Homeless men in the region can now receive key services to empower them to achieve a better quality of life. On January 28, Mayor Buddy Dyer joined with the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, City Commissioners Robert F. Stuart, Regina I. Hill and Samuel B. Ings and community leaders to celebrate the grand opening of the new Men’s Service Center.
The new facility in Downtown Orlando can house up to 250 individuals and offers case management and support services. The Men’s Service Center replaces a building that only provided homeless men with a place to sleep.
They came to us homeless. They left us homeless,” Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida President/CEO Brent Trotter said of the men who visited the old facility. “Now for the first time, they have access to the programs and services that are transforming lives.”
The facility provides a location for mental health counseling, job skills training, substance abuse treatment and specialized services for homeless veterans.
“Here they get services that can put them back on their feet. They can get jobs and then move into permanent housing,” Mayor Dyer said.
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