Gulf Coast Partnership

Together We Can Prosper.

Through capacity building, partnership, and technology, the GCP brings service programs together, while focusing limited community resources on the most vulnerable populations living in the community.

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Those in need

The Gulf Coast Partnership's mission is to facilitate community-wide initiatives to understand community needs, identify and implement best practices to meet those needs, and to raise the quality of life for all residents.


Nominate Outstanding Community Leaders Year-Round!

At Gulf Coast Partnership, we believe in the power of individuals, community service providers, employers, and educational institutions to make a lasting impact on the lives of Charlotte County's most vulnerable populations.
We invite you to be a part of recognizing and celebrating those exceptional community leaders who go above and beyond to enhance our community.

Who can you nominate?
Individuals & Service Providers: Heroes among us who dedicate their time, passion, and resources to uplift the vulnerable.
Employers: Charlotte County businesses fostering a culture of compassion, community support, and workforce development.
Educational Institutions: Charlotte County learning hubs making a difference by creating opportunities for all.

Why Nominate?
Your nomination shines a spotlight on those making a difference, inspiring others to contribute and building a network of compassionate leaders.
Click the button below to submit your nominations and share inspiring stories of those making a positive impact in Charlotte County.
Together, we can create a community where everyone thrives!

Nominate a Community Leader Today!


together we
can grow

Youth Action Board

Empowering Our Youth

February 28, 2024
Gulf Coast Partnership (GCP) is deeply committed to youth empowerment and leadership development, recognizing the pivotal role that young individuals play in shaping the future of our community. Our organization places a strong emphasis on fostering an environment that not only addresses the immediate needs of young people but also empowers them to become leaders and advocates for positive change. As a YHDP community, it is through targeted programs and initiatives, that GCP actively engages with youth, providing them with opportunities to develop essential leadership skills, cultivate a sense of civic responsibility, and contribute meaningfully to society. We believe in equipping young minds with the tools and resources needed to overcome challenges, pursue education and employment opportunities, and ultimately emerge as confident leaders who can inspire and lead others toward a brighter future. By investing in our youth, GCP is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of leaders who will contribute to building a stronger, more resilient community.

You are not alone.

A new era in innovative programs and services have been developed to assist those recovering from economic recession, targeting families and individuals who are looking for a way out of homelessness. Charlotte County is a community committed to permanent change, leading homeless and extremely low-income households to sustainability.
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together we
can provide


Your kind donations go a long way

Giving is not just about making a donation, it's about making a difference. Your generous contribution goes beyond financial support; it provides life-altering help for those who need it most.

By donating, you directly impact the lives of homeless Veterans, youth in need, struggling individuals and families, and those fleeing the horrors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Your support is the beacon of hope that guides them towards safety, stability, and a brighter future.

With your assistance, we can provide crucial services that offer a lifeline to those facing unimaginable challenges. Together, we can create a community where everyone has the opportunity to rebuild their lives and find renewed hope.

Thank you for being a part of this transformative journey. Your support truly changes lives.
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"Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference."


Frequently asked questions

Answers to the most common questions we get

I’m behind on my rent and don’t want to be evicted. What can I do?

For financial assistance with rent, electricity, and water at:

St. Vincent de Paul at 25200 AirportRoad, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00am – 12:00pm (you must arrive by 11:00am) Call (941) 575-0767 before you go in person to ensure you have the list of required documents.
The Salvation Army Port Charlotte at 2120 Loveland Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL33980 for assistance with electricity bills (you will be required to show a Disconnection Notice from FPL and a Valid Photo Identification). Phone (941)629-3170.

I’m homeless and need a place to sleep. Where do I go?

Call or Visit: Charlotte County Homeless Coalition Shelter located at 1476 Kenesaw St, Port Charlotte, FL 33948 or call (941) 627-4313
Call or Visit:
Jesus Loves You Ministries located at 1734 Cedarwood St, Port Charlotte, FL 33948 or call (941) 979-5232
Gulf Coast Partnership at (941) 626-0220
I’m under 25 and my parents said I have to get out of the house. I don’t know what to do.
Chris Oester at the Gulf Coast Partnership at (239) 910-4716 or email

I don’t feel safe where I’m staying. Who can help me?

Call: If you are in immediate danger Dial 9-1-1
Center for Abuse & Rape Emergencies (C.A.R.E.) 24-hour Crisis Hotline (941) 627-6000
Gulf Coast Partnership at (941) 626-0220

I’m a previously homeless youth and I want to make an impact in my community but don’t know how.

Email: Lex Damm-Loring at to learn more about Charlotte County’s Youth Action Board.