What We Do

With each new project it begins, the goal of the Coalition is to develop a program, gather volunteers, and support the program until it reaches self-sufficiency. This process allows the Coalition to focus on current unmet needs.

The Day Drop In Center

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 resources.

The Center is located at 1005 South 14th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL and is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 1pm. Space for the center is courtesy of The Fernandina Beach Church of Christ.

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

Gracie’s Kitchen (formerly known as the Yulee Interfaith Dinner Network)

Serving a hot, healthy meal four nights per week (M, T, TH, and some Fridays) out of Gracie’s Kitchen, in the Old Yulee Middle School on Pages Dairy Road and U.S. 17.

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 Fernandina.

Soup Train – Founded by the Coalition, now an independent program of the Council on Aging of Nassau County

Preparing and delivering ready to eat meals twice per week to the elderly in our community.

In 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.