How You Can Help


Blanket and winter clothing donations – Coats can be dropped off at St Francis House, 413 S Main Street; Library Partnership, 1160 NE 16th Ave; Lazarus Restoration Ministries, 3019 NE 20th Way; or GRACE Marketplace, 3055 NE 28th Drive.

Donations are greatly appreciated and help the Coalition to continue its advocacy and support of those experiencing homelessness in our community.

Checks and money orders can be made out to the “Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry” and sent to us at:

 3055 NE 28th Drive
  Gainesville, FL 32609



Your active participation is crucial in our mission to eliminate homelessness in our community. Among the ways you can help include educating yourself about the issues, educating others, volunteering with a helping agency, donating goods, writing elected officials and contacting local media, or asking your church to address the issue of homelessness.


You are also invited to become a member of the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry. To become a member fill out a membership application and send it to us at 3055 NE 28th Drive, Gainesville, FL 32609.

There are currently two categories of membership:

Agency Membership
Open to public or non-profit community based organizations in our five county service area that (1) wish to further the purposes of the Coalition and (2) serve or advocate on behalf of homeless persons. Regardless of the number of programs an agency administers, only one agency membership will be granted.
Individual Membership
Open to residents, including homeless residents, of our five county service area who endorse and support the Coalition’s purposes. Employees and directors of an agency may join the Coalition as individual members, but shall not have voting rights as long as they are affiliated with an agency member.