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By Cassidy Whitson on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 19, 2014 at 7:17 pm
Homeless individuals in Alachua County find ways to cope with the cold weather. Some choose to sleep inside at shelters like Grace Marketplace, while others prefer to stay outside with their possessions, rely on friendship to stay warm.
By Leah Harding on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm
Due to cold weather, St. Francis House opens its doors for extra individuals to sleep inside. St. Francis, which houses families and children, requires individuals to have a “blue card,” which lists whether the person has any outstanding arrest warrants or is a sex offender.
By Cassidy Whitson on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 1:33 pm
On Wednesday, emergency shelter Grace Marketplace opened its first dorm for the homeless. Residents must adhere to criteria, but the dorm offers a more permanent housing option.
By Brianna Donet, Amanda Jackson and Peta-Gay Sheerwood on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm
Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet approved Tuesday a proposal to buy former Gainesville Correctional Institution for nearly $1.4 million. The prison will be converted into a homeless shelter and the Morningside Nature Center will be expanded.
By Samantha Schuyler on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 13, 2013 at 5:26 pm
The idea of a homeless center was born eight years ago alongside an ambitious plan to end homelessness in Gainesville. In the years since, the city’s plan to construct a permanent shelter has taken many twists and turns, all of them captured in this timeline.
By Emily Burris on March 28th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 10:16 am
Several chilly nights across North Central Florida have come as a surprise for late March. At the St. Francis House in Gainesville, staff and volunteers are working to ensure that those who can’t always get out of the cold have a place to go.
By Laura Foreman on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm
The results of a recent census released by the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry shows that the number of homeless people in Gainesville have decreased. It is expected that the actual number of homeless people might actually be higher than last year’s results.
By Carolyn Brewster, Chip Skambis and Jessica Kegu on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 11:34 am
Armed with clipboards and food for participants, volunteers with the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry collected information about this area’s homeless people.
By Ashlyn Robinson on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm
After plans stalled for a homeless center at Northwest 53rd Avenue, the Gainesville City Commission has pursued another property: the abandoned Gainesville Correctional Institute.