Our Programs &
Now Open: Day Drop-In
- The Day Drop-in Center provides a safe,
compassionate and supportive environment in which people who are
experiencing homelessness, or at risk of homelessness, are welcome
and where they will be able to access appropriate services and
- The Center is located at 1005 South 14th Street Fernandina Beach, FL and is open on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 10am - 2pm.
For more information, contact The Coalition at 904-556-2496.
- Some of the services offered include:
- Respite from the heat and cold
- A hot shower and laundry services
- Snacks and beverages
- A mailing address and phone number to use on job applications
- Assistance applying for benefits
- Referrals to other agencies
- We are currently seeking dedicated volunteer staff. Please contact us at email@example.com or 904-556-2496 if you are interested in volunteering or contributing in some way.
- The Coalition is partnering with the Non-Profit Center, WeGive.org and the Jacksonville Jaguars! Purchase a Jaguars ticket using the link below, and $20 of your purchase will be donated to the Coalition to benefit the Day Drop in Center!
Fernandina Interfaith Dinner
Network (Hope House) - Founded by The Coalition, now an independently run program.
- Serving a hot, healthy meal four nights per week
(M,T,TH,F) from 5 - 7 pm out of the Hope House in
- Twenty-two church groups (868 volunteers) serve dinners
four nights a week to people experiencing homeless and those in
need. Currently, the program feeds more than 68 adults and
children at every dinner.
Yulee Interfaith Dinner
- Serving a hot, healthy meal two nights per week
(T, TH) out of Gracie's Kitchen, in the Old Yulee Middle School on
Pages Dairy Road and U.S. 17
- Currently, 10 groups (97 volunteers)
serve dinner two nights a week to an average of 34 children and
adults. We hope to expand the program to three nights a
News-Leader article on the Soup Train
- Preparing and delivering ready to eat meals twice
per week to the elderly in our community
partnership with the Barnabas Center and the Council on Aging, the
Coalition feeds homebound seniors who are eligible for the Meals
on Wheels program but are unable to be served because of
inadequate agency funding. Currently, 8 groups (23 volunteers)
prepare meals of soup, bread, and dessert that are delivered to 28
homebound seniors in need.
Cold Night Shelter- Founded by The Coalition, now an independently run program.
- Providing a warm, safe place to sleep when
the temperature drops below 40 degrees. Maintained by
the Church of Christ on 14th Street.
- Last winter, 18 groups (143
volunteers) welcomed 32 people (some who came repeatedly) to the
shelter, and 7 restaurants donated dinner and breakfast meals. We
consider this a potentially life-saving program.
News-Leader article on the Cold Night Shelter
Coalition for the Homeless
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035