First Lady Casey DeSantis Hosts a Women of Faith Breakfast Reception to Discuss Hope Florida
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ~ On Tuesday, First Lady Casey DeSantis welcomed female faith leaders from across Florida into the Governor's Mansion to discuss her Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity initiative. The initiative, created by First Lady DeSantis and implemented by the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, utilizes 'Care Navigators' to guide Floridians on an individualized path to prosperity and economic self-sufficiency.

The 'Care Navigators' are essential in helping individuals identify their unique and immediate barriers to prosperity, develop long-term goals, map out a strategic plan, and work to ensure all sectors of the community have a 'seat at the table' to be a key part of the solution. In addition, they help identify and organize opportunities for Floridians who wish to help their neighbors by connecting community members, including Florida seniors, with volunteer and mentorship opportunities.

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First Lady Casey DeSantis expressed her gratitude for the faith-based communities in supporting their neighbors in need. She said that through Hope Florida's partnership with CarePortal, there has been a tremendous response from faith leaders across the state not only in filling immediate needs but also embracing those individuals and personally helping them get back on their feet.

Governor's Liaison for Faith and Community Erik Dellenback was also present at the event. He said it was an honor to be with these amazing women of faith from across the state as First Lady Casey DeSantis shared how her Hope Florida Initiative is connecting some of our most vulnerable populations with Florida's faith institutions which stand ready to help. He expressed his gratitude for the authentic leadership of First Lady Casey DeSantis that is moving the needle for how we elevate the already incredible work being done by our churches and faith and community institutions.

Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity is designed to break down traditional community silos in order to maximize support and uncover opportunities for Floridians on their path towards economic self-sufficiency. To learn more about this initiative or its sister program Hope Florida – A Pathway to Purpose click here.

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