Dave's House

5051 North Lane, Orlando, Florida 32808
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Dave’s House is Central Florida’s leading provider of affordable permanent supportive housing for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) and co-occurring disabilities. Founders Lin and Ron Wilensky personally funded the two first Dave’s House homes in 2008 and established Dave’s House as a 501c3 non-profit organization in 2009. Working with partners at the local, state and federal levels, the non-profit develops homes based upon innovative and effective best practice models. These housing models combine a solid foundation of affordable and stable housing, accompanied by managed mental health care, provided by behavioral health service partners. Dave’s House also coordinates with other well-being service providers to assist residents. Dave’s House has developed nine single site homes in Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Fairfax, Virginia, as well as multiple Dave’s Housing First homes, providing permanent supportive housing for over 100 individuals who are living productive lives in an atmosphere of mental wellness, safety and stability.