OLAAT_LogoAt Community Connections of Jacksonville our mission is to heal homelessness and fight poverty one life at a time. At CCJ we take a holistic approach and offer a number of vital services; we work to address the many challenges our clients face to overcome homelessness. Our key programs: Housing, Youth Services and Workforce Readiness help families become educated, independent and removed from the cycle of poverty. Community Connections is unique in that we are a working program and our participants are held to employment requirements so that they can ultimately achieve sustainability.

Recent Posts


Kim’s Story

Kim’s biggest regret was not being able to provide for her girls. She found Community Connections after moving in and out of shelters and living on the street. Kim had no job, no place to stay, and three young daughters in tow. Kim will never forget her CCJ job coach saying, “You have the chance […]


Allie’s Story

Allie is a nine year old student in the Sable Palms after-school program. She is the youngest of five girls, and they live with their great-grandmother and sometimes up to five of their cousins. Her mother and grandmother struggle with substance abuse, have been in and out of prison, and exposed her to this dangerous […]


Cheryl’s Story

Cheryl is a 36-year-old mother with a sixteen-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. The last couple of months have not been easy for her, a recently divorced mother of two just trying to save up enough money for a security deposit. Cheryl first moved in with her grandmother, but the tiny apartment just didn’t accommodate […]