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Camillus House: Mission, Vision & Values


Mission Statement

Following the teachings and example of Jesus Christ, the mission of Camillus House is to provide Christian hospitality and respect for life through direct services of food, clothing, shelter, addiction counseling, behavioral health and job training, and health care to the poor and homeless of South Florida.

We join in faith to facilitate the unfolding of God's providential plan in every aspect of our organization. Our readiness to meet the complex needs and concerns of our homeless population identifies us as a mission of hope.


Vision Statement

Camillus House envisions its service to the poor and homeless as a continuum of care which empowers clients towards personal rehabilitation and proactive integration as productive members of the general population.

Our vision for tomorrow is always built on the ideals of our founding mission which aims to provide every client with opportunities to combine personal and community resources in order to affect physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

Camillus House programs include development initiatives that will enhance client efforts to reshape their ability for self-enrichment.

These initiatives include:

• Emergency assistance with food, clothing and shelter.
• Job training and placement.
• Residential substance abuse treatment and aftercare.
• Behavioral health and maintenance.
• Health care access and disease prevention.
• Transitional and permanent housing.

We commit ourselves eagerly to the adaptation of our mission in order to meet the new challenges facing the homeless in our contemporary society. The spirit of God moves us to action with reverence for the quality of life for all we serve and the elimination of the causes of homelessness in our times.


Our Values

Camillus House integrates the following values in every aspect of service:

• Faith
• Compassion
• Hospitality
• Availability
• Human Dignity
• Respect for Life
• Empowerment
• Advocacy
• Collaboration
• Integral Services
• Quality Assurance
• Christian Stewardship

CHC Speakers Bureau Emergency Housing Planned Giving President's Message
Serving the South Florida community since 1960, Camillus House is a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian services to men, women and children who are poor and homeless.