In addition to being a membership organization for individuals and local providers, the Florida Supportive Housing Coalition is also a coalition of other statewide organizations advocating for a variety of populations that can benefit from greater supportive housing opportunities in our state. These Partner Coalitions have come together to create long-term housing solutions for people with special needs in Florida.
Disability Rights Florida
Disability Rights Florida, formerly the Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities Inc., is a non-profit organization providing protection and advocacy services in the State of Florida. Disability Rights Florida's mission is to advance the dignity, equality, self-determination and expressed choices of individuals with disabilities.
They promote, expand, protect and seek to assure the human and legal rights of people through the provision of information and advocacy. Disability Rights Florida will carry out its mission with the involvement of individuals with disabilities. They are committed to assuring community inclusion with adequate supports for all individuals with disabilities and will be at the forefront of protecting this right.
Disability Rights Florida also monitors the quality of residential and support services to individuals with disabilities. The monitoring may be on-site, talking with individuals receiving services and/or reviewing information from other agencies. The information gathered is used to advocate for individuals and push systemic reform in an effort to assure their civil and legal rights are protected.
Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA)
Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA) is a non-profit, membership organization which represents more than 100 community-based substance abuse treatment and prevention agencies and over 1000 individual members throughout Florida. The mission of FADAA is to represent its members in advancing addiction treatment, prevention and research through public policy leadership, communications, professional development and quality member services.
Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL)
Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL) facilitates collaboration among member Centers for Independent Living and other stakeholders, resulting in a unified statewide voice advocating for equal rights for people with disabilities. Established in 1990, the Florida Assocation of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL) is a capacity building advocacy organization that provides support and resource development for 15 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) throughout Florida. CILS are 501(c)(3), community-based, non-profit agencies that empower persons with disabilities to move from dependence to independence. When FACIL serves the Centers for Independent Living it serves a greater purpose: the independent living movement in Florida. FACIL is a membership organization, created, driven and expanded by members who look beyond the catchment area that they serve to a wider horizon and to a higher goal: the advocacy and service mission to which they've pledged their work. Also, through FACIL, members share best practices, brainstorm ideas, find solutions and through this effort and unity the independent living movement grows stronger.
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV)
FCADV's mission is to create a violence free world by empowering women and children through the elimination of personal and institutional violence and oppression against all people. FCADV provides leadership, advocacy, education, training, technical assistance, public policy and development, and support to domestic violence center programs.
Florida Coalition for the Homeless
The Florida Coalition for the Homeless is a dynamic organization whose membership and Board of Directors include homeless advocates, service providers, members of the faith-based community, formerly homeless persons, educators, attorneys, mental health professionals and many others statewide who are committed to putting an end to homelessness and improving the conditions of persons living without shelter.
Florida Council for Community Mental Health (FCCMH)
The Florida Council for Community Mental Health (FCCMH) is a statewide association of 70 community-based mental health and substance abuse agencies. The association’s membership includes a number of agencies that specialize in substance abuse services and children’s services, as well as hospital-based programs. Each member agency is a private corporation, generally with a volunteer, citizen board of directors who are representative of the local community. These boards set policy for the agencies and serve as way to help to assure that community treatment needs are being met.
FCCMH agencies receive funding from the local, state and federal government, as well as organizations such as the United Way and private foundations. Council members serve predominately low-income individuals and families.
Florida Partners in Crisis
Florida Partners in Crisis is a statewide organization whose Board of Directors and Member stakeholders include judges, law enforcement and correctional administrators, prosecutors, public defenders, behavioral healthcare administrators, hospital administrators, people recovering from mental illnesses and substance use disorders and their families.
Together, this diverse group of stakeholders work together to advocate for improvements in Florida.s mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment system.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.