Suppose life hit you in the face and you found yourself living on $750 per month. Could you do it? Could you pay for the necessities, much less a few frills? How would you budget?

Disability Income Quiz

Take the Quiz:

  • Monthly Income = $750
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In addition to having been homeless, Pathlight HOME’s Maxwell Terrace and Maxwell Garden Apartments residents have either no, extremely low, or low income and receive subsidy assistance with the payment of their rent.  The majority of chronically homeless individuals in our Restore and Safe Haven Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Programs enter with no income. Case Managers help them file for benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - a type of disability benefit paid to qualifying individuals whose household income falls below a certain level. Once they receive income, these clients pay 30% of their income for rent.

The monthly maximum Federal SSI benefit for an eligible individual is $750.  

Residents of our Homes for New Beginnings PSH Program are required to have income upon entry. Again, these disabled individuals receive some form of Social Security Disability Income and must pay 30% for rent. The rest of our more-than-600-residents don’t fare much better than their case-managed neighbors, or they would not qualify to rent our affordable, efficiency units.  

Could YOU survive?

 

The Sobik’s Subs location at 4049 S. Orange Blossom Trail, in front of Maxwell Garden Apartments, offers up an extra-special ingredient to go with its fresh sandwiches and salads! 

This location is actually a Social Enterprise partnership of Sobik’s Subs and Pathlight HOME, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that changes the lives of homeless and low-income men and women through affordable housing and economic opportunities.

Sobik's Subs Social Enterprise

As a Social Enterprise, the unique café provides training and employment opportunities to formerly homeless and low-income students in the Pathlight KITCHEN Culinary Training Program, right along with delicious breakfast and lunch items, catering, an event room and free Wi-Fi. 

Thanks to an added partnership with Starbucks “We Proudly Serve,” you can also enjoy Starbuck’s delicious coffees and teas.

This real-world food and customer service experience for enterprising culinary students, a Manager who really “knows her culinary stuff,” and profits that go directly into Pathlight HOME’s housing, training, and employment programs make ordering from Sobik’s Subs of Orange Blossom Trail a great way to “give back.”  

Sobik's Subs Social Enterprise

Give us a try, Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Call 407-447-3060 x 121, contact Uber Eats or visit in person, whether you want a meal for one or catering for a group! 

 

Pathlight Kitchen’s new chef, Esteban Torres, is infusing new energy and talent into Pathlight Kitchen’s Culinary Training Program. A Culinary Institute of America-trained professional, Chef Esteban and his staff are readying novel materials and additional hands-on food service exercises for students in the classes beginning April 2, 2018

Pathlight Kitchen’s new chef, Esteban Torres, is infusing new energy and talent into Pathlight Kitchen’s Culinary Training Program. A Culinary Institute of America-trained professional, Chef Esteban and his staff are readying novel materials and additional hands-on food service exercises for students in the classes beginning April 2, 2018.

This ninth session of our FREE Culinary Training Program for low-income Central Floridians is sure to be the best yet! And since the area’s food service industry needs properly-trained staff, this means marketable skills and employment potential!! 

In fact, Chef Esteban has established two programs! There’s a 12-week comprehensive culinary skills course, with ServSafe Manager Certification; AND a 16-hour Dining Room and Table Service Skills Program. Students can take one course or both.  

The 12-week course runs from April 2 to June 22. Classes are Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM each day. In addition to culinary training and certification, students learn self-empowerment and employment skills. For information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 407-978-5521, M-F from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. 

The 16-hour Dining Room and Table Service Skills Program runs Fridays in April- April 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm each day. Students learn and practice the skills required for Front of the House operations, professional dining and beverage service. For information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 407-294-0123 ext. 129. 

Both courses are held in our modern 13,000 square foot Pathlight Kitchen building, renovated in 2013 through a partnership with Orange County government. 

Our Culinary Training Programs serve a population challenged by barriers to employment. If YOU know anyone who would benefit from these FREE programs, please send them our way! We use an open enrollment model and our classes are small and offer individual coaching. 

Prospective students should apply in person by March 30 at Maxwell Terrace Apartments, 3200 West Colonial Drive, Orlando 32808. 


Pathlight Kitchen courses are funded in part by the City of Orlando, Orange County, and the Wells Fargo Foundation. Pathlight Kitchen does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

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