Our Mission

The mission of One Hopeful Place is to be the front door into permanent housing and to end the cycle of homelessness of those experiencing housing loss in Okaloosa County.

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Success Stories & Testimonials

One Hopeful Place has helped roughly 200 persons experiencing homelessness get off the street since 2018. Of those 200 individuals, 65% have gone on to find permanent housing accommodations. (as of 2021)


"OHP has been wonderful to me, because of them I've been completely sober for over a year now. I lived on the street as a quadriplegic..."


"I was once married for over 20 years, I have children and grandchildren. I've worked construction for 35+ years and when the economy tanked a few years back, that's when my problems started..."


"My time at OHP was a challenge at first. Once I focused on why I was there in the first place, I was able to achieve all of my goals. If you are serious...

Learn More About One Hopeful Place

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22% of Okaloosa County students live below the poverty line, while 533 are actually classified as homeless.

Okaloosa County cold night shelters average about 100 people per night, and most of those are families/grandmothers, not the “guys on the street.”

Approximately 14% of the homeless in Okaloosa County are veterans.

There were a total of 176 households counted as homeless in January 2015. 110 of these households contained minor children; 31 households were youth not accompanied by an adult.