The mission of Okaloosa Walton Homeless Continuum of Care/ Opportunity, Inc. is to eliminate homelessness through self-sufficiency. The vision is a community without homelessness.







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.

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Cold Night Shelter Open With Cold Temperatures Coming To The Local Area

Fort Walton Beach Cold Weather Program

If the temperature drops below 40 degrees, the following churches will open at 6 p.m. according to the schedule below:

Sunday: Holy Trinity Lutheran
Monday: Mary Esther United Methodist Church
Tuesday: Gregg Chapel AME
Wednesday: TBA
Thursday: First Christian Church
Friday: St. Simon's on the Sound Episcopal
Saturday: Seventh Day Adventist of Fort Walton Beach

2014 Destin Charity Wine Auction Awards $100,000 To Opportunity, Inc.

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.The DCWAF awarded Opportunity, Inc. a check for $100,000 to be used to provide services for the homeless children at Opportunity, Inc.

2014 Challenge Grant

The Challenge Grant is now available. Opportunity Inc., is now accepting project proposals to serve Okaloosa and Walton. Please submit your sub-awardee letter, leverage, match, and budget. The window for submitting proposals will close September 22th at 2:00pm. No proposals will be accepted after that time.

Click here for the application details for sub-recipient submissions >>

Community Resources
There are various community resources available for agencies and individuals in the Okaloosa and Walton counties.

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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.

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Making a Difference FORE THE KIDS!

October 20, 2014

Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club

All proceeds benefit Destin Charity Wine Auction non-profits, including Food For Thought!

$1,200 per Team / $300 per Player

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Meal Donation Program

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.

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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.

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Star Supporters

The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation generously supports Opportunity, Inc. with proceeds from events. Click here for dinner party photos.

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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.

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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
+ Emerald Coast Association of Realtors

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Get The Facts

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. 

Review the 2013 Survey Results >>

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Opportunity, Inc. (Admin Office)
305 Lovejoy Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 409-3070
Fax: (850) 409-3071

Opportunity Place
305 Lovejoy Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 659-3190
Fax: (850) 659-3191