Community & Services

Great Oaks Village Helps Children in Foster Care Establish New Roots

For 93 years, Orange County has been home to Great Oaks Village (GOV), one of the most historic residential foster group homes for children and young adults in the state. Located just outside downtown Orlando, most driving by the campus of small quaint cottages and large Florida oak trees would never know that GOV is […]

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Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive Brings Joy to Orange County

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs welcomed four families to the Oak Ridge Neighborhood Center for Families (NCF) on Dec. 18 for her annual Holiday...

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Orange County Fire Rescue’s Shop with a Firefighter Brings Holiday Magic to Deserving Children

Orange County Fire Rescue partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida to make the holidays extra special for nearly 30 well-deserving students...

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Wayne Densch Center Expands Affordable Housing through $8.8 Million Renovation

Representatives from Ability Housing, Florida Hospital/Adventist Health System and the Town of Eatonville joined Orange County Vice-Mayor and District 6 Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin...

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Orange County Helps OUC Dedicate Community Solar Farm

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer along with Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) leaders dedicated the Kenneth P. Ksionek Community Solar...

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Orange County Surpasses Fundraising Goal for Heart of Florida United Way

Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County employees gathered for the County’s 2017 Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) Campaign’s Victory Celebration Luncheon on Dec....

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Pathways Drop-In Center Rebuilds after Fire to Better Serve Individuals that are Homeless, Living with Mental Illness

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, along with local law enforcement leaders including Orlando Police Chief John Mina, Orange County Chief of Corrections Cornita A....

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Orange County Employees Enjoy Pasta with a Purpose to Help Kids in Need

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently joined Orange County Public Works for the 8th Annual Pasta with a Purpose, an employee luncheon that benefits...

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Central Florida Communicators Meeting Reflects on Hurricane Irma and Emergency Preparedness

Communication professionals from across Central Florida recently met at Orange County’s Emergency Operations Center to discuss lessons learned and the aftermath of Hurricane Irma...

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Orange County Corrections’ Construction Program Opens Doors for Inmates Seeking Fresh Start

Orange County Corrections Department, Valencia Community College, SunTrust and Goodwill Industries hosted what has become a very special event for a very unique population...

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