Homeless Shelters

Closely linked to the criminal justice system is the homeless population. A 2016 report found that approximately 8.6 percent of Florida’s homeless population are veterans. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, seventy percent of homeless Veterans nationwide have substance abuse problems, and fifty percent suffer from serious mental illness. Nationally, an estimated 132,847 veterans were living in an emergency homeless shelter or transitional housing in 2015. This accounts for one out of every 163 veterans in the U.S. or one out of every 11 veterans living in poverty.

Name:Coalition for the Homeless; Men’s Pavilion
Address:639 W. Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone:(407) 426-1250
Hours:Mon-Fri 9am-7 pm, Sat- Sun 9am-5pm; registration 8 pm
Program Fees:Free first time, $1 after that
Name:Central Care Mission
Address:4027 Lenox Blvd., Orlando, FL 32811
Phone:(407) 299-6146
Hours:Intake is from 10am- 4pm Tues & Thurs.
Serves:Long-term residential facility for men
Program Fees:$95/week
Name:Lighthouse Mission of Orlando
Address:2554 Overland Rd, Apopka, FL 32703
Phone:(407) 291-0124
Hours:Mon-Fri 8am-6pm; open for intake anytime based on availability
Program Fees:$115/ week
Name:Orlando Union Rescue Mission; Men’s Division
Address:410 W. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32805
Phone:(407) 423-3596
Hours:Mon- Fri 9:30am-3:30pm; Intake starts at 2:00pm, but it is recommended to arrive at 1 pm
Program Fees:1st 7 nights free and after that $6/night
Name:Salvation Army of Orange County; Men’s Facility
Address:624 Lexington Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone:(407) 423-8581 x 291
Program Fees:First 3 nights free (first in 365 days); next 27 days are $9; after 30 days it is $12; after 60 days it is $15
Name:Rescue Outreach Mission; Men’s Facility
Address:1701 W. 13th St., Sanford, FL 32771
Phone:(407) 321-8224
Hours:Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; intake starts at 10 am
Program Fees:$60/week