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Let’s Talk Podcast: A Look at One Hopeful Place and Their Fish Fry Fundraiser

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    Let's Talk Podcast: A Look at One Hopeful Place and Their Fish Fry Fundraiser Shuylar Black & Bobby Dewrell


Welcome to the Let’s Talk podcast, where we sit down each week with local civic leaders and nonprofit organizations to chat about the good work they’re doing right here in our community. This week, we’re joined by Sherry Jones and Donna Morgan from One Hopeful Place, a local charity in Fort Walton.

About One Hopeful Place

One Hopeful Place is a low-barrier shelter for men and women in Okaloosa County. They provide housing and essential services to help individuals take the next step in their lives. The shelter has a capacity of 50 men and 17 women, with a focus on providing support for mental health, substance abuse, and employment.

A Day in the Life at One Hopeful Place

Donna shares that no day at One Hopeful Place is the same. The shelter provides a clean and supportive environment for residents, offering services such as a day program, park and sleep for those sleeping in their cars, and access to a medical clinic. The goal is to create a sense of community and support for individuals who may have been overlooked by society.

Program Length and Transition

The program length at One Hopeful Place is typically 6 months, with a focus on helping individuals find stable housing and employment. The shelter also offers transitional housing and aims to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for those in need.

The Fish Fry Fundraiser

One Hopeful Place hosts a fish fry fundraiser on May 17th at Liza Jackson Park. The event aims to raise funds for the shelter’s operations and services. The tickets for the meal are $20 and include fish, hushpuppies, fries, and a drink. The fundraiser is supported by various sponsors and is open to the community to come and show their support.

How to Get Involved

Tickets for the fish fry fundraiser can be purchased online through the One Hopeful Place website or at the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce. The goal is to sell 500 tickets, and every purchase goes towards supporting the shelter’s mission.

Join the Cause

We encourage everyone to consider supporting One Hopeful Place and their efforts to provide essential services to those in need in Okaloosa County. By attending the fish fry fundraiser, you’ll be contributing to a worthy cause and helping make a difference in the community.

Conclusion

We’d like to extend our thanks to Sherry Jones and Donna Morgan for sharing their insights and the important work being done at One Hopeful Place. We look forward to seeing the community come together to support the shelter at the upcoming fundraiser.

Join us next time for more local news and information on the Let’s Talk podcast. Thank you for listening!


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