Dave’s House Founders Recognized for Their Community Contributions

Lin and Ron Wilensky were named Orlando Sentinel 2019 Central Floridian of the Year Award finalists. They were recognized for their spirit of generosity developing affordable permanent supportive housing for men and women with serious mental illness.They were one of six finalists of respected community leaders, philanthropists, professional athletes and activists who have significantly influenced…

Welcome To New Board Members

Our volunteer Board of Directors work to further our mission to end homelessness for men and women with serious mental illness. They provide program development guidance, operational management oversight, fundraising, event execution and community representation.We welcome to the 2020 Board of Directors three new members, all committed to helping our residents and increasing the impact…

Help Make Every Day Better for Our Residents

You can make every day better for our residents by supporting Dave’s House with a monthly gift.The Dave’s House Key Ring is a compassionate community of supporters who provide us monthly program funding we can rely on, helping us expand our resident programs and maintain our homes.Your monthly gift of $15, $30, $45 or any…

Dave’s House 360° Careers

Dave’s House Resident Michelle is using her computer skills; Aspire Health’s Resident Gregory is enjoying working at Edible Education Experience.We are working with David Kerst, Aspire Health’s job placement manager at Kate’s Place Clubhouse, on our Dave’s House 360° Resident Development Careers program, to locate job opportunities and best matches for our residents.Our residents have…

Dave’s House 360° Resident Development Programs

We’ve kicked off our Dave’s House 360° Resident Development Programs. For the execution of these programs, we are working with community partners, other non-profits and behavioral health care providers to enhance resident services. These free programs focus on the personal and professional betterment and life-long wellness of residents. Programs are developed through partnerships with qualified…

Resident Update: COVID-19

Like all of us, our Dave’s House residents are adjusting to COVID-19 safety protocols. Our behavioral health provider partners are keeping residents up-to-date on the pandemic and educating them on safety and hygiene best practices.   Residents have limited transportation options and financial constraints. They are in need of:new or unopened personal toiletry items (soap, shampoo,…

The Key Ring

Become part of a compassionate community of monthly givers who are opening doors of opportunity for our residents. You can make every day better for our residents by supporting Dave’s House with a monthly gift. The Dave’s House Key Ring is a crucial club of supporters who provide us monthly program funding we can rely on,…

Clarcona Home Kitchen Redesign Complete

The kitchen remodel project at the first Dave’s House home in Central Florida is complete! The home’s residents are enjoying the redesigned space. “Now there’s a smell of fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies in the air … yum yum!” said Resident Scott.Thanks to Board Member Adam Eckelbarger, CEO with Mader Southeast Construction, for donating the construction…

#BeSomebodysSomeone

At Dave’s House, being Somebody’s Someone is about people helping people with serious mental illness rebuild their lives, escaping homelessness and living in a supportive home.Dave’s House Co-Founders Lin and Ron Wilensky were Somebody’s Someone for Lin’s brother Dave Jeffreys, who had paranoid schizophrenia. Through permanent supportive housing, Dave lived successfully in recovery, in a…