Why Philippians Place: Gaps in Community Services
Gap:   No central location for information and/or resources, assessment,  or to complete assessments
Solution:   We distribute resource information, complete intakes and assessments for people who are homeless or are about to be homeless.
Gap:   Jacksonville does not have a homeless prevention program, and clients receiving permanent supportive housing may not have funds for utility deposits.
Solution:  Provide services to help pay back-rent, utility and rent deposits. Clients can attend life skills classes, or volunteer to earn vouchers
Gap:  Many people become homeless because they do not have the necessary skills to be self-sustaining.
Solution:   Provide life skill classes (budgeting, meal planning, completing job applications, etc.), Bible studies, gardening, etc.
Gap: People who are homeless getting an apartment often need furnishings and supplies
Solution: Clients volunteer and attend classes to earn vouchers to get furniture and supplies

Our Impact   

  • Over 50 people facing homelessness placed in housing
  • $1266 furniture
  • $1688 financial assistance
  • $200+ of gift card assistance
  • $4020.55 in total provided in 2018
  • Same or Increase in Employment: 62%
  • Same or Increase in Income: 77%
  • Same or Increase in Formal or Informal Education: 77%
  • Same or Increase in Savings: 69%
  • Decrease in Debt (if applicable): 80%
  • Stable Housing Upon Exit of Program: 77%
  • 6 month follow-up of clients: 89%
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