HOMELESSNES

is a complex social problem with multiple dimensions. According to the Homeless Trust Census, as of January 24, 2019, Miami-Dade County has a homeless population of 3472 individuals, 1008 of them unsheltered.

Homelessness comes at a very high cost to individuals, communities and systems of care. Numerous studies demonstrate that communities save money by providing permanent supportive housing to people experiencing homelessness.

Homeless individuals are more likely to suffer from chronic medical conditions and complications due to housing instability. Emergency rooms, crisis response and public safety systems are utilized at a much higher rate by homeless individuals. In short, it is proven to be more cost-effective to provide permanent supportive housing than toleave someone on the streets.

HERMANOS DE LA CALLE

Hermanos de la Calle (FHC) is a Christian faith-based non-profit organization serving the homeless population of Miami-Dade County. The mission of FHC is to offer help and support to homeless individuals, as well as to create awareness and motivate local communities to volunteer in different ways to help the homeless gain back their dignity and place in society. Many community members have expressed their willingness to help and serve others, but they don’t know-how.

Fundación Hermanos de la Calle has given them a way to serve those in need.

OUTREACH

Every other week, a large group of volunteers cook meals and go out in the evening to offer
food and help to the homeless living in the streets of Miami. Around 80 volunteers cover every corner of downtown Miami looking for the homeless. We visit them where they sleep and offer a meal as an excuse to establish a connection, and through a friendly conversation we learn about their stories and struggles and show them that we care and want to help. Poverty, lack of affordable housing, uncertain physical and mental health, addictions, racial inequalities, immigration, and community and family breakdown are the common factors that leave individuals without a support system to deal with life’s challenges.

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Key Biscayne, FL 33149

info@hermanosdelacalle.org

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We are an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code: EIN 82-1322053

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