More than 20 years ago, a group of social-service agencies was formed at the Christian Service Center to provide more resources that would prevent homelessness. This group, the Emergency Services Network, is made up of partners like the Salvation Army, Kissimmee Ministerial Association, Catholic Charities, the Heart of Florida United Way and others.
The Christian Service Center, working together with these great organizations, is providing case management and sharing resources to keep families in their homes and prevent homelessness.
Our community is in the midst of a revival to help the most at-risk population — our homeless, and especially our homeless veterans and families. And for that, I’m very proud. If the sage is correct though, what are we doing to help prevent homelessness? What are we doing to address poverty and improve the quality of life for hundreds of thousands throughout Central Florida?