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HOT Team – one team conducts targeted outreaches throughout Palm Beach County, focusing on areas of high concentration of homeless individuals; they will respond to community requests; and complete SPDATs in the field.

 

Housing Focused Outreach Teams – two teams work with a caseload of the most vulnerable homeless individuals – engaging in regular housing focused discussion and activities, taking them to see housing alternatives and place in housing.

 

Senator Philip D. Lewis Center – Homeless Services staff will assess individuals at the Lewis Center for Housing Focused Services and provide Case Management to homeless individuals in transition.

 

Housing First Program – cases are intensive and require close monitoring of clients in the early stages. As the Housing First program expands, case managers will be reassigned to meet the increasing need.

 

Emergency Housing Program – short term halfway house placement with immediate goal of housing. Discussions focus on what is needed to become housed.

 

Extended Care for persons applying for Social Security under SSI interim assistance and SOAR process, but not in need of personal care assistance.

 

Assisted Living Program Homeless individuals are assessed for placement based upon medical need for personal care pending Social Security application for disability under SSI interim assistance and SOAR process.

 


 

Important Links - Resource Numbers

 
  • PBC Palm Tran: 561-841-4200
  • Palm Tran CONNECTION: 561-649-9838
  • Area Agency on Aging's Elder Helpline:1-866-684-5885
 

Human and Veteran Services

 
Mission: To provide, serve, and educate eligible residents of Palm Beach County through case management, social services, advocacy and community linkage thereby empowering the individual/family to improve their quality of life.

Human Services

Palm Beach County Division of Human Services offers services within four (4) Program Components: Emergency, Self-Sufficiency, Intervention and Homeless Services.


 

Rental Entry Assistance Program

For information on the SHIP/ REAP Program, please click here.

For the SHIP/REAP Checklist and Application click here.

Please note: If the new residence is occupied prior to the case manager approval SHIP funds can not be utilized.

 


An individual or family applying for services must provide verification of income and assets, as well as, two forms of identification and verification of bills. Additional information, as applicable, may also be required.

With the exception of specialized programs, services are accessed through three main offices located in Riviera Beach, Delray Beach and Belle Glade. In addition, arrangements can be made with the social worker to meet with an individual if transportation into the office is a barrier. There are no fees for most programs administered. For specialized programs, such as Indigent Burial/Cremation, liens are filed against the estate of the deceased.



 

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Contact Information

 

Channell Wilkins, Director
810 Datura Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-355-4703
e-mail us

 

Homeless Services Access

 

To access Homeless Services call

Senator Philip D. Lewis Center

561-904-7900