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.
Assistance with rent bills necessities employment business living food health safety
*Please note that due to the high volume of financial assistance applications you may not be assigned a staff member for 2-3 weeks.
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.
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.
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.
Come to the “contact-less” drive-through food drive Friday, October 23rd at the Charlotte Community Foundation, 227 Sullivan St. in Punta Gorda.
Help make this drive successful, collect from your friends and neighbors and bring a carload of donations!
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.
October 22nd, 2020
Fresh produce, dairy, and meats available free to the community.
Franz Ross Park
19333 Quesada Avenue Port Charlotte, FL 33948
All Drivers are requested to wear masks.
For more information, visit www.COADFL.org
Tax season will be here before you know it.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free tax preparation services to individuals and families making $66,000 or less.
VITA saves you the cost of paid tax preparation and helps you claim all the tax credits available to you.
Plan to schedule your VITA appointment as early as February.