All Samantha Lee wants right now is some sleep.

Dave Houck was just 9 years old and knee-deep in swamp water when Daddy taught him how to slay a dragon. 

When people are living on the edges of society, building trust can make all the difference in creating meaningful change. Last summer, Carey Jones shared a moment with a 15-year-old boy that she said, while a small thing, was one of the most meaningful of her time so far with the SoZo Kids C…

Most families celebrate this time of year with festive music, activities, gifts and gatherings over big meals. However, nearly all of those require funds — something those living in poverty in Ocala National Forest have little to spare. The Villages Parrot Heads wanted to help by providing t…

Pastor Dave Houck has helped people come out of prostitution, overcome drug addiction, escape gang life, find a home after prison and prepare for life outside Ocala National Forest. They are his friends, relatives and even nearly-adopted children, and they are the first to talk about what he…

This is the first Christmas the Johnson family will spend in their new home in Belleview. And, with some help from the Hacienda North Social Club, they were able to decorate it for the occasion. Breaking the cycle of poverty within Ocala National Forest is no easy task. An estimated 40,000 t…

Pastor Dave Houck is the founder and CEO of the Help Agency, a faith-based organization that provides community assistance to residents of Ocala National Forest.