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  • Murder Mystery Fundraiser Postponed
    Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Saint Johns County, our Murder Mystery fundraising event originally scheduled for Sept. 11 has been postponed to a later to be determined date. We take the health of our community very seriously and are looking forward to seeing you all again soon! If you have purchased either an individual or group ticket you will be contacted and refunded, thank you for your understanding.
  • Join us for our Murder Mystery Party!
    Imagine, its the 1930’s in the” Golden Age” of Hollywood California. Major hits such as Gone With The Wind & Shirley Temple with Talkies now in color with Technicolor & Kodachrome! The Event will be hosted on Saturday September 11 at St. Anastasia Catholic Church’s Celebration Hall 5205 A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080 Buffet Dinner & Open Bar: Individual Ticket: $100 Table Reservation (8 persons): $1,000 Schedule: Cocktails & Appetizers: 6:00PM Dinner: 6:45PM Show: 7:05PM  Cocktail attire required.We hope to see you dressed in era! In the attached flyer are clothing recommendations.RSVP by September 5!There are limited tickets so hurry and don’t miss this charming & thrilling evening supporting Home Again St. Johns.
  • Shop at Amazon, Help Home Again
    Get something special for Dad Fathers Day is June 20th, get him something special to remind him of how special he is to you. Shopping with AmazonSmile not only gets you gets that special thing dad wants but helps support Home Again support the community suffering from homelessness. Did you Know? Home Again St. Johns is an affiliate with AmazonSmile. By setting Home Again St. Johns as your preferred organization, we will receive 0.5% of every transaction through shopping with AmazonSmile. This isn’t just for Prime Day, but all year long you can help support us by buying what you already love at Amazon. Save the date! Its that time of the year again! Amazon prime day is right around the corner. On June 21 & 22, Prime members will be able to take advantage of sales and deals on select products site-wide, from tech and small appliances to clothing, home decor and more while supporting Home Again through AmazonSmile.
  • Community Spotlight: Julie
    We want to thank Julie for sitting down and talking with us about her experience with Home Again St. Johns. Lets take a moment and listen to her story here:
  • The Year I Was Homeless
    Becky Blanton planned to live in her van for a year and see the country, but when depression set in and her freelance job ended, her camping trip turned into homelessness. In this intimate talk, she describes her experience of becoming one of America’s working homeless. You can check out more TEDTalks by visiting here.
  • Free Vaccines at Dining with Dignity
    Wildflower Healthcare is working with Sulzbacher Health to offer the “one shot” Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at Dining with Dignity on Wednesday, June 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Bridge and Granada Streets in St. Augustine. If you have any questions, please see the Wildflower Outreach Nurse at St. Francis House on Mondays 10:30-noon, Home Again St. Johns on Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m., and at Dining with Dignity on Wednesdays from 5:50-7:00 p.m.
  • 2020 Night of Lights Celebration
    Our 5th year of Celebrating the Nights of Lights on Saturday, December 5th from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Lightner Museum promises to be a festive gathering to usher in the holiday season while being mindful of our current situation. Guidelines will be closely followed to assure the safety of our guests.These uncertain times have made this major fundraiser more important than ever before. All proceeds from the Celebration of Lights event will benefit, a leading agency for homeless services in St Johns County, focused on those of our most vulnerable individuals, families, elderly, and veterans in our community.Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information about Home Again St. Johns, please contact Ellen Walden at (904) 687-6043 or her cell at (904) 501-6497. You may also email her at ellenwalden@live.com Tickets are on sale for $100 per person which includes an open bar, dinner by Gypsy Cab Co.., desserts by Raintree Restaurant, and music by 5 O’Clock Shadow. For tickets, go to http://bit.ly/HASJCelebration2020
  • St. Augustine Giving Day — Home Again St. Johns
    Today, May 6th we will be joining many non-profits to encourage generosity in support of our organizations that help others in our community in need! Those of you who wish to donate is is greatly appreciated! On this 2nd Annual St Augustine Giving Day, Home Again St Johns honors the memory of Bob Gorman. During the inaugural #StAugGivingDay, we received a very generous donation from his sister. Bob struggled with mental illness and last lived in St Augustine which is where he had a massive heart attack at 51 and passed away at 53 from congestive heart failure. He was kind, educated, and was not a drug or alcohol user. Sadly, his sister tried to find him but was unable to do so. Eventually, her niece found him through death records on ancestry.com. We all have a story and some of us have had bad luck, abuse, mental illness, homelessness and other life experiences that we may not recover from. Here at Home Again it’s about rebuilding hope and assisting them to access the resources they need to stabilize. Help us bring that hope back to them by providing us with donations to help us continue our work here! Please consider a donation of any amount between Wednesday, May 6 at 12AM until 11:59PM. Click on the link below to go to our page!https://www.staugustinegives.com/organizations/home-again-st-johns-in
  • Home Again & Covid-19
    During this unprecedented time, we are implementing a number of new safety measures based on the guidance of health officials including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. The safety and well-being of our community and staff are our top priorities and guide our decisions. What We Are Doing: At Home Again St. Johns, our Drop-In Center at 1850 SR 207 is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00-5:00 and Tuesday from 9:00-1:00. We are putting a limit on the number of people that we have in and outside of the building so we can keep some distance between everyone. We are regularly cleaning the facility and high traffic areas to maintain a clean and safe environment while following the CDC guidelines. We are currently serving dinner here on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4:15 p.m. We still offer case management, resource & referral, and assistance with applications for benefits that clients may be entitled to. We also offer laundry and showers. If you can help or need help, please call us at (904) 687-6043 How can I help Home Again during this time? Giving financially is the best way you can help Home Again St. Johns during this time. We use donations to pay for needed goods while also offering case management, resource & referral, and assistance with applications for benefits that clients may be entitled to. We also offer laundry and showers. We can always use donated goods to help ease the burden for our homeless community, please read our list of donated goods that we can use to serve our community. Federal & Government Resources Preventing & Managing the Spread of Infectious Disease for People Experiencing Homelessness Preventing & Managing the Spread of Infectious Disease Within Shelters Preventing & Managing the Spread of Infectious Disease within Encampments Resources to support people experiencing homelessness U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Non-filers Enter Payment Info Here – Economic Impact Payments General Covid-19 Guidance https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html https://floridahealthcovid19.gov https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 10 ways to manage respiratory symptoms at home Contact Tracing General Prevention International Travel Covid-19 Prevention Screening Facilities Protection, Planning & Care for Older Adults Protect Yourself in Gatherings & Crowds Social Distancing Should I get tested? Stop the Spread Symptoms of Covid-19 Traveler Info Card Kids Hand washing Print FL Department of Health Toolkit (press release with captions and ASL)
  • Community Bag Are Available at Winn-Dixie
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Home Again St. Johns Ellen Walden 1-(904)-687-6043 Director@homeagainsj.org Home Again St. Johns Celebrates Selection as a Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program Beneficiary St. Augustine, FL – Home Again St. Johns has been selected as a beneficiary of the Community Bag Program for the month of February. The Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program, which launched in February 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.  Home Again St. Johns was selected as the February beneficiary of the program by store leadership at the Winn-Dixie located at 1010 PONCE DE LEON BLVD S ST AUGUSTINE, FL 32084. Home Again St. Johns will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at this location during February, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag. “We are so excited and honored to have been chosen for this program at Winn-Dixie” said Ellen Walden, Executive Director of Home Again St. Johns. “This program will help fund our efforts to continue to offer free meals everyday, showers and laundry with referral & resource management at our Drop-in Center.” Home Again St. Johns is a non-profit based in St. Augustine, FL. Founded in 2011, Home Again St. Johns has In the past year, helped over 700 homeless men, women and children with programs targeted access to vital services focused on ending homelessness.. Learn more about Home Again St. Johns by visiting homeagainsj.org/services. For more information on the Community Bag Program, visit seg.bags4mycause.com.
  • Christmas Fundraiser — Thank You!
    On December 26, 2019 we held a fundraiser at Cafe Eleven in St. Augustine to help fund Home Again St. Johns’ Operations. Entertainment was provided by MEDICINE SPRINGS / JORDAN TICE / CORY & TYLER WALKER.  A huge thank you to all who joined us this evening, what a great way to end the year on a positive note! We will be posting more events going on in 2020 that we hope you can attend to help our community! Event Information Take a break from holiday frenzy and enjoy a night of musical excellence at the Café 11 to benefit the homeless. One of the most amazing guitarists you are likely to hear anywhere- Nashville-based JORDAN TICE will be performing. A songwriter and singer with a unique style that derives from a wide range of musical sources. Also performing will be Florida born and raised, brothers CORY & TYLER WALKER bring their world-class talents to this years event. From Tim O’Brian, Doyle Lawson, Dailey and Vincent, Mountain Heart, Ricky Skaggs, to the stage of the Ryman Auditorium, banjoist Cory Walker’s resume is truly remarkable. The beloved GATORBONE BAND rounds out the program with their homegrown Americana/Roots sound, and joining them will be their special guest SCOTT ANDERSON.One hundred percent of ticket sales will go to Home Again St Johns, an organization that has been providing counseling, education, and job hunting assistance to the County’s homeless population since 2011. The group also facilitates the Dining With Dignity Program, which coordinates churches and community groups to provide meals 365 days a year to the hungry of St Augustine. If you would like to learn more about the services we offer to the St. Johns Community or would like to donate please visit our website to learn more:
  • The St. Augustine Record — Home Again St. Johns: Our mission has not changed
    Home Again St. Johns Vice President, Mike Davis recently wrote an article featured in the St. Augustine Record. Mr. Davis & the Board clarify that Home Again St. Johns’s Mission has not changed & gives an update on the status of the Supportive Housing and Integrated Service Center.  You can read the full article below: 
  • Home Again St. Johns Fundraiser with The Medicine Springs Band
    Join us at Cafe Eleven on Thursday, December 26th at 8:00 p.m. for a night of musical excellence benefiting Home Again St. Johns! The Medicine Springs Band (formerly known at The Gatorbone Band) with Scott Anderson, Cory and Tyler Walker, and Jordan Tice will be performing. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. When: Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 8 PM – 10 PM Where: Cafe Eleven 501 A1a Beach Blvd (27.17 mi) Saint Augustine Beach, Florida 32080 More: https://www.facebook.com/events/833397203757905/
  • Thank You Celebration of Lights Sponsors & Attendees
    We had a blast  at our Celebration of Lights Fundraiser at The Government House right next to the Plaza de la Constitución. Dinner was catered by Gypsy Cab Co., we had a premium open bar, and dancing to Five O’Clock Shadow. Join us next year on Light Up Night and help support Home Again St. Johns. We want to express our gratitude to our sponsors: Platinum Level: Old Town Trolley Tours Gold Level: Heidi Eddins-Jimmerson Coquina Coast Realty Silver Level: Lions Bridge Community Development Alliance Group Bronze Level: E.S. Foxx Solutions, LLC Herbie Wiles Insurance Michael Biance Jaloram Hotels, Inc. In-Kind Sponsors: Tara Regan Interiors, Inc You can read more about our sponsors here. Sponsorships are available. For additional information contact Ellen Walden at ellenwalden@live.com
  • Free & Easy Way to Support Home Again St. Johns
    Support Home Again St. Johns when you shop at Amazon Smile! You still get the same great deals and we get 0.5% of your purchase! What is AmasonSmile? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to https://smile.amazon.com/about.
  • Celebration of Lights 2019
    Starts: November 23, 2019 5:30:00 PM Ends: November 23, 2019 10:00:00 PM The “Celebration of Lights”, held in the center of downtown St. Augustine at the Government House, is the premier “Light Up Night” event in St. Augustine. Doors open at 5:30 and the festivities go till 10 p.m. Your entry fee includes delicious fare prepared by Gypsy Cab Company, open premium bar, silent auction, and dancing in the courtyard under the lights to 5 O’Clock Shadow – the hit of last year’s inaugural party. Come experience the transformation of our beautiful City as we turn on the lights to celebrate this holiday season.  You will be in the center of the City where all the action is as we celebrate the “Nights of Lights”.Tickets are $100 per person. Sponsorships are available. For additional information contact Ellen Walden at: ellenwalden@live.com.
  • Thanks to Enactus for volunteering at the Drop-In Center
    We were able to achieve our goal! It’s all thanks to the people at Enactus who were kind enough to volunteer. The extra man power turned the tide immediately. At first we weren’t sure how we were going to accomplish this. Thanks to them, we will now be able to move all of the general meds to the shelters as we had planned. A lot of people go to these shelters in dire need of medication for usually not very serious ailments, but that can be dangerous if left untreated. It doesn’t help that some of these people are not in their best health already. Here you can learn more about it. This is a matter that we consider imperative to resolve, and we take great pride in the fact that we actively take steps to help people.
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