Keeping Our Cause Top of Mind

In December, the Orlando Sentinel profiled a panel of 100 influential leaders, who discussed their opinions of the most important issues affecting the region. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs was one of the “Florida Central 100,” and focused upon the work of Dave’s House.“As we prepare to celebrate the New Year, our thoughts turn toward…

2015 Brings Many Successes to Dave’s House

1. Catholic Lawyers Guild of Central Florida presented their 2015 St. Martin de Porres Award to Dave’s House (November) 2. Connectors event (January) 3. Pam Gould, Teresa Jacobs, Kirstin Delgado, Sisaundra Lewis, Lin Wilensky, Belvin Perry, Jr. (October) 4. Aspire Health Partners was recognized for their exceptional service caring for our residents 5. Lee Cockerell sells out the Insights that…

Help us give 12 veterans homes for the holidays

Veteran’s Day is a day to remember and be thankful for the sacrifices made by people who have protected our country. It’s also a day to note the difficulties some people have in reassimilating into civilian life after serving in the armed forces. Approximately 40% of homeless veterans suffer from mental illnesses, often keeping them…

Four New Dave’s House Projects Opening in 2016

It’s an exciting time at Dave’s House, as the organization continues its efforts to end homelessness for Central Floridians with serious mental illness through four new projects: Two Dave’s House homes, one Dave’s House home for veterans and 12 apartments for veterans. “With the support of generous partners like the Orange County Commission, Aspire Health…

Happy Days Soiree Raises $110,000 for New Dave’s House Homes

Pictured above: 1. Pam Gould, Teresa Jacobs, Kirstin Delgado, Sisaundra Lewis, Lin Wilensky, Belvin Perry, Jr. 2. Fay Horton, Mayor Jacobs, Lisa Jacobs 3. Belvin Perry, Jr., June Ings, LaDrean Perry and Commissioner Samuel Ings. 4. Lin Wilensky, Teresa Jacobs, recently-housed veteran David Williams and Bruce Jacobs. 5. John Moskos 6. Dick and Andrea Batchelor, Elisha…

Thank you

Thank you to our Happy Days Soiree sponsors, organizational partners, host committee, and board members for supporting our mission.Partners | Aspire Health Partners | Central Florida Commission on Homelessness | City of Orlando | HOPE South Florida | NAMI, Greater Orlando | Orange County, Florida | Pathway HomesHost CommitteeKurt ArdamanAndrae BaileyHonorable Dick BatchelorMayor Gary BruhnChris Carmody, Esq.Lee…

A Note from Eric – August

Eric Welch, CFRE, Vice President Recently, I had the pleasure of volunteering with the Veterans Surge program, sponsored by the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. This coordinated effort between volunteers, nonprofits, and government entities at multiple levels aimed to end veterans’ homelessness in Orlando. My assignment was to document the clients that arrived at the…

Homeless Veteran Now Has a Home

U.S. Army Veteran David Williams and Andrae Bailey, CEO of Central Florida Commission In recent years the population of homeless veterans in the tri-county area of Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties has decreased by 59%, yet about 300 veterans remain on the streets. Today, because of a coordinated community effort veterans like David Williams are…