Doorways of Northwest Florida exists to educate, advocate, and eliminate homelessness in our communities.

Hurricane Relief Information:

Due to Hurricane Michael, Doorways of NWFL does not have internet or phone access at the office, so please be patient as we will return your calls and emails as soon as we can. Many of the providers listed on our Resource Guides are not in service at this time and we will update them as soon as we have that information. 

Do you need assistance because you were homeless before or are now homeless due to Hurricane Michael? Are you located in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Homes, Jackson or Washington County?

STEP 1: Contact your insurance company if you have home owners insurance or renters insurance to begin a claim. Many may even cover Temporary Housing. 

STEP 2: Contact FEMA to see if you are eligible for assistance. FEMA can be contacted directly at 1-800-621-3362 or visit to start a claim.

STEP 3: Contact family and/or friends who may be able to assist you until you are able to get back on your feet. 

STEP 4: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY you can visit us at the Bay County Health Department on Wednesdays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM and Fridays 9:30 AM- 4:30 PM. If you resided in one of the six counties listed above or were homeless prior to Hurricane Michael, we may be able to help you. To schedule an appointment please call (850) 819-1414 from 8 AM-9 AM Wednesday or Friday. Follow this link for the official flyer: Doorways Flyer

FY 2018 CoC Competition Update:

Due to the lack of any submissions to the Ranking and Review Committee for the 2018 Competition, we will not be submitting entries for Domestic Violence (DV), Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) or Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) projects in the HUD competition this year. We would very much like to develop some projects in our Continuum of Care (CoC) and utilize the funding HUD offers to our community in the future. Please consider applying next year.  

In Spring 2019, we will hold an informational workshop related to applications for HUD Funding through the CoC for any interested community members.  More information will be sent regarding the workshop in early 2019.

Thank you all for your work in trying to eliminate homelessness in our area. 

Link:    CoC Consolidated Application

The NWFL CoC Governance Board Scoring and Ranking Committee met March 26, 2018. Congratulations to the 2018/2019 Fiscal Year Doorways sub-recipients: BASIC NWFL, Inc. and Catholic Charities.  

In Need of Assistance?

If you need emergency assistance please refer to our ‘Resources’ link at the top of the page that will direct you to our Resource Guides for each county.

Those who wish to become members of the NWFL Continuum of Care please visit the ‘Contact’ tab at the top of this page and select ‘Give Help’ to sign up to become a member. 

Doorways has been awarded the Northwest Florida CoC Lead Agency designation for next fiscal year 2017-2018.

2017 Annual Council on Homelessness Report