About Camillus House...
Since our founding more than 50 years ago
, Camillus House has grown steadily over the years from a small overnight shelter serving Cuban refugees into a full service center offering a “continuum of care” for persons who are poor and homeless.
Every service offered at Camillus is carried out with the deeply held belief that every human being is precious in the eyes of the Lord and deserves love, respect, and a chance to live a dignified life. Camillus does much more than offer a free meal, medical care, a shower, or drug treatment. We offer a second chance to the desperate, the lonely, and the ones society has left behind.
Many of the clients who come to Camillus House have nowhere else to go. They have no friends, no family, and no loved ones to help them. Camillus House becomes their family, giving them the hope and support they need to begin the long, difficult transition to a new life and self-sufficiency.
Mother Teresa helps serves meals during a visit to Camillus House in the 1960s.
In the above video, Camillus Health Concern Executive Director Raymond Kayal, Sr. and Camillus House President & CEO Dr. Paul Ahr talk about Camillus House and its ministry for the homeless in Miami.