Emmaus Place

 

Camillus House opened Emmaus Place in April 2011 for young men be-tween the ages of 18 and 23 who have aged out of the foster care system. Participants of Emmaus must be registered in Florida’s Road to Independence program – a state funded initiative which provides a 2-3 year stipend to offset living expenses while attending college or university.

A recent study found that 25 per-cent of youth transitioning out of foster care in Miami become homeless within the first five years. By targeting this particular population, Camillus House is launching a dramatic new initiative aimed at not just ending homelessness in Miami, but preventing it before it starts.

The seven-unit housing program provides residents the support and services they need to become self-sufficient, independent adults.

Located in the Lummus Park Historic District of Miami, Emmaus Place is a short distance away from employment centers (offices, retail and industrial), houses of worship, parks, stores, hos-pitals, fire station, library and other community services.

Camillus House partnered with Our Kids of Miami-Dade and Monroe, Inc., Casa Valentina and Biscayne Housing Group to create Emmaus Place.

CRITERIA

Males, transitioning out of foster care, ages 18–23; attending school or working with Case Manager to develop plan.

Residents pay 30% of adjusted gross income as part of their client contribution.

Do You Need Transitional Housing?
Click here or call us at 305.374.1065 {305-CAMILLUS}
 
Do You Need Transitional Housing?
Click here or call us at 305.374.1065 {305-CAMILLUS}
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