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Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of Northeast Florida
Leadership to End Homelessness 
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Grant Awards
Veteran Assistance
Point-In-Time Count
100 Homes
Speakers' Bureau
Education Advocacy

What We Do:
Grant Awards
Supportive Services for Veteran Families
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
Fall 2012

In 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)
​Fall 2012

Supplemental 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.