Dear Members, Partners, and Friends,
The last two years serving as Executive Director for the Florida Coalition for the Homeless have been a time of great accomplishment, growth and satisfaction. I have treasured this time working with all of you.
Today, however, I am writing to let you know that I have accepted a position with a national non-profit organization.
While this is a fantastic opportunity for me, which promises to be challenging and impactful, it is difficult to say goodbye to you and the wonderful work we do together. What we have accomplished together over the years in Florida has been phenomenal; fundamentally improving both the knowledge and effectiveness of our Continuum’s of Care, as well as increasing the level of advocacy and awareness throughout the State as it relates to serving the most vulnerable among us.
As is often the case, it is all of you who have made these experiences exceptional. Together we have spread awareness, increased advocacy, and put ego aside in order to focus on the critical work at hand. Not only has the time and effort been gratifying, it has resulted in an increased understanding and implementation of the best practices instrumental to our efforts to improve our communities and the lives of those in need. Now, it is my goal to continue to build on these rich experiences while serving the Southeast region.
Moving forward, I am committed to supporting a smooth transition and I will be available to the board as needed. Our Coalition board is fantastic; they are a cohesive team dedicated to the mission of ending homelessness in Florida, and I wish them continued success.
Although I am leaving this position with the Coalition, I will continue to be a part of the efforts to improve systems and services throughout the State. In closing, this is not “goodbye”, but merely “see you soon”, albeit in a different capacity.
Thank you for the opportunity and the pleasure of working with all of you.
L. Robyn Andrews
The 2018 Florida Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing
Wednesday, October 31st – Friday, November 2nd
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
Registration will open in early March. Check back here for details.
Hotel Room Reservations are now available!
We have secured a special rate of $129 per night for the 2018 conference! Reserve your room online through the above link, or call the hotel on their group reservation line: 1-407-351-5555 or 1-800-266-9432, and mention the “Florida Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing” for the group rate of $129/night. This rate is available for 3 days prior and 3 days following the event dates of 10/31/18 – 11/2/18.
New Year, New Efforts.
As we begin 2018, we encourage you to join The Florida Coalition for the Homeless and Be The Change that you’d like to see.
Ensure Your Seat at the Table
2017 was a year filled with change; new successes, new challenges, and new efforts to end homelessness.
As the state’s leading voice on homeless policy, the Florida Coalition for the Homeless needs YOU to help make our collective voice strong and heard in 2018.
The new year brings with it a new opportunity to redouble our efforts. We hope that you will join us going forward to achieve our mission to work collaboratively to prevent and end homelessness in Florida, and ensure that everyone has a place to call home.
FCH has an unwavering commitment to addressing homelessness in Florida by working with state and federal stakeholders to develop solution-driven practices.
Members participate in the legislative session through weekly statewide advocacy calls, hosted by FCH, where Calls to Action, questions from the field, and outreach to legislators is reviewed.
In addition to hosting an annual statewide conference, FCH conducts regional workshops on critical issues in the effort to end homelessness throughout the state of Florida.
We offer peer-to-peer mentoring and one on one assistance to members on a variety of issues.
The dates for the 2018 Annual Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing will be announced soon, with registration opening early in the 2nd quarter. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and be a part of the change! More information will be announced soon. In the meantime, learn about the success of our 2017 Conference.