It is not often that we see families in the cold night shelter. Most of the time they take refuge in a car, or a friend's back porch, or an abandoned building: somewhere they can find minimal warmth, and a sense of security. They live in the shadows, so that they and their children won't fall prey to the predators who feed on distress.
Join us for The Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event that will take place September 26th from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. No one will be turned away!
There will be benefits specific to veterans, such as veterans affairs representatives there to link to benefits, but all homeless are welcome.
Opportunity, Inc. Speaks at The Destin Chamber Non Profit Luncheon
Pictured: Terry Abbott, Program Manager, HVRP, speaking at the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit Appreciation Luncheon in June 2014.
2014 Destin Charity Wine Auction Breaks $2 Million-57% Increase Over Prior year
Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation's (DCWAF) 9th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction raised a record breaking $2,035,000 for children in need in Northwest Florida. This marks a 57 percent increase from last year's results of $1.3 million, reaffirming the foundation's namesake event as the top charity fundraising event in Northwest Florida, and a "Top 10 Charity Wine Auction in the U.S." recognized by Wine Spectator Magazine.
There are various community resources available for agencies and individuals in the Okaloosa and Walton counties.
Donna is used to abuse. She was abused by her father, then her husband, and finally her mother. She was staying with her mother after fleeing her husband last November, trying to get the pieces of her life back together. However, when her mother, who suffers from mental illness, threatened the safety of Donna's three boys.
Fairway to Heaven Golf Tournament Supports Opportunity Place
Friday June 20th, 2014
Shalimar Pointe Golf Course at 1:00 p.m.
The Fairway to Heaven Golournmanet iOpen to all men, ladies, and juniors. Shotgun start. Playing a fun scramble format. All entry fees include golf cart, green fees, refreshments, prizes, & sponsor's promotions.
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Shop Amazon Smiles & Support Opportunity, Inc.
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Okaloosa Walton Homeless Continuum of Care Opportunity, Inc. whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
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Our Shelter is in need of prepared meals for our families. If you, your church, or orgainization, would like to sign up to bring a meal to the shelter, please contact us at (850) 409-3070. Volunteers just drop the meals off at the shelter, no clean up is required.
We met David two days after his 11th birthday. He celebrated it in his car, with his mother and two small brothers. They had been living from parking lot to parking lot after his mother finally decided it was more dangerous living with her husband than out on the streets.
The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation generously supports Opportunity, Inc. with proceeds from events. Click here for dinner party photos.
Opportunity Inc. is very excited to have been awarded $2,000 by Silver Sands Premium Outlets. The Staff and Residents would like to express their gratitude for this generous donation, which will be used to better the lives of the many families who stay at our Emergency Shelter, Opportunity Place.
Every little bit helps, and we thank every person who has donated for their support. We would especially like to thank the following people and organizations for helping us work towards meeting our goals.
+ BBVA Compass Bank
+ Hard Rock Cafe of Destin
+ Emerald Coast Association of Realtors
The 2013 Point In Time Survey data is now available. The value of this data lies in enhancing our ability to meet the needs of our homeless and near-homeless populations, and plan more accurately for the future.
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