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Streets of Paradise Establishes First Office in Sarasota

Following collaborations with the Suncoast Partnership to End Homeless and Showered and Empowered, Inc., Streets of Paradise co-founders Greg Cruz and Allan Mestel are optimistic about where the newly formed 501(c)(3)nonprofit is headed.

02/07/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Nonprofits

Federal Grant Will Boost YMCA Program for Homeless Youth

The Sarasota YMCA recently received a $132,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to support its Street REACH program.

12/12/2018 By Staff

Snapshot

Streets of Paradise Puts Homelessness in Focus

Greg Cruz and Allan Mestel created an online photo series to raise awareness about homelessness in the area, then flipped it into a full-fledged nonprofit.

12/06/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Homelessness

New Drop-In Center for Homeless Youth Opens

More than 400 people ages 16 to 24 face homelessness on any given night in Sarasota County.

10/16/2018 By Staff

Unity Awards 2018

A Small Group of Dedicated Sarasotans Wants to Create a More Humane System for Dealing with Sarasota's Homeless Problem

Creating an Effective Crisis Response to Adult Homelessness distills the complicated needs of the homeless by creating a coordinated entry system so that all agencies dealing with the homeless are using the same data and strategies.

01/23/2018 By Susan Burns

Mean Streets

Sarasota's Homeless Problem Makes National News...Again

A new Washington Post piece highlights Sarasota as a lightning rod for the fierce battle over homelessness.

06/03/2016 By Megan McDonald

Article

Sarasota Nonprofit CEOS Reveal a New Plan for Homeless Adults

The "3 Into 1" plan would see the Salvation Army drug and alcohol recovery campus on 10th Street repurposed into a 220-bed homeless shelter.

05/29/2015 By Tony D'Souza

Article

Inside Sarasota's Growing Homeless Problem

Why didn’t the city of Sarasota build the shelter recommended by a national expert to get the homeless off downtown streets and into programs that might help them? Investigative reporter Tony D’Souza finds a trail of broken promises, misguided policies,

12/31/2014 By Tony D'Souza

Article

Inside Sarasota's Growing Homeless Problem

Why didn’t the city of Sarasota build the shelter recommended by a national expert to get the homeless off downtown streets and into programs that might help them? Investigative reporter Tony D’Souza finds a trail of broken promises, misguided policies,

12/31/2014 By Tony D'Souza

Article

From the Editor: The Problem of Homelessness in Sarasota

Pam Daniel on Sarasota's homeless impasse.

12/30/2014 By Megan McDonald

Article

From the Editor: The Problem of Homelessness in Sarasota

Pam Daniel on Sarasota's homeless impasse.

12/30/2014 By Pam Daniel

Article

Homelessness Shadows Downtown Sarasota's Rosemary District

Hot topics, talk and history.

09/30/2014 By Cooper Levey-Baker