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…

Wired for Ongoing Recovery

Our Central Florida Dave’s House residents will soon have their own laptops, connecting them to professional and social enrichment tools. Our six homes in the area will have wi-fi, a shared printer and contracted on-demand tech support as well. At each home, a volunteer resident Tech Coach will help their housemates.This Wired for Success project…

Tim Clark and Ronaldo Loyo Join our Board

Tim Clark, CEO, AdventHealth Apopka and Ronaldo Loyo, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones, have been appointed to the Board of Directors of Dave’s House.“We are thrilled to have Tim and Ron join our volunteer leadership team,” said Ellen O’Connor, Dave’s House Executive Director. “Their expertise in strategic planning, community outreach and financial management will contribute to…

Your Support Changes the Lives of Our Residents

Your ongoing support has fueled our ability to continue to grow our programs for our residents. We are also working to expand our services, helping more homeless men and women with serious mental illness in Central Florida.You have helped make futures better for people who faced incredible adversity and now call Dave’s House home. They…