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Homeless Services Program

 

 

To access Homeless Services call

Senator Philip D. Lewis Center

561-904-7900

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).

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

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

 

Locations

 

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