But there is rising concern about how the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to more homelessness.
The milestone sparked a second $100,000 contribution to the campaign from The Patterson Foundation.
The group is now able to subsidize housing costs for 23 local youth who otherwise would be homeless.
This specialized court handles homeless individuals charged with minor criminal activity.
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.
The Sarasota YMCA recently received a $132,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to support its Street REACH program.
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.
More than 400 people ages 16 to 24 face homelessness on any given night in Sarasota County.
The donations will go toward 'rapid rehousing,' a program for people who need support for 18 months to two years.
Goodwill Manasota recently hired three new employees for its Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, promoted one team member and shifted another staffer to assist veterans.
The number of Americans who are homeless has increased for the first time in seven years.
A group of Sarasotans have raised thousands of dollars to help homeless children in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness found a 22.5 percent increase in the number of homeless residents in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
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