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History & Mission

Flagler Cares started as an informal coalition of health and human service professionals in 2013 with a goal of sharing information among members. In 2015 the first Board of Directors was elected, and Flagler Cares became a nonprofit corporation. Since that time, Flagler Cares has continued to expand its impact.

In 2020, Flagler Cares was able to quickly scale up operations to partner with United Way, Volusia Flagler County Coalition for the Homeless, and the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners to provide services and supports to Flagler families negatively impacted by COVID-19.

In July 2022, Flagler Cares announced a bold new initiative to benefit the residents of Flagler County that included a significant investment of funding and capacity building work made possible by a generous endowment from Dr. Stephen Bickel, a founding board member of Flagler Cares. That endowment has been leveraged to expand the capacity of Flagler Cares and support key partners in the community.

By working together with other established agencies, Flagler Cares hopes to create a vital, expansive social safety net that addresses virtually all the social service needs of our most vulnerable citizens, thus strengthening our community.

Mission: Flagler Cares aspires to be a driving force behind bold innovations and community improvement creating a coordinated safety net of health and social care services.

Flagler Cares is committed to:

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