The City of Kissimmee has established an account at SunTrust Bank for the families of Kissimmee Police Officer Matthew Baxter & Sergeant Sam Howard, who were fatally shot in the line of duty on Friday, August 18, 2017.


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New Pilot Program will House and Employ Homeless Families

Post Date:08/07/2017

To provide some relief to the homeless problem in Osceola and Orange Counties, the Central Florida Foundation, the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, and local jurisdictions including the City of Kissimmee, joined together on August 4th to launch Impact Families- a pilot program focusing on employment and education.

“Impact Families will provide the necessary positive support and resources for the homeless and precariously housed, and will empower individuals to move them into higher paying jobs for a long-term change,” City of Kissimmee Mayor José Alvarez said.

Housing stability, employment and income are the primary areas this program will focus on. Identified families will be assigned to a Rapid Rehousing program and matched with a job placement coordinator through Goodwill Industries of Central Florida. Impact Families will involve case managers, employment specialists and other resources over a one year period as part of the pilot program.

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Programa Piloto Ayudará a Familias Desamparadas a Encontrar Vivienda y Empleo

Para proveer un alivio al problema de personas desamparadas en los condados Orange y Osceola, las entidades Central Florida Foundation, Central Florida Commission for the Homelessness y jurisdicciones locales como la Ciudad de Kissimmee, se unieron el viernes, 4 de agosto para lanzar el programa piloto Impact Families, que se enfocará en la educación y empleos.

“Impact Families proveerá apoyo y recursos a aquellos sin hogar o con viviendas precarias. Este programa capacitará a individuos a encontrar mejores oportunidades de empleo para tener un cambio a largo plazo”, dijo el Alcalde de Kissimmee, José Álvarez.

Una vivienda segura, empleo seguro e ingreso serán las áreas de enfoque de este programa. Una vez identificadas las familias, se asignarán al programa “Rapid Rehousing” y también al coordinador de empleo a través de Goodwill Industries del Centro de la Florida. Impact Families, que tiene un período de un año, contará con administradores de casos, especialistas de empleos y otros recursos.

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Release Date: 8/7/2017-069

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