by Florida Hospital News, courtesy Adventist Review
Executives with the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness and Florida Hospital recently joined regional authorities to announce that more than 100 formerly homeless people have moved into homes as a result of the region’s “Housing First” initiative.
In 2014, Florida Hospital, a group of Seventh-day Adventist-operated healthcare institutions in Central Florida, United States, made a $6 million donation to end chronic homelessness in the region—the largest one-time private commitment of its kind. Central Florida leaders leveraged this contribution to launch a campaign to end the cycle of chronic homelessness in the region by transitioning to the Housing-First model, in which the chronically homeless are provided a home, extensive support services, and case managers.
“We are thrilled to celebrate this significant milestone in Central Florida’s history.