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A Pensacola nonprofit forced to close in April because of funding problems is reopening as part of another local nonprofit and will resume its work helping area veterans.
Panhandle Warrior Partnership, which helped veterans navigate the complicated Veterans Affairs system, is now part of Pensacola's 90Works program
90Works aims to move vulnerable populations, like the homeless or those in poverty, to self-sufficiency within 90 days, according to Executive Director Cate Jordan. The organization — located at 5139 Elmira St. in Milton — works with homeless veterans and families, child welfare and high-risk pregnant women. Its corporate office is in Pensacola and the nonprofit has offices in Fort Walton Beach and Marianna. “We decided there are seven domains required in our culture in order to be stable: housing, employment, transportation, health, safety, support and life skills,” Jordan said. 90Works starts clients on the path to stability by helping them find affordable housing. They then assist with employment to cover housing costs. Next, 90Works helps clients find transportation, whether by car or bicycle, to work. Clients can receive help accessing health care as well.Full News Story