October 1st, 2012
October 1st, 2013
2012 - 2013: First the first year of the SSVF Program ESHC partnered with Catholic Charities, Clara White Mission, Gateway Community Services, Jewish Family
& Community Services, River Region Human Services, The Salvation Army, and The Sulzbacher Center, to provide case management and temporary financial assistance to Veteran households experiencing homelessness or housing crisis. The program served over 400 households in Duval County from October 2012 - September 2013.
2013 - 2014: On October 1st 2013, the SSVF Grant will expand to include Clay and Nassau Counties. Barnabus Center and Community Connections will also come on board to provided case management services in those counties.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Grant
Funded since the year 2000
The Continuum of Care Grant is most significant federal funding that ESHC brings to the community. Over $4 million in funds goes to support Member Agency programs that provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, and other supportive services to Jacksonville's most needy.
Conversations for Education
a grant awarded by The Community Foundation in Jacksonville, ESHC
received funds to coordinate community conversations revolving around
homeless students. Through the hard work of Ywanna Allen, a series of 6
"Conversations for Education" were scheduled to occur between
October and December of 2012. For more information about the
conversations, click here!
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's SSI/SSID Outreach, Access, and Recovery Program (SAHMSA SOAR)
Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
are disability income benefits administered by the Social Security
Administration (SSA) that also provide Medicaid and/or Medicare health
insurance to individuals who are eligible. The application process for
SSI/SSDI is complicated and difficult to navigate. For people who are
homeless or who are returning to the community from institutions (jails,
prisons or hospitals), access to these programs can be extremely
challenging. Approval on initial application for people who are homeless
and who have no one to assist them is about 10-15 percent. For those
who have a mental illness, substance use issues, or co-occurring
disorders that impair cognition, the application process is even more
difficult – yet accessing these benefits is often a critical first step
in recovery. SOAR will provide strategic planning, training, and
assistance to agencies who help homeless individuals apply for SSI/SSID
to improve application approval rates.