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Flagler Commissioners Approving $400,000 In Grants to Six Critical Social Service Agencies

| October 16, 2017

The grants subsidize free healthcare for the poor, a shelter for abused women, interventions for victims of rape, and help for addicts and individuals with mental health needs, among other services.

Florida’s Surplus Adds Dollars to Services From Mental Health to Rape Crisis Centers

| May 23, 2013

People with disabilities, domestic and sexual violence programs, mental health and substance abuse programs, juvenile justice and children’s services all got bigger budgets for the first time since the recession began.

In a Far More Challenging Year, Feed Flagler Struggles to Meet Needs and Expectations

| November 16, 2012

Despite much lower monetary and food donations than last year, Feed Flagler intends to serve nearly 4,000 free meals and distribute more than 500 boxes of free food at 12 locations across the county, as needs have intensified. The organization is still accepting donations.

Feed Flagler Launches 4th Year as Big Cuts in Food Stamps Loom and Pantries Empty Out

| September 14, 2012

Again led by County Commissioner Milissa Holland, Feed Flagler aims to exceed last year’s fund-raising of $28,000 and 60,000-pound food-drive by Thanksgiving, but federal legislation cutting food stamp benefits would prove a setback for Flagler’s efforts against hunger.

Carla Traister: Myths and Realities of Bunnell’s Cold-Weather Shelter, and Flagler’s Homeless

| January 30, 2011

Carla Traister, director of Flagler County’s cold-weather shelter in Bunnell, dispels misconceptions and stereotypes that have cropped up about the shelter, located in Bunnell behind the Bank of America.

Beyond Controversy: A Video Profile of The Sheltering Tree, Flagler’s Cold-Weather Shelter

| January 27, 2011

Don’t listen to rumors. See Flagler’s homeless for yourself, hear them speak. Charlotte Martne’s special video report of Flagler County’s cold-weather shelter puts faces behind the stereotypes and dispels a few myths.

A Night at the Homeless Shelter: From the Eyes of a Volunteer

| January 18, 2011

Charlie Ericksen Jr., a volunteer at Flagler County’s homeless shelter–The Sheltering Tree–describes the refuge on a recent cold night.

The Sheltering Tree, Flagler’s Cold-Weather Homeless Shelter, Calls for Your Help

| January 12, 2011

The Sheltering Tree in Bunnell has already had to open 22 nights this cold season, with many more to come, taxing volunteers and their resources. Here’s how you can help.

Feed Flagler Raises $13,000 and Tons of Food Ahead of Wednesday’s 2,000 Free Dinners

| November 19, 2010

Ahead of next Wednesday’s community-wide celebration, featuring 2000 free Thanksgiving dinners at 10 sites, Team Feed Flagler’s success is the talk of the county–and a blueprint for Flagler’s grass-roots battle against hunger.

Time to Get Involved: Feed Flagler Challenges County’s Thanksgiving Compassion and Beyond

| November 4, 2010

Led by Commissioner Milissa Holland and the county administration, Feed Flagler aims to provide meals for 2,000 people at Thanksgiving, raise thousands of dollars and stock up food pantries and family pantries for many weeks’ worth.

Calvary Christian’s Bus Ministry: Treasuring the Homeless, One Sunday at a Time

| October 18, 2010

Every Sunday, Calvary’s school buses pick up some 120 homeless men, women and children to clean, feed and clothe them while ministering to them without illusions.

Poverty Signs: Steep Rise in Children Needing Free or Reduced Meals in Flagler Schools

| June 25, 2010

The rising numbers of children on free and reduced meals is a reflection of rising poverty and a rising toll on local families with fewer means.

Florida Regulators Stop Admissions to Troubled Youth Facility

| May 9, 2010

Officials cut off admissions to Manatee Palms Youth Services, a 60-bed facility that serves 6 to 17 year olds when the facility failed to address violations.

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