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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.



Homeless Services Program



Division of Human Services

Homeless Program


Purpose: To assist individuals who are homeless in Palm Beach County through outreach, assessment, and housing.  Services are prioritized to the most vulnerable homeless persons. Palm Beach County is transitioning services towards a Housing First philosophy in its practices.

Eligibility:Individuals who are homeless in Palm Beach County.  Services will be prioritized utilizing the Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT).

Homeless Services February 2016


Homeless Services January 2016


Homeless Services December 2015

Their Story December 2015


Homeless Services November 2015

Their Story November 2015


Homeless Services October 2015

Their Story October 2015

During the last six months....

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Contact Information


Wendy Tippett
Director of Human Services

810 Datura Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-355-4775
e-mail us


Homeless Services Access


To access Homeless Services call

Senator Philip D. Lewis Center





North County Office
1440 Martin Luther King Blvd
Riviera Beach, Fl. 33404
Phone: 561-845-4644

South County Office
225 South Congress Ave.
Delray Beach, Fl. 33444
Phone: 561-274-3130

West County Office
38754 State Road 80
Belle Glade, FL. 33430
Phone: 561-996-1630

Homeless Services
1150 45th Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

1250 Southwinds Drive
Lantana, FL 33462

Senator Philip D. Lewis Center
1000 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: 561-904-7900
Kim Parnett/Wendy Olds, Casework Supervisors