One Person experiencing Homelessness is One Too Many . . .

For over 10 years, The Coalition for the Homeless of Nassau County, Florida, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization run by a board of community members, has been bringing together more than 100 agencies, organizations and individuals working together to prevent homelessness and improve conditions for those experiencing homelessness.

Get to know the people we serve in our community

The Day Drop-in Center, a critical program of the Coalition, has been assisting individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our community for nearly five years. Visit our Programs and Services page for more information.

Did you know ...

  • 142 adults and over 400 children (according to the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless school children) were identified as homeless in Nassau County during the national one-day count in January 2017.
  • The county has only one, private, homeless shelter and it is continually full.
  • In rural areas such as ours, families, single mothers and children are the fastest growing group of homeless.
  • Veterans make up nearly 25% of the adult homeless population in our county.
  • Nationally, 43% of children living with homeless parents are under the age of 6. Within 2-4 years of exiting foster care, 25% of foster children become homeless.
  • The major cause of homelessness is the lack of affordable housing and lack of jobs.

What you can do . . .

  • Volunteer time and talent to Coalition activities.  Come to a meeting.
    We meet on the third Thursday of every quarter at 4:00 p.m. in room 201, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach.

  • The Coalition is an all-volunteer organization. We have no office or paid staff. Instead, we choose to focus our funds on awareness, advocacy, and programs that address basic needs.

  • The Coalition is an active member of the statewide organization, The Florida Coalition for the Homeless. Through membership, we keep informed of current best practices, latest trends, and opportunities for continued advocacy for our community.

  • The Coalition is a 501(c)(3) organization
  • Join the Coalition;
    Send $25.00 for membership dues or any amount as a tax-deductible contribution to the address below, or through our Paypal link:

Coalition for the Homeless
P.O. Box 16123
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035

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