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Camillus House Receives Funding for Day Center Services Program from Bank of America

Grant helps provide essential services for up to 100 street homeless every weekday

Friday, June 25, 2021 by Shari Gantman

Bank of America, one of the world’s leading financial institutions, recently awarded a generous grant to Camillus House to help support its Day Center program for the street homeless in Miami-Dade County. The Day Center provides services for up to 100 street homeless every weekday.

“Camillus House is a beacon of hope for the homeless in Miami, and we support efforts to provide critical basic needs through its Day Center services,” said Vania Laguerre, market executive for Bank of America Miami. “As our city grows, it’s important we find ways to help advance economic and social progress for those most in need.”

“Our partnership with Bank of America strengthens our ability to remove barriers to accessing basic needs by offering on-site amenities and services at our Day Center,” said Hilda M. Fernandez, chief executive officer at Camillus House. As the only Day Center in the area, people line up early for a nourishing meal and key services, including showers, our clothing room, mail, and more. She added, “Through coordinated efforts, clear action steps are also offered to help clients move closer to housing and independence.”

The goal for every person served at the Day Center is to help them transition from homelessness into housing. Services are offered at the main Norwegian Cruise Line campus of Camillus House, located at 1603 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33136. Individuals served are primarily from Miami-Dade County; however, all those seeking support that meet the intake requirements are served. For more information on the Day Center Services program or the Bank of America grant, please contact Christine Perez, Vice President of Development at Camillus House at [email protected]

About Camillus House: Rooted in the compassionate Hospitality of St. John of God, Camillus House improves the quality of life of those who are vulnerable and homeless in South Florida through the provision of a continuum of housing and supportive services since 1960.     

About Bank of America: Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services.

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