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Assistance with rent bills necessities employment business living food health safety

COAD works to help Charlotte County residents during times of hardship and disaster.  Agencies and organizations work together all across Charlotte County to keep our community safe and healthy.

Need

*Please note that due to the high volume of financial assistance applications you may not be assigned a staff member for 2-3 weeks.

Financial Assistance

Are you experiencing financial difficulties?

Click here to apply for financial assistance

COVID-19 Testing

Interested in scheduling a COVID-19 test in Charlotte County?

Click here for COVID-19 Test Scheduling

About

Community Organizations Active in a Disaster (COAD)

COAD is a group of Charlotte County community organizations, working together during a disaster to provide coordination of services to ensure that unmet needs are addressed, provide financial assistance and supplies, and to share knowledge and resources with Charlotte County residents during a disaster.  COAD members include faith-based, non-profits, volunteer groups, and government agencies.

The goal of COAD is to expedite information and assistance between the partnering agencies and those in need of assistance.  For specific information regarding how to protect yourself from COVID-19 or what to do if you think you are sick, visit the CDC's COVID-19 website.  For Florida specific information regarding COVID-19, visit Florida Health's website.

Recent

Season of Sharing gives mother of three confidence that she can ‘survive next week’

For the last seven years, Angelica Solivan’s job has been to help families in North Port find support through programs as a social worker.

She never thought she would find herself in need of those same community support services one day.

Once the COVID-19 pandemic began to shutter businesses and schools, the day she would need to ask for help came not long after. As a caseworker to 17 families, Solivan said it was as if she forgot she could be eligible for help, too.

Through a combined sum from Season of Sharing and federal CARES Act dollars, Solivan was able to pay three months of rent in June, July and September and a Florida Power & Light bill. The help allowed her a break from the constant worrying, she said, after nearly six months of wondering how she could financially get by for another month.

“I was able to breathe a little bit. I felt like I was drowning, and I was able to put my head just a little bit above water,” Solivan said.

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UPS Seasonal Hiring is Beginning!

SEASONAL HIRING IS BEGINNING, SO MAKE SURE YOUR EMPLOYFLORIDA ACCOUNT IS UP TO DATE OR PLEASE CREATE ONE. ALSO, PLEASE COMPLETE THE BACKGROUND PORTION IN YOUR EMPLOYFLORIDA PROFILE. INSTRUCTIONS ARE ATTACHED.

• EMAIL MICHELE ([email protected]) TO REQUEST A REFERRAL FOR:
• JOB #11268930-Driver Helpers/Package Handlers-$14.50
• JOB #11269543-UPS Drivers and Personal Vehicle Drivers-$21.00 (PVD-plus .45 cents mileage reimb.)
• JOB #11269543-Golf Cart Drivers-$14.50
• BRING (2) FORMS OF ID WHEN YOU ARE SCHEDULED TO COME IN FOR ONBOARDING. YOU WILL BE GIVEN A DAY AND TIME FROM RASHEKA- UPS SEASONAL RECRUITER.

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CARES Act Individual Assistance Application Deadline Oct. 31

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Oct. 9, 2020) – The CARES Act individual assistance application deadline is Oct. 31.

Charlotte CARES offers individual financial assistance to residents who have suffered financial crisis due to COVID-19. The Community Organizations Active in Disaster has been offering online access to assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities and other needs since March 17, 2020 with Charlotte County Human Services processing applications submitted through the COAD website www.coadfl.org and the Gulf Coast Partnership assisting with unmet needs.

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Website

These statistics represent website traffic for COAD Florida.  To view up to date statistics regarding COVID-19, visit The Florida Department of Health's COVID-19 dashboard.

Assistance Applications

18,726
Number of times the COVID-19 Application Assistance page has been accessed.

COVID-19 Testing

14,273
Number of visits to the COVID-19 test scheduling page.

COVID-19 Screening

28,675
Number of times the COVID-19 screening page has been accessed.

People

41,840
New and returning visitors that have had at least one engagement with our website.

Engagement

66,240
Engagement is measured by the number of times a user actively engaged with our site.

Interactions

147,608
Interactions are measured by counting the total number of pages that people visit.

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