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.
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.
Channell Wilkins, Director
To access Homeless Services call
Senator Philip D. Lewis Center