Holiday Cheer for Our Residents

The Aspire Health Clubhouse is an important community hub for Dave’s House residents. Most of our residents participate in daily therapeutic and educational programs and have regular job assignments at the Clubhouse. At the holidays, our staffs organize a special celebration for more than 70 transitional and Dave’s House permanent supportive housing residents. This year, two very special…

Dave’s House Party Volunteer Get Together

Long-time Dave’s House Supporter Nancy Wheeler hosted a potluck dinner and event debrief at her home for the Dave’s House Party volunteers. We all enjoyed great conversations and excellent food while also discussing how we can continue to improve the Dave’s House Party event.

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…