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Affordable Care Act Navigator Office Hours

Affordable Care Act Navigator Office Hours

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF), a state licensed and federally certified provider of in-person Navigation assistance for Floridians wanting to shop and enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace, will be holding open office hours throughout the state this week. November 15 marked the [...]

Every County District has ALICE households

ALICE households – those that live above the Federal Poverty Level , but less than the basic cost of living in Escambia – are spread throughout our community. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The bare-minimum budget – that doesn’t include savings and leaves a [...]

Seeds of Hope Community Walk this Saturday

Seeds of Hope Community Walk this Saturday

The University of West Florida’s chapter of Active Minds (formerly Students for Suicide Awareness) is hosting the 5th Annual “Seeds of Hope” 5k Community Walk on Saturday, November 22, for International Survivors of Suicide Day in downtown Pensacola. The walk will begin and end at [...]

USO asks for help for Thanksgiving meal for local troops and their families

USO asks for help for Thanksgiving meal for local troops and their families

USO of Northwest Florida will be hosting the 7th Annual Thanksgiving Feast & Festivities at their Naval Air Station location from November 27-30. Donations of food and money for the USO Thanksgiving Feast and Festivities are now being accepted. The weekend kicks off on Thanksgiving Day with a [...]

City of Pensacola has most households struggling financially

City of Pensacola has most households struggling financially

Yesterday, I wrote about the ALICE report that was released last week by United Way of Florida. That work focused on the working poor, those who live above the federal poverty level but barely make ends meet. That report broke down the information by areas in the county. Forty percent of Pensacola [...]

St. Christopher Christmas Caravan, Dec. 5

St. Christopher Christmas Caravan, Dec. 5

St. Christopher’s Christmas Caravan is an historic holiday fundraising event. Last year’s event raised over $33,000 for various local charities. Caravan chair for 2014, Pat Fogg, is pleased to announce the three historic North Hill homes on the Home Tour. All will be decorated [...]

Nearly two-thirds of African-Amercian households in Escambia County struggle financially

Nearly two-thirds of African-Amercian households in Escambia County struggle financially

Last week United Way of Florida released its ALICE report - Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed - which showed that almost 41 percent of Escambia households and 64 percent of the county's African-American households are struggling financially. According to Theodore Granger, president of [...]

Local hospitals could lose millions without Medicaid expansion

Local hospitals could lose millions without Medicaid expansion

Florida’s non-profit and charity medical facilities that serve low income uninsured face a loss of almost $2 billion in annual revenue when the state’s Low-Income Pool Program (LIP) is scheduled to end June 30, 2015. The impact on hospitals in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will be over [...]

Songwriters for Autism, Nov. 12

Songwriters for Autism, Nov. 12

The Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival will present a special evening event for autism awareness at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the Sunset Cork Room, Orange Beach AL. Proceeds from the event will benefit Autism Pensacola. Featured singer Logan Blade was diagnosed with autism [...]

Think Beyond holds forum on quality of life reports, Nov. 13

Think Beyond holds forum on quality of life reports, Nov. 13

Think Beyond Pensacola hosts at 6 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 13 a forum on two reports that were released this summer on this area's quality of life. The forum, titled "Moving Pensacola Forward - What Gets Measured Gets Improved," will be held at the Pensacola Museum of Art, with refreshments and [...]

Go in Peace, helping veterans deal with PTSD

Go in Peace, helping veterans deal with PTSD

According to a 2013 Veterans Administration report, 1 in 4 Americans who dies is a veteran. Twenty-two veterans commit suicide daily. Many of those deaths are linked to PTSD. Though there are no statistics on how many veterans locally have committed suicide, law enforcement has told me it's more [...]

Coffee for a Cause, every Monday

Coffee for a Cause, every Monday

Costa Enterprises is launching “Coffee For A Cause” at all of their McDonald’s locations throughout Northwest Florida. For every McCafe® coffee purchased on any Monday throughout the year, they will donate 50 percent of their coffee proceeds to a different local charity each month. As [...]

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