In the U.S., more than half a million people experienced homelessness on a single night in 2018. Of that total, about 180,000 of those persons represent families, according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Between 2015 and 2019, the rate of literally homeless families in Florida has sharply declined, but the state still owns the third-highest homeless rate nationally.
Adopt-A-Family provides a continuum of housing services and programming to address families experiencing homelessness or are on the brink of it.
As the lead agency at the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center for families who are homeless in Palm Beach County, we provide Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Re-Housing, and referral and linkage services to best serve these families in crisis. Once housing is secured, case management and supportive services are provided with a focus on job readiness, educational advancement, financial literacy, as well as ensuring that mental health challenges are addressed.
At Adopt-A-Family, we believe that housing coupled with supportive services can make a difference for families in crisis.
High-Impact Fact: On-premises access to mental health treatment: A grant award from Quantum Foundation funds a full-time Licensed Mental Health Therapist at our main campus to serve all families residing in AAF programming.