Dave’s House Party Raises $144,000 for Program Funding

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2019 Dave’s House Party a success! Through the generosity of our family of supporters, $144,000 was raised. These funds greatly contribute to our resident programs, home maintenance and expansion of housing for more residents.Your caring and sharing creates home that lead to healing for men and women…

The Thanksgiving Spirit

Thanks to the generosity of the Kelly Family Cuidiú Foundation, our staff and volunteers delivered today delicious Thanksgiving dinners from the Second Harvest, Catering for Good, full-service caterer to our Central Florida Dave’s House homes.  A delicious and nutritious meal was dropped off to each home and we made sure to order enough for some…

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Hope – Seth’s Story

Living with serious mental illness is different for every individual. The effects it has upon the lives of these individuals as well as their families and friends are often similar. This is one story, of our resident Seth, and how he found renewed hope.“I struggled with serious mental illness since childhood. I didn’t realize until…

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…