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Homeless Prevention Assistance Program

Camillus House provides assistance to households at risk of becoming homeless due to court-ordered eviction, or for similar reasons. Assistance to individuals and families who qualify for help from Camillus House depends on the specifics of homeless prevention programs we offer.

For homeless prevention assistance, please call 1-877-994-4357, select your language, and then press “1” to select the option: “If you are at risk of homelessness.” You will be transferred to a Homeless Prevention Helpline Specialist who can assist you.

NEW PROGRAM: Camillus House has received Federal CARES Act funding for the Homeless Prevention Rental Assistance Program (HP-RAP). This homeless prevention program helps individuals and families who are facing difficult financial times due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are at immediate risk of experiencing homelessness by providing rental and utilities assistance to very low-income residents who qualify for help.

Because emergency shelters in Miami-Dade County do not take walk-ins, the Homeless Helpline is the best way to secure help for anyone experiencing homelessness.

Mobile outreach teams serve as the “front door” to the homeless system and teams canvas the entire geographic area of Miami-Dade County identifying individuals living in places not meant for human habitation such as the streets, cars, parks or abandoned buildings. Our outreach teams also partner with school personnel, police departments and others to identify homeless households.

Outreach teams coordinate with hospitals, courts and other institutions to coordinate and plan the discharge of persons experiencing homelessness.

Designated access points are also established to assess and assist vulnerable homeless sub-populations, including unaccompanied youth, persons fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking and veterans.

For additional resources and support, call 1-877-994-4357.

Camillus House’s Project Phoenix provides human trafficking recovery for women over the age of 18 who are victims of human trafficking.

This important recovery program serves women identified and referred by Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle’s Office (SAO), Homeland Security, police departments and other providers for women who meet the criteria as victims of domestic and commercial sexual exploitation, labor and other forms of human trafficking with the goal of helping each person develop self-esteem, self-efficacy and ultimately live independent lives.

This program provides:

  • Residential treatment (optional)
  • Case management
  • Referrals for housing and employment
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Medical care
  • Referrals for medical and psychiatric services
  • Individual and group counseling and social/recreational services

Services are provided by Camillus House staff 7 days a week, 24 hours a a day in a safe and secure living environment. Each resident is assigned a counselor and case manager who is responsible for the residents’ service coordination and the development and implementation of an Individualized Treatment Plan.

For more information and/or admission to Project Phoenix call 786-631-2245 7 days a week 9 AM – 10 PM, 7 days per weeks.

National Hotline

The National Human Trafficking hotline is a toll-free number, available 24/7 at 1-888-373-7888. Support is provided in more than 200 languages.

Text the hotline at 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”).

Camillus House provides substance abuse treatment services through our Institute of Success and Personal Achievement (ISPA) to individuals who are actively using substances and who are homeless in Miami.

Individuals interested in participating in ISPA’s treatment program must be or have:

  • Men and women who are homeless
  • At least 25 years of age
  • No income from any sources
  • An active substance abuse and/or mental health issue
  • Admission into the program is based on availability and is on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information and/or admission to ISPA call 305-374-1065, Ext. 509, 444, or 524 from Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM, (except on holidays).

Assistance with Basic Needs

Hot meals are provided to homeless and at-risk households throughout Miami-Dade County thanks to Camillus House and other community-based organizations and faith-based groups. Longtime hot meal sites serving primarily unsheltered individuals include:

Camillus House Day Center
1603 NW 7th Avenue
Monday – Friday at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

Miami Rescue Mission
2020 NW 1st Avenue
Monday – Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Missionaries of Charity of Mother Teresa
724 NW 17th Street
Every day, except Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

*Note: Feeding dates and times are subject to change.

Shower services are available at the following locations:

Camillus House Day Center
1603 NW 7th Avenue
Monday – Friday beginning at 6:30 a.m.

Miami Rescue Mission
2020 NW 1st Avenue

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Anyone experiencing unsheltered homelessness can send and receive mail at:

Camillus House Day Center
1603 NW 7th Avenue
Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. to noon.

Families with Children

Families with minor children experiencing homelessness can get immediate help for available crisis housing (emergency shelter), ensuring that no child is forced to sleep on the streets. Families can access assistance by calling 1-877-994-4357, and after selecting a language, press options #4 or #5.

Unaccompanied Youth

Additional avenues of support are available in this Unaccompanied Youth Resource Guide.

Additional Info:

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 24 experiencing homelessness can visit any one of these access points:

Camillus House
1603 NW 7th Avenue
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.