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Monday, August 31st, 2015

Welcome to the Homeless Family Center

You're invited to the 2015 Annual Dinner honoring Homeless Family Center's 25th Anniversary. Monday, November 2, 6:00 PM, at Quail Valley River Club. A fun evening of cocktails by the pool, dinner and Celebrity Auction. $250 per person, tables of eight available. Seating is limited. Please make your reservations early.

Call (772) 567-5537 or CLICK HERE to reserve your seats online. 

Bonus! You could win a man's Rolex Yacht-Master watch.

Tickets $25 each/5 for $100. CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets today. 

Twenty-Four Years of Serving the Homeless

 Homeless Family Center  is the largest extended family center in the entire Treasure Coast. Homeless Family Center provides Emergency and Transitional Shelter for homeless families from Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties. Our 4th Street facility can accommodate 10 families in the Emergency Shelter and 11 families in the Transitional Shelter which translates into a total of 84 individuals that we may house on any given day. 

We are more than just a roof overhead as we partner with a dedicated group of individuals to provide services for our clients such as children's programs, employment training, and mental health referrals.

Our Mission is to provide opportunities for homeless families to end homelessness by achieving self-sufficiency through education, living wages, and permanent housing.

Homeless Family Center helps families who have had to make difficult choices between housing, medical care, transportation,food and other expenses. These decisions may lead to a family facing a situation that may truly be beyond one's control and thereby leaving them without a home. Our Center has a clearly defined phase system in place to assist and determine the success of families to overcome this hurdle. The following shelter options are available based on each families needs:

Emergency Housing - Available to homeless families from Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee Counties, Case Management interviews each client and develops an action plan based on that family's goals and objectives. This program is limited to a 90 day stay. Food, clothing, shelter, employment services, and case management are provided to each family. Clients who are able are required to complete 30 hours of productive time every week. work full time and/or cp children are enrolled in daycare / school.

Transitional Housing - Available to homeless families who require a longer period of time to get back on their feet. This program can be extended as long as two years, provided the client continues to follow house rules and work with case management. In this program, more intensive case management is provided with emphasis on job skills (employment and training), affordable housing, and realistic budgeting.

Employment Training - Any client who resides at the Center is able to work with the Education/Employment Counselor who will provide training and job placement services. Residents who are working or receiving benefits are required to save 75% of their income after expenses.

Children's Program -  Our children's program staff oversees this program which promotes the betterment of self-esteem issues for the children through the use of art therapy and group classes. In addition to mentoring and tutoring services, weekly, age-specific activities are planned.

   

How your donation can help:

88¢ - provides one meal for one resident
$15 - provides one week of food for one resident
$33 - provides one day of food, housing and job counseling for one resident
$60 - provides one month of food for one resident
$231 - provides one week of shelter, food and job counseling for one resident
$990 - provides one month of shelter, food and job counseling for one resident
$11,880 - provides one year of shelter, food and job counseling for one resident
   
     


Take a  "Wednesday Walk Tour" of the facility every Wednesday afternoon at 4pm. 

 

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