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 Called to Action whose drop off site is at I-75 Storage, 4500 SW 41st Blvd. Each of the agencies will distribute the coats to those in need. The first three from the addresses listed. Called to Action distributes from First United Methodist during their bi-monthly dinners.

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:

  703 NE 1st St
  Gainesville, FL 32601

or you can donate securely using PayPal by clicking the "donate" button below.


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 PO Box 5494, Gainesville, FL 32627-5494.

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.