000!Thank you for celebrating the achievements of our residents, living their best lives in recovery with their serious mental illness, in affordable, stable and supportive homes.Thank you for caring about these individuals,…

Advocating for the Homeless with SMI

Ellen O’Connor spoke with Michael Rafferty, host of 105.9 Sunny FM’s SUNNY Across Central Florida about Dave’s House. Listen to the interview for updates on our community advocacy efforts to help homeless men and women with serious mental illness and share Mental Health Awareness. Learn more at: https://www.audacy.com/1059sunnyfm/news/daves-house-is-home-for-those-living-with-mental-illness

Ellen O’Connor Honored as one of Orlando Magazine’s 2021 Women of the Year

We’re honored that our Executive Director, Ellen O’Connor, is one of Orlando Magazine’s 2021 Women of the Year. What a great way to kick off National Mental Health Awareness Month! Learn more about all the 2021 Women of the Year in Orlando Magazine’s May issue: https://www.orlandomagazine.com/orlandos-women-of-the-year-2021/ Ellen continues our work to end homelessness for men…

Mader Southeast Creating Home Gardens

To grow our gardening Dave’s House 360° Resident Development Program, Mader Southeast is building raised home garden beds for the residents of our Orlando homes. Mader Foreman Richard “Pappy” Dana recently built some for his wife; she loves them so much, he thought they would be a great addition for our residents. The planter separate…

Call for Dave’s House (Virtual) Champions!

Our Dave’s House Champions Mentor Program continues virtually during the pandemic. This program connects trained volunteer mentors with Central Florida residents.With a holistic approach that emphasizes ongoing wellness, mentorship helps residents improve their health, independence, social interaction and life skills. The program emphasizes individual personal interests in hobbies, talents and leisure pursuits.In conjunction with the…