Experts Available to Address the Needs Facing the Poor and Vulnerable In Central Florida

The percentage of families living in poverty in Central Florida has grown from 7.87% in 2008 to 20% in 2010.* Catholic Charities of Central Florida is the largest social services provider in Orlando and is committed to meeting the needs facing our local community today while being prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

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The percentage of families living in poverty in Central Florida has grown from 7.87% in 2008 to 20% in 2010.* Catholic Charities of Central Florida is the largest social services provider in Orlando and is committed to meeting the needs facing our local community today while being prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

If you are looking for an expert to interview on the real needs in our community, contact a director from Catholic Charities of Central Florida.

The directors and their case workers come face to face with the problems, the desperation, and the heartbreaking conditions faced by single mothers, widows, the unemployed, the elderly, and the uninsured – each day.

Catholic Charities of Central Florida provides emergency family services and medical and dental services to people who have nowhere else to turn. Our directors and caseworkers see the trends and the issues and can explain them in a professional, easy to understand and compelling way. They are media trained and ready to answer your questions about the needs in our community.

With the holiday season approaching, the needs will increase. Here are some suggested topics that can be addressed by our experts:

  1. With the holiday season approaching, what are the greatest needs in our community
  2. Is there an increase in people seeking assistance?
  3. What kind of people are coming through your doors seeking help?
  4. What happens if you can’t help someone?
  5. What can the community do to help those in need this holiday season?
  6. Has funding increased to keep up with demand?

CONTACTS:

Joe Buranosky, Executive Director, 407-658-1818

Polk County: Brenda Reddout, Regional Director, 863-686-7153

Orange, Osceola, and Seminole County: Julie Yetter, Regional Director, 407-658-0999

Brevard County: Beverly Lampley, Regional Director, 321-636-6144

Volusia and Lake County: Alan Rettig, Regional Director, 386-255-6521

Marion County: Nikki Hoffman, Clinic Outreach Coordinator, 352-350-3527

*Source: 2008 Census Data and 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates