How We Help
When a man arrives at the Coalition, we immediately meet his most basic needs. He will have a safe place to stay and nutritious meals to eat, which alleviates two major crises.
We strive to meet each man’s individual needs through our Men’s Service Center (MSC), a 250-capacity dormitory-style facility that opened its doors in June 2014.
During weekly appointments, case managers help men address their needs and establish goals. They serve as a crucial support system, providing genuine empathy and respect for those seeking assistance. Case managers possess in-depth knowledge of available resources and proven expertise in guiding clients to stability and self-sufficiency.
Whether helping a man establish a budget or assisting a veteran in accessing his benefits, case managers are a direct lifeline for clients, helping them overcome their crisis of homelessness.
For those who are not yet ready to commit to this intensive level of support, there is an Introductory Phase with limited case management.
The Veterans Initiative addresses the unique challenges facing veterans, from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to re-acclimating to civilian life. Participants in the Program are assigned case managers who specialize in meeting their specific needs. On-site, they have access to crucial services, such as counseling and job skills training, through partnerships with: CareerSource Central Florida, Goodwill’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintigration Program, Vets Serving Vets, and a Veterans Peer Support Group.
The Program also provides streamlined access to veterans’ benefits through a partnership with various Veterans Administration offices, as well as legal assistance.
The emotional healing and recovery process is crucial in helping our clients start anew. Whether a man is suffering from mental illness or overcoming addiction, we have partnered with experts to give him the tools he needs to move forward. Our on-site partner Aspire Health Partners offers mental health services on our main campus.