PATHLIGHT HOME RECEIVES $200,000 COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD
Will Double Workforce Development Outcomes
Orlando, Florida, 19 April, 2022 – Pathlight HOME, an innovator in supportive housing and vocational training, today received a three-year, $200,000 Community Impact Grant from AdventHealth.
The highly-competitive awards program for Central Florida drew hundreds of applications from non-profit organizations in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Pathlight HOME pioneered the transformation of former motel properties into fresh, secure, and affordable efficiency units of supportive housing for Orlando’s homeless population. The commercial kitchen of one of Pathlight’s “born-again” motel properties is now a training center offering hands-on instruction in basic culinary arts. More than 100 graduates have earned certifications in food preparation and transitioned to entry-level jobs. They include formerly homeless people, women escaping domestic abuse, young people transitioning out of foster care, and people living with mental illness or physical disabilities.
Training is offered free of charge. The AdventHealth award will enable Pathlight to expand the program and double its annual outcomes.
AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division encompasses 18 hospitals and ERs in the six counties in and surrounding metro Orlando. The world-class hospitals, combined with a comprehensive outpatient care network, have logged more than 3.4 million inpatient encounters and more than 5.7 million outpatient visits annually.