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Our Mission

AWARENESS AND ASSISTANCE FOR THE HOMELESS IN OUR COMMUNITY

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Streets of Paradise is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization co-founded by community organizer Greg Cruz.

We are an outreach and awareness initiative dedicated to providing comfort to the homeless and at-risk communities through no-cost street access to basic necessities of life, and facilitating access to rapid rehousing and other social services through our membership in the Continuum of Care for Sarasota and Manatee counties.

SOP in the Media

Shower Day Shutdown: City of Sarasota Sidelines Streets of Paradise

Shower Day Shutdown: City of Sarasota Sidelines Streets of Paradise

The official word came down during a nearly hour-long zoom meeting on August 25th. Streets of Paradise would no longer […]
Coronavirus Florida: Organizations still help homeless during stay-at-home order

Coronavirus Florida: Organizations still help homeless during stay-at-home order

SARASOTA — Three weeks ago Bill English was a ride supervisor at the Belle City Amusements and excited to finish […]
Donations Sought for Local Charity “Streets of Paradise” in Sarasota

Donations Sought for Local Charity “Streets of Paradise” in Sarasota

Streets of Paradise (SoP) is currently seeking donations. For those unfamiliar with the organization, Streets of Paradise is a registered 501(c)(3) […]
If you’re lucky to find affordable housing, then what? Solutions are out there

If you’re lucky to find affordable housing, then what? Solutions are out there

Erin Smith and her young son will spend Christmas in their first Bradenton home after spending nearly four months on […]

Stories From The Street

Shower Day Shutdown: City of Sarasota Sidelines Streets of Paradise

Shower Day Shutdown: City of Sarasota Sidelines Streets of Paradise

The official word came down during a nearly hour-long zoom meeting on August 25th. Streets of Paradise would no longer […]
Come What May

Come What May

March and April were busy beyond belief for Streets of Paradise (SoP) volunteers.  So much was accomplished in such a […]
Moving Forward:  On the Road to Shower Day Celebrations

Moving Forward: On the Road to Shower Day Celebrations

What does a hot shower mean to YOU? Sure, combined with essential personal hygiene items, it can provide one with […]
Homelessness in Sarasota: the story of Steve Novia

Homelessness in Sarasota: the story of Steve Novia

Steve Novia’s first housewarming gift was a heart made out of Hot Tamales. “Baby, You’re my Hot Tamale when we are […]

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