FLprocolamation.htm    Posted January 6, 2008    Return to DSM homepage

State of Florida

Charlie Crist


WHEREAS, there are over 60,000 persons in Florida on any given night who are homeless and have no place of their own to sleep; and

WHEREAS, homelessness can affect everyone but especially families, children, our military veterans, persons with mental illness, persons with disabilities, and those persons with substance problems; and

WHEREAS, homelessness creates a large demand on the state's social and economic resources; and

WHEREAS, government programs alone have been unable to solve the problem; and

WHEREAS, the causes of homelessness are numerous and complex, requiring individually tailored services; and

WHEREAS, the solution of the issue of homelessness requires that all citizens become involved in helping their neighbors in need through the donation of their time, talents and resources; and

WHEREAS, it is important that all of the residents of the State of Florida are given the opportunity to be safely housed and healthy;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charlie Crist, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing January 2008 as Help the Homeless Month.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand 
and caused the Great Seal of the State of Florida to be 
affixed at Tallahassee, the Capital, this 29
day of December, in the year two thousand seven.

(Signed)Charlie Crist


THE CAPITOL Tallahassee, Florida 32399 (850) 488-2272 fax (850) 922-4292