Opportunity Place Homeless Shelter

305 Lovejoy Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

(850) 659-3190 debra@opifwb.org Visit Website Go to Facebook
Class of Housing/Services: Family Homeless Shelter

General Information:
Opportunity Place, Inc. helps homeless women and families become self-sufficient by providing temporary emergency housing and support   Programs & Services Health Care The Okaloosa County Health Department and Sharing and Caring offer a community medication program for persons unable to pay for prescription medication. The Health Department also sponsors Opportunity Health, a primary care facility available to homeless persons who can provide reliable contact information. Opportunity, Inc. sponsors a flu shot clinic each fall, in which homeless individuals and volunteers serving the homeless can get free flu shots administered by a contracted registered nurse. Homeless persons needing prescription medications are served through one-time vouchers through the Mental Health Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Non-profits and faith-based agencies providing food and shelter coordinate as needed to sterilize bedding, blankets and clothing, and to provide homeless persons with head lice shampoo and soap to guard against lice infestations. The Okaloosa Department of Health provides training instruction and manuals to direct service providers to assist in disease prevention and the spread of infection. What Else Can We Do? Becoming homeless is not difficult. A broken leg, a lost job, or a divorce can make the difference between housed or homeless. The hard part is finding your way back. Transitioning back to self-sufficiency requires, at minimum:  Temporary emergency shelter  Storage for personal belongings  Easier access to health care  Financial counseling, bank accounts  Job skills training  Resource center for receiving mail, phone messages, looking for jobs  Expanded funding for subsidized child care  Affordable housing    

Website: http://www.opifwb.org/

How To Volunteer at Opportunity Place Homeless Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call Opportunity Place Homeless Shelter at (850) 659-3190 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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