Pathlight HOME is the long-time leader in establishing affordable solutions for homeless men and women in Central Florida. During our 25+ years, we have helped more than 5,000 people find safe, supportive and dignified housing. Since 1992, Pathlight HOME has developed over 600 units of affordable housing for very low-income and homeless Central Floridians.
Our capacity to serve very-low income and chronically homeless individuals is critical civic infrastructure. The loss of these units from the existing housing continuum of care would be catastrophic for both the homeless people we serve and our community.
With our proven track record of responsible public funding asset management, our unique population specific expertise, and YOUR support and involvement, Pathlight HOME is prepared to extend the life of its existing units for the foreseeable future. This means a continual transformation in the lives of people looking for a hand up, not a handout, such as longtime resident Wayne.
Wayne was in and out of shelters, struggling to deal with multiple life challenges. He was paying $9/night to stay in one of Orlando’s dormitory-style overnight shelters. This can be a never-ending hamster wheel for someone chronically homeless. Wayne needed a cornerstone. He needed a home. Once Pathlight HOME offered him a permanent roof over his head, the healing began.
“Just around the time I thought my life was pretty much over, I had health problems and was staying in a shelter—when I could bum enough money to stay. Then God blessed me with Pathlight HOME. I’m grateful to have someplace that cares about me and wants to help me.” –Wayne, Resident
Inspired by Wayne’s Story, we are reminded every day that homelessness does indeed have a solution.