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A Campus Changing Lives To Better Our Community!

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One Hopeful Place continues to grow from our small beginnings in 2016. Because the need doesn’t stop, neither can we. See where you can lend a hand or two.


Volunteer hours served since in 2016.

lbs of food distributed since in 2017


All profits towards hunger relief

One Hopeful Place currently houses…


Jason P.

Jason P.

Past Resident

Jason, a previous OHP participant is now in permanent housing! Before coming to OHP, Jason had been living on the streets for two years. He also lost both of his parents and had gone through a divorce. He didn’t know where to turn and fell into deep depression. Jason found himself sleeping on the doorstep at a local church in Fort Walton Beach and visiting One Hopeful Place for the Day Program and the Cold Night Shelter when the weather was 40 degrees or below.
Last winter he came to OHP to seek a warm bed, hot meals, and a shower at the Cold Night Shelter. The next morning, Donna Morgan, our Shelter Manager told Jason she had a bed open in the men’s shelter and ask him to stay. Jason was grateful and began to put his life together with the resources available and assistance from Donna and Liz. Before moving to his new house Jason got job in Fort Walton Beach and is saving for a car. He joined Champion Life Church and is looking forward to a bright future.
Kathy A.

Kathy A.

Past Resident

Another happy story of a new beginning for one of our OHP participants! “I’m on my own”, exclaimed Kathy, “when homeless, you’re just trying to get from point A to point B -just trying to survive”.
Kathy, a native to Okaloosa County Florida for 25 years, found her way to One Hopeful Place last January during Cold Night Shelter. She fell on hard times after losing her job. Kathy displays a positive outlook on her new life despite she suffers from chronic back pain and partial loss of sight. Kathy was eager to share how much Donna and Liz helped her regain her independence and move forward into permanent housing. “Donna is ‘amazing’, a ‘God send’ and Liz at Bridgeway Center worked endlessly with me to find me a home!” She went on to explain how happy she was when she arrived at her new place because they made sure it was complete with furnishings and her pantry was stocked with food. Kathy is involved volunteering at church and enjoys helping others in need.
D. Dawson

D. Dawson

Past Resident

When I first came to One Hopeful Place I was lost and did not know where to turn or where to start. Ms. Donna and Ms. Liz were so kind, considerate, and understanding. I have never seen two more compassionate people.  I’ve learned a lot about myself, my situation, and how to move forward. I have learned to handle things in a different manner since I have been here. One Hopeful Place has helped me along this path and helped me find a job at the hotel, complete my community control, and start my new life.  I love my job and my bosses. It has given me a reason for living and the desire to get my life back. My coworkers are great people and I have received praise, tips, and gifts for just being me.  I would like to continue to dedicate every free hour to help the staff at One Hopeful Place because I am thankful for the support and encouragement I have received while staying here.

Penny J.

Penny J.

Past Resident

I would like to thank One Hopeful Place for the many blessings that have been put in my life.  I was stranded in Fort Walton Beach at the end of March with no place to go.  They have provided me shelter, food, and hope.  Since then, I have found a great job working at a hotel on the island and friendship at work and shelter.  I have a new peace in my life and can look forward to the future again.

How You Can Help


As a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, we rely 100%
on grants, corporate sponsorships, fundraisers,
in-kind, and monetary donations. 


We couldn’t help those in need without your help!  Sign up on your own or gather a team and see the different ways to give your time and skills.

Collect Food & Supplies

Our facility goes through a lot of supplies and food each month. See our list of approved supplies then schedule your drop-off appointment!


Are you someone who makes connections easily? We want to talk to you about becoming an Advocate. We give you everything you need to make valuable connections for One Hopeful Place.

Our Mission

One Hopeful Place offers programs and services for those seeking self-sufficiency.

We can only achieve this hopeful goal with the help of our financial supporters and volunteers.

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We’re Partners with Bridgeway Center

Bridgeway Center is dedicated to servicing behavioral health needs, fostering low-income housing, and working to end homelessness in our communities.

One Hopeful Place is the only affordable housing campus for unaccompanied men and women in Okaloosa County with a dedicated medical service building. Licensed nursing staff make regular visits to our Wellness Center to provide health screenings, give referrals to doctors, administer seasonal vaccinations, and first-aid.

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