Homes for New Beginnings Program


Located at Maxwell Garden Apartments, this housing program provides a permanent supportive home to adults who have a disability. To live here, a potential resident needs a referral from the Homeless Services Network Coordinated Entry System. Rent for residents does not exceed 30% of income.  

If you're applying for this program, you'll need a referral from the Homeless Services Network of Central Florida. Please visit the list of hubs where you can register for a possible referral. 

Resident Life

Residents in the Homes for New Beginnings program have their own room, kitchenette and bathroom. They share a communal kitchen area where they can prepare meals as well as a communal laundry room.  

 

Activities For Residents

  • Monthly Birthday Party
  • Holiday Party 
  • Game Day
  • Educational Groups
  • Thanksgiving Dinner 

Services For Residents

  • Case management 
  • Budgeting advice and goal setting 
  • Access to mental health and addiction programs 
  • Economic opportunities
  • Monthly activities 
  • Random drug/alcohol screenings 
Craig, A resident in Pathlight's Homes for New Beginnings program, resting in his apartment

Success Story: Homes for New Beginnings  

As a young man, doctors diagnosed Craig with anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. When he lost his mother and caretaker to cancer, he became homeless, cycling through short stays at the Salvation Army and living in the woods.

 

A case manager at Salvation Army eventually told Craig about Pathlight HOME. Craig said, “They started telling me what Pathlight does [for residents]. I wasn’t sure. I was scared…. yet I couldn’t see another choice.”  

 

Craig eventually decided to apply to our housing program and was accepted. 

 

“I’m really so grateful for this apartment. It’s SO much more than I could ever hope for,” he said. “It’s given me a base where I feel comfortable and have a safe place to come home to. I love cleaning my home.” 

Location 

Maxwell Garden Apartments 
4049 S Orange Blossom Trail 
Orlando, FL 32839 

 

Contact Information

(407) 447-1211 ext. 115