“Faces of Homelessness” Speakers Bureau

The “Faces of Homelessness” Speakers’ Bureau is a joint project of local homeless coalitions in Florida, the Florida Coalition for the Homeless (FCH), and the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) that calls for increased public awareness about homelessness. “Faces of Homelessness” brings the stories of homeless, formally homeless, and those at risk of becoming homeless in your community to your organization, agency, or group. If you would like to learn more, please visit the “Faces of Homelessness” Facebook page, email or call Janis Wilson at (850) 255-5570.

Homeless Management Information System

EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless hosts a community Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). This system is an electronic database program that can be used for storing information on-line, securing confidentiality and helping rid your agency of paper forms, pull reports for board members and donors, show statistics and results of community programs and much more. Click here for more information or contact Bryan White, our HMIS Administrator at

Project REACH

Project REACH is a program ECOH established to assist students in the Escambia County School District to help prevent homelessness. The program provides referrals and works with other area agencies to fill the family’s needs. Project REACH’s main goal is to remove barriers to school attendance and to keep children in school.

Point In Time Count

The EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless conducts The Point in Time Count, or Homeless Census, for Escambia and Santa Rosa County. This survey of the population gives service providers a current view of the homeless population and demonstrates the need for housing and services. This is count is also used to secure grants and other sources of state and national funding.

National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week

During this week, The EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless, as well as agencies and service providers nationwide, partake in events and activities to increase awareness of the increasing problems of hunger and homelessness.

VA Stand Down

The VA Stand Down is an event held in partnership with the local Veteran’s Affairs office, veteran’s organizations in our community, and service providers to provide services and information to the local homeless veteran population.

One Family One Year One Home

One Family One Year One Home is a new program ECOH just began this past year. Over the course of 12 months the family in this program will have no financial pressure, sufficient time to build their skills, and apply for permanent housing through Habitat for Humanity, Section 8 Housing Program, or other forms of long-term sustainable housing. During the year, the team will devise an intense plan that will include case management, Bridges out of Poverty Getting Ahead Courses, employment support, educational opportunities, childcare, parenting classes, and much more.