Osceola community leaders advocate for one-stop homeless facility

By Spectrum News Staff,
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 4:13 PM EDT

Osceola County community leaders gathered to advocate for a one-stop shop homeless facility on Monday and address the lack of shelters in the county.

  • Osceola leaders push for one-stop homeless facility
  • Facility would provide resource to county's homeless 
  • Rep. Darren Soto, Comm. Peggy Choudhry show support

Officials believe people in need are often sent to neighboring Orange County for assistance and that it shouldn't be that way.

This one-stop shop would provide resources to the homeless to help them get back on their feet.

Non-profits in the area are pushing for the facility, as well as Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee.

"The hope is when families here in Osceola County face crisis that they'll have a place to go and have a helping hand lift them up," Soto said.

Commissioner Peggy Choudhry will be presenting a motion to the Osceola County Commission next week on Monday.