The Foundation - Davenport, FL

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Polo Park
Davenport, FL 33897
: 863-250-4357
: https://www.zephyrusfoundation.org

REVIEWS: 2

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    2019-10-30 17:52:09
    Do not bother calling or going to this shelter unless you are serious. During my time at this shelter. I seen about 45 people come in 1 days. Some of them kicked out in a few min, some kicked out in a few hours, some kicked out in a few days. All due to their own fault. The operator of this shelter means business. If you are not willing to get your life together, he is not willing to allow you to stay there a second longer. But if you are willing to get your life together, he will do everything he can to get you back on track. The Shelter Director drove me to the DMV so that I can get a replacement ID. As we were walking in, he asked me if I knew how to drive a car. I said yes. Then he asked me "Want a drivers license instead of an ID?" Of course I said yes. He handed me the keys to my his own personal car and said, good cause I scheduled you a drivers test this morning. You test starts in 10 min. I took the drivers test, and passed, he paid for my license and now I have a license. I was able to get a job through one of the company's the shelter partner's with, and since I now have a license, I was able to rent a car after I got my 1st check. He even helped me get my own place, and negotiated with the landlord to work with me on the deposit. This guy was great. He took me from homeless, to now living in my own place. His program is not easy, and he is very demanding. However at the end I understood why. His program is designed to simulate life and teach you how to deal with the random events that occur in life, he puts you in the drivers seat to make the correct choice. Make the wrong choice, your out of the shelter and off the property in less than 45 seconds. If you truly want to go from homeless and no job to living in your own place with a job in less than 60 days. Call this shelter. This shelter is a blessing.
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    2018-12-30 09:45:09
    They are an amazing shelter. There are a few hoops to jump through and they are not easy, but they do them to make sure you are actually serious about getting you life back together and not just looking for a free place to sleep and free meals. I did everything they requested as part of their program. In less than 5 months I moved out of the shelter, and into my own apartment with a full-time job. They did everything for me. Helped me get an ID card, Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Bank Account, and job references. The jobs were guaranteed as long as I was a part of their program.

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Per the shelter. See the bold text below:
THIS IS A MALE ONLY SHELTER. FEMALES DO NOT CALL UNLESS YOU ARE REQUESTING INFORMATION FOR A MALE. THIS IS NOT A SHELTER FOR CHILDREN. READ THE DESCRIPTION BEFORE CALLING OR YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DENIED ENTRY FOR NOT READING. WE WILL ASK YOU A QUESTION THAT IS ANSWERED IN THE DESCRIPTION TO VERIFY. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION SO WE CAN RUN YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK BEFORE GIVING THE ADDRESS TO THE SHELTER. THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF ANY INDIVIDUALS ALREADY AT THE SHELTER. IF SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION AND PASSING A BACKGROUND CHECK IS AN ISSUE, THEN THIS IS NOT THE SHELTER FOR YOU.

Hours: Open 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM MONDAY - FRIDAY We have a shelter that accepts homeless individuals who can pass background checks and drug test only. We provide a tent on the property as shelter to start. If you prove worthy, you will be offered a bed indoors. Not only do we provide you shelter, but we provide you vocational training, and the opportunity to accept and full time or contracted position if you successfully pass training. We require you to enroll into our work program and be offered a full time position or contracted position to stay past 3 days. We require individuals seeking shelter submit to a phone interview, background check and drug test before we will allow any individual to enter the property.



Volunteers Requests by The Foundation: People who can transport homeless individuals to the shelter, as well as take them to government offices.


Donation Requests by The Foundation: Food, Water, Clothes, Computers, Keyboards, Monitors


Shelter Information Last Update Date: 2020-02-01

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