Daytona Homelessness

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Hungry? Out on the streets of Daytona Beach? There are people who want to help you.

STAR Center (Shelter and
Teamwork Achieves Results)
Homeless Assistance Corporation
340 North Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
:: Opens 8:15 A.M.. Volunteers serve hot meals at 11:30 A.M., averaging 250 per day. Clothing, winter blankets, hot showers, shelter, and employment assistance is available.

Circle of Love Center
498 South Yonge Street
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
:: Food and clothing for the very needy:
Tue-Fri, 9-11 A.M.

Stewart-Marchman Center
Detoxification Services
1200 Red John Road
Daytona Beach FL, 32124
888-516-2296 / 386-947-1473
:: Helps addicts accept and recognize their problem, cut off their chemical dependencies, and sustain their new, drug-free state. Also:
:: Women Assisting Recovering Mothers
129 Michigan Avenue
Daytona Beach FL, 32114
:: Adolescent Residential Program
3875 Tiger Bay Road
Daytona Beach FL, 32124

65% of Volusia County’s homeless have mental or substance abuse problems.

Halifax Urban Ministries
215 Bay Street
Daytona Beach FL, 32122
:: For emergencies, HUM provides “feed-a-family bags” for individuals or families and financial assistance for rent or utilities. Hot showers, laundry, and shelter are available. Traveler’s aid helps stranded transients return to their families. Offices in Ormond, New Smyrna, and Port Orange; call for addresses.

Catholic Charities Families
Emergency Assistance Program
207 White Street
Daytona Beach FL, 32114
:: Bags of food given out Mon-Fri, 12:30-4:30 P.M., plus bus tokens for those seeking employment or going to a government agency.

35% of the homeless are working, yet 43% have not had a home in the past year.

Salvation Army
1555 L.P.G.A. Boulevard
Daytona Beach FL, 32117
:: Spiritual and material help,
Mon-Fri, 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

The Basilica of Saint Paul
317 Mullally Street
Daytona Beach FL, 32114
:: Provides Salvation Army and ID vouchers, bus tokens, referrals for clothes and food, and prescription assistance.

There are 2700 homeless in Volusia County.

Victim Advocate Office
250 North Beach Street
Daytona Beach FL, 32114
:: Supports victims of violent personal or domestic abuse by providing shelter, food, clothing, counseling, and restitution assistance. Mon-Fri, 8 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

American Legion Post #6
1087 Biscayne Blvd.
DeLand FL, 32724
:: Housing, utilities, food, and clothing to veterans and their families.

23% of Volusia County’s homeless are veterans.

WIC: Women, Infants, and Children
1845 Holsonback Drive
Daytona Beach FL, 32117
New Smyrna: 386-424-2074
DeLand: 386-822-6223
Deltona: 386-860-7150
:: Federal food vouchers and education for the impoverished at nutritional or medical risk. Mon-Thu 7:30 A.M.-5 P.M., Fri 7:30-12:30.

46% of fatherless families with children under five live in poverty.

Daytona Rescue Mission
425 Ridgewood Avenue
Holly Hill FL, 32117
:: Gives hot meals Tue/Wed/Thu/Sun; food baskets and clothing Mon/Fri/Sat, following 10 A.M. church service.

Visit your local library for more addresses and resources.

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39 thoughts on “Daytona Homelessness

  1. Is there anyone out there to help the homeless? I see lots of pain here and no one is offering to help. We have homeless children on the streets….we should reach out asap to help. Tell me how to help!

  2. :question: They say the homeless is not a crime, But they still will put you in jail for sleeping in the woods.

  3. I know its a far stretch from Florida, but my mom and I just started a non-profit called Wilderness Retreats For Vets in our Alaska wilderness home. We are currently housing a Vietnam vet whose house burned down, while we are trying to help him get the necessary grants to rebuild his home. Once he has moved on, we will be able to assist someone else. We have very limited funding, so we can only assist one or two people at a time. Our program is for low income veterans, drug and alcohol free, non-violent, and must like animals. Bonus points if we can find an aircraft mechanic! If you are intrigued by life in Alaska, read Forty Years in the Wilderness, written by my mother Dolly Faulkner, it is available on amazon. Good luck out there!

  4. Do you need help and Would you like to work from home and earn $600 for each transaction completed.It is simply providing a cash courier service for our accounts receivable department.Sharpnack Chevrolet Buick is offering opportunities to qualified applicants for a part-time job.Contact;

    Mrs Kristy Lewellen.

    • You are advertising for a dealership in Willard, Ohio on a homeless website serving Daytona Beach, FL. You have a phone that has a Colorado area code and an email address with a Singapore domain. All very suspicious.

  5. I am reaching out for help. i am healthy and dependable. I love working. ihave been homeless for a while my mother just took me in. I have been unemployed for 2 yrs.. I dont drink and dont drug. I am a cook by trade. I am capable of any work. Looking for real opportunity. Hopefully full time. One real job is all I ned to be successful again.I have worked all my life.I have over 30+ yrs. in the restaurant industry. I am not giving a sob story I am simply reaching out for help. I want a real life again.386-383-6328

  6. Hello, I am new to Daytona Beach and desperately need employment. The computer world is literally starving my husband and I to death. I am drug and alcohol free. I have worked for 25 years and have never been unemployed. My husband is sick, very sick and has been denied SS and no longer has any of the medication he needs including his Oxygen tank that we had to turn in because with no way to pay for it we had no choice. I am looking for any kind of work, I have resume, and literally and as many references as you would like. I am very serious and am losing faith in this community.
    I have been selling personal possessions and art work to survive, but I am unable to pay my electric bill this month. Very worried. PLEASE someone answer me. Thank you Lee Green.

  7. Well I’m a 29 year old mother of a 3 bout to be 4 year old little girl her dad is working in ormand beach at a resort he just started and we are trying tobfind a cheap place to move right now we staying with family and have to bee out soon and we ar out of food cometely so if anyone could elp or no of any places id appricate it

  8. i just need a job to pay my home and electric 485 a month can someone help me plese i will work for just my bills ..thank u god bless u

  9. Hello everyone, and my God bless all in need be patient as everyone has their time of glory. Only if you are rightious with yourself and with others. Share no blam, and judge no one. Your time will come:)
    Well my challenge is that I have 4 children ages ranging from 19,17,12,3 yrs old. I have been in a relationship for 18 yrs. I now would like to break free from the control and barriers that are holding me back.
    I have been an advocate for Minneapolis, MN communities for 14 yrs.I now have moved to Florida and live in Ormond beach I would like to know if anyone is looking for a strong communicator, a strong leader, and someone who understand what it takes to maintain residental properties. I am looking for a job being a caretaker for residental properties in return rent would be free. I then can start to really focus on my mission to creating a agencyr that will meet all your needs for all the services that has been mention. I understand everyone and all and your struggles trust me I have been there. But I believe that if you KEEP striving and when the doors close another one will open as they have for me. I am blessed and so are you. Soon we shall have the wisdom and the understanding to become financially stable, but you have to beleive that you are serving a mighty God. Things not great with my home front, and I working through temp services at this moment, but I do everything with my head held high and a smile in my heart. I’M ALIVE, I’M HEALTHY, and my kids no that I will never give up. Let me know if you need a caretaker or no someone who needs one who’s clean with 3 children, my 19 yr old have to get his own place lolo who are good people then email me @


  10. Hello

    I just moved from Jacksonville, FL. Due to the fact I lost my job and could not afford the rent and did not have enough for security deposit Plus rent. Me and my 3 children have been staying in motels and our car. My family is in Ind so it’s just me and children here. I just need a reasonable place to stay because I have a very good work history. Just need a chance. Willing to work for room and broad or someone to work with me on the deposit. Please give me some direction. God Bless

  11. i am a 24 year old mother to a 3 yearold son ive went thru a ruff past 3 year struggling with addiction and a verbal/kindaphysical abusive relationship with my sons father. i just got out of a detox center 3 days ago and i cant find a inpatient rehab that desnt cost anything or isnt months waiting list i dont have a job and im staying with my mom for right now but im really looking to get on my own 2 feet for once with my son. my mom doesnt need the stress of me staying with her and we dont really get along and i cant get into a depressed state of mind seeing i am an addict. i really need the tools to get my life on track for my son and i but im not sure where to start or where to go from here i really wanted to go to project w.a.r.m in daytona but there is no openings im lost plz help any ecouragment or knowledge of anykind would help. call or text 386 868-9729 my phone will be on untll the 14 of next month or email

  12. hi, i accidentally came across this site while looking for a part time job. i would love to feed about 10-20 people. the problem is i can only do it on a sat between 11am and 1pm. once a month.l local daytona bch not over the bridge or on beachstreet. my vehicle is not the great. what do you think. most place do not allow you to feed in the public.

  13. I posted it with out meaning to but as I was saying I googled churches that gives out food and you came up. as I sat back and read everyone’s comments I was trying to figure out why exactly did your Site come up when I searched food.I need help not a photo gallery not saying that you’re pictures arent good because.they are beautiful but this shouldn’t come up when people are looking for help. When you have your child say mama when you going food shopping Im hungry and being a mother and saying im sorry baby I don’t have a job anymore I don’t know when we can go food shopping again really hurts. And as I was searching for churches that give out food and your website came up it angered me. I dont understand why youd have comment boxes for homelessness considering your not able to help people through these hard times. Do you sit back reading it and say thank God this isn’t my problem or what? Im really not trying to be mean but I don’t feel its right.

    • Im sure im not the only person who feels this way. It just seems that if you want to put a comment box for homelessness in daytona youd be able to help or have recommendations to someone or a place that does help. This is my first time ever trying to get help with food and assistance from the government its harder than you’d think and a constant struggle. Maybe you should put some links on here that will take people to pages that offer assistance because what I googled and what I found was the complete opposite.

  14. Hello…my name is amanda I am a single mother with a 5 yr old daughter. I recently lost my job at Gators because I took home 10 wings and some mac n cheese. I have no family here whatsoever and my daughters father hasn’t seen her in years. I don’t receive child support nor goverment assitance. I applied for food stamps and they said up to 30 days before I recieve them. We would be dead from starvation by then. But I googled hurches that .

  15. I know someone who is in desparate times and has 1 more day before back on the streets and will be sleeping the beach – this has happened in the past and I believe to be suicidal. He is 45 years old and is quite willing to work – has been rejected many times from jobs – he is good with carpentry, maintenance etc although he does nto have any certifications. The last job he almost had doing maintenance and landscaping let him go the first day as they said a bicycle was not reasonable transportation.
    Please help –
    N Cantwell

  16. To whom ever can assist me. I am a 30 yr old male who was trying to save money so i can live close to my son in daytona. My home was recently broken into and all my money was stolen. I have waited to long to make this move my son is now 4. I am considering just moving there eventho i have no money of a home can you please let me know if there is a shelter that would accomodate a single male. please any information would be much appreciated.

  17. I am a clean and sober christian an honorable discharged Iraqi vetren who is starting school in Daytona in January, My wife and two kids are with Family back in Oregon and I am virtually broke as I have sent remainer of money supporting them. I am an aircraft technician by nature I am willing to provide my able hands for labor for some shelter until the school ball gets rolling. I am Looking for a place with someone who knows God and understands his grace,mercy and peace. Please help if you can and God Bless You.I am good with people and animals and have a since of humor about myself.

    In his Grip,

    ps feel free to leave a message at 407-256-8307 or e-mail me at
    I am going to be looking for work as soon as I arrive in Daytona,my bags are packed here and need to leave ASAP.

    • Please call Joe Paul about the Fresh Start for Men Program at Daytona State college. He can assist you with finding work or going back to school. 386-506-3982

  18. I am not from florida, I came here for work. The guy that I was working for decided he wasn’t going to pay me after the job was completed, and there is nothing I can do to get him to pay. I didn’t have much money when I got here, and now I have less than that. Now I am flat broke, but do have transportation as of right now. I am single male mid 40’s and no family and friends to help. I don’t drink or do drugs. I am a highly skilled marine mechanic, electrician, and highly skilled in computer/network setup and repair. The problem – over 40 and two – do not have the certification to back up my skills. I sold most of all my computer tools and parts just to live for a week and now I am probably going to end up selling my other tools just to eat as I am living in my truck at the moment. I am seriously contemplating doing something stupid just to get locked up for awhile. I’m sure prison can’t be as hard as living on the street in this economy. If anyone has an idea to help me out I would GREATLY appreciate it. Thanks, Scottie

  19. i need help.i have a friend who’s homeless,can;t find a job,don;t have family only me.i dont know where to get help for him.some places that can help him charge a good amount of money which he does not have.please any information will be appreciated.

    • i’m in the same position. Stick by his side. It’s probably not his fault. Some people are targeted by a seriously tough group of people. Try to find him someone else he can rent with and get help with. Maybe three homeless people together on dss to rent a place. It’s awful. Just try and relax.

  20. hello my name is patrick i been living in daytona beach for a year i am out of work looking to work to care for my elder sister she is handi cap my job quil,are i have a state certified licenses mechanic from pa. for over 20 years i have a fl cdl licenses class a i am looking to learn anything new if anyone could help me get back to work, please call me at 2675977583

  21. Hi,

    I am not homeless yet and I don’t want to be but it is not healthy at my house and the longer I stay there, the more suicidal I feel. I am not being physically abused or anything like that, it’s hard to explain, but I know that I can’t stay there much longer. I have to get out and in times like these when there are so many other people that are in much more dire need than I, I also feel selfish for not being able to put up with what I have and just deal with it. I think it’s because I have dealt with it for so many years and now I have reached the breaking point. Anyway, I noticed that most of the posted help for the homeless does not specifically mention “shelter” and so many are geared towards entire families or those that are abused or have drug/alcohol related issues, none of these pertaiin to me. Am I destined to either stay put and end up over the edge or roam around the streets with no place to go. I don’t know what to do or where to go. I don’t have family that can help and I don’t want to impose where I know I am not wanted but just tolerated just because I am family. All of my family lives several states from here. Can anyone offer me any advice that will actually make me feel at ease please? I need some kind of hope. Right now I feel like I am in deep trouble and can’t find a way out. I don’t do drugs or alcohol. I’m not weird or anything. I’m an adult citizen, I am employable. I’m just a little lost right now.

    • Why don’t you try the Star Family Shelter? The number is 252-9400 They are located at 340 North Street in Daytona Beach. One last thing, Trust God with everything in your life. He has a plan for you if you just pray and ask him what it is and trust him. You may not get your answer right away but he is faithful. God Bless

      • I know a group who is much bigger and much more evil than GOD. I wish what you wrote was true.

  22. My husband and I have just moved to Daytona from WV recently to be reunited with my mother and 2 children. We were staying with her until we were able to find apt/house us and the children preferably still close to her home. However she had some financial difficulty and lost everything from clothes to our home. Right now we have been bouncing from hotel to hotel for the past 2 wks. We need help!!! Not only is this expensive but rough for the kids. We haven’t the money for both rent and deposit. As it is we are scraping for food. I’ve now found places to get food yet being in hotels it’s hard to cook. She’s a retired disabled school teacher and my children are 14 and 11. If anyone has ANY suggestions or can help in ANY way please contact us. My email is We’d greatly appreciate anything.

    Thank You and God Bless,
    Angela Knight

    PS My husband is also looking for employment. Restaurant work is his background mostly.

  23. I am about to become homeless,and want to know where to get help or a place to stay until I get back on my feet.I do not have a alcohol or drug problem.I have just fell on some hard times,due to being unemployed,and no money.I am willing to work to help pay for my housing.I do have medical issues which are being taken care of.I am from the Ormond Beach,Fl area.Thanks for any help you could give me.

    • I am in the UK and here there are hostels for single homeless people. I don’t know if this is the case in the states but I would have thought a wealthy country such as your would provide accommodation for it’s citizens who are unemployed. Another way would be to maybe get a residential job, you do not mention what field of work you are in.
      If you have references you could look after the elderly and live in or become a home help.In this day and age when so many have so much and so many have so little ,the balance needs to be redressed.
      If you can afford it put an ad in the local paper and request work living in and explain that you are flexible and willing to work for your keep. Hope that helps a bit and Good luck !

      • also if you go to a religious institution ie catholic church they will often help with accommodation, albeit not longterm.

  24. Hello my name is pam and Im going to be homeless in acouple weeks, Im disabled only because i need medical help for nerve damage to the back and hip…Since i know all this actually before it happens can u advise me on where to go or what to do not to be homeless or out on the streets..Im a young women and the thoughts of going out there is scary and I dont think I would survive…Can you help??? :help:

  25. richeard we need to talk, send me an email and i will fill you in on what we are planning and see if you would like to help.


  26. Moving to Daytona Beach on Jan 31st 2011 and needed some info on places to go to get help when I get there. I’m homeless, but not because of drugs or alcohol, just a seies of unfortunate events. I hope to find employment when I get there! This was very helpful. Thank you!!!!

  27. I have a ton of boy 3t-4t clothing and some mens and womens clothing I want to donate. I want to give it to people that need it. I dont like the Salvation Army because people have to buy stuff if they want it. Where can I donate the clothing for the needy? :smile: Thank you

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