Preventing and Ending Homelessness is the mission of the Lee County Homeless Coalition and its Continuum of Care partners.
Collectively, we field several hundred calls a day, provide 75-100 referrals to Coordinated Entry for intake assessments, and work collaboratively to end homelessness as quickly as possible for so many in Lee County.
While housing is the only thing that ends homelessness, we know there's a current shortage of affordable housing and available emergency shelter beds. In light of this, we strive to prioritize the most vulnerable populations on the streets for housing and treatment services that are available. Shared housing for those experiencing homelessness and who are low-income has been a major source of success in the ending of homelessness for so many.
Because of your generosity, we've been able to end Dorothy's homelessness. Dorothy a 95-year-old female was living in her rental car and when she couldn't afford that anymore, she slept on a bus stop bench. Age 95 and homeless; scared, alone, and no one to help her until the Coalition stepped in and rehoused her through private donations. Recently, we helped a young, single mother with two children living in their car. We connected them to mental health support to help with trauma they experienced from their homelessness and placed them in a motel until housing was available for them. Once housed, the mom was able to continue mental healthcare and get a better paying job to support her family - you made that happen.
We ask that you join us in making homelessness Rare, Brief, and a One-time Occurrence in Lee County!
Please consider donating to our Homeless Prevention, Rapid Rehousing, or Outreach programs today - because together Lee, we can make a difference!