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IBM SkillsBuild Workshop 

April 23, 2024

Transform386 and Easterseals are partnering to offer free IBM SkillsBuild workshops to enhance crucial technology and workplace skills. Scheduled across multiple locations in May, these workshops cover vital topics such as leadership, communication, programming, and more. Upon completion, participants will also receive digital credentials, which are valuable for showcasing their new skills to potential employers. These sessions are open to all residents with no income or home damage requirements. Due to limited seating, early registration is recommended. Click Learn More to secure your spot and empower your career with essential skills.

Seeking Local Contractors

April 10, 2024

Are you a skilled and locally based construction contractor looking to make a significant impact in Volusia County while growing your business? Transform386's contractor, LEMOINE Disaster Services, is seeking proposals for the demolition, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and/or elevation of residential structures, along with the repair or replacement of Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) impacted by Hurricane Ian. Multiple contracts are anticipated to be awarded to ensure a broad, committed pool of contractors. The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 29! To find out more and submit a solicitation response, click Learn More.

New Application Portal Launched

April 1, 2024

We are pleased to announce the reopening of our online application portal for the Hurricane Ian Homeowner Recovery program. This follows a brief period of maintenance to enhance our service to the community. We have also resumed in-person support services. Our staff members will be available at selected Volusia County public libraries on various days of the week to offer hands-on assistance to impacted homeowners looking to submit a new application or provide additional documentation for an application already submitted.

The outreach schedule includes:

  • Tuesdays from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
  • Wednesdays from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.
  • Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.
  • Fridays, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

Application Portal Down for Maintenance

March 22, 2024

The Hurricane Ian Homeowner Recovery Program's online application will be temporarily closed for maintenance beginning Friday, March 22, and will reopen at 9 a.m., Monday, April 1. Also, the onsite outreach at public libraries from March 25-29 is canceled due to application maintenance. Onsite application assistance will resume in April at various regional libraries. Read more 

The Power of Partnerships in Recovery

March 12, 2024

In a demonstration of partnership and community resilience, we joined forces with SBP, an esteemed nonprofit organization focused on disaster recovery, to mark the significant achievement of repairing Sabine Mathiue's home. Sabine's home had suffered extensive damage due to Hurricane Ian, leaving her in dire need of assistance. Our collaboration with SBP was instrumental in turning her situation around. Discover the inspiring details of how we united and the pivotal role Transform386 played in transforming adversity into a success story. Read more

In-person Application Assistance Available in March

March 11, 2024

In March, the Transform386 team in Volusia County will engage in various community outreach initiatives to support affected residents with the Hurricane Ian Homeowner Recovery Program application process. These activities are designed to facilitate residents in applying for assistance and provide an opportunity for applicants needing to submit extra documentation to do so face-to-face. For details on when and where to find our staff members, click below. Read More