Tag Archives: homeless

Gainesville Correctional Institution to become homeless assistance center

By on February 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 25, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Members of the County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry are traveling to Atlanta to visit the Gateway Center, a homeless assistance center housed in a former jail, to see what improvements should be made in Gainesville.

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A homeless woman’s hope for a better future

By on February 8th, 2013 | Last updated: February 8, 2013 at 6:11 pm

One homeless woman in Alachua County speaks of her struggles, living environment and daily life.

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Pet van helps feed Gainesville homeless’ pets

By on November 26th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm

When Elizabeth Howard went to an event supporting the homeless about six years ago, she was thinking about pet food.

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Gainesville braces for cold weather

By on October 29th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

The temperature in Gainesville is expected to drop below 40 degrees Monday evening, prompting Gainesville residents to make preparations.

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Fair reaches out to local homeless community

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Attendance at the 14th annual Breakfast on the Plaza and Homeless Services Fair at Bo Diddley Plaza Thursday was higher than ever. The event, sponsored by the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry, featured services for homeless and their [...]

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Coalition collects coats for homeless

By on October 11th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

With temperatures dropping, Alachua County residents are starting to bundle up. But the 2,100 homeless in Alachua County sometimes have a difficult time staying warm during the cold months. To help the homeless combat the cold, the Alachua County Coalition for [...]

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Homeless veterans event sees growth in services, volunteers

By on September 13th, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

In its eleventh year, the Homeless Veterans Stand Down had to add more capacity due to an increase in services and volunteers.

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Bread of the Mighty food bank combats growing hunger problem

By on May 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:16 pm

The US Department of Agriculture says one in five Alachua county residents struggles to buy food. The agency also says one in four children face hunger regularly. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo says one of Gainesville’s largest food banks is [...]

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