FAQ's

The CHAC facility is equipped with 230 beds for men, women, and children.

The NHAC facility will be equipped with 268 beds for men, women, and children. The Day Respite program will have the capacity to provide structured activities for approximately 70 people on a daily basis

Depending on an individual’s level of functioning, they can move to the following destinations: Permanent housing, transitional housing, family or friends or other supportive programs. Individuals not willing to comply with program rules, policies, and expectations may be asked to leave the Center. Staff assists clients in finding a temporary or permanent place to stay.

We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The average stay for an individual is 60 days. Clients must cooperate with the housing assistance program and do what they suggest to find safe, permanent housing for the individual and his/her family. If placed in a temporary emergency shelter, all clients must follow the rules of the shelter.

Broward Partnership is committed to reducing homelessness by promoting independence and self worth through advocacy, housing and comprehensive services.  It operates the 230-bed Broward County Central Homeless Assistance Center/Huizenga  Campus in Fort Lauderdale, Florida which provides short term housing and a solution-focused service program for men, women and children.

Data from Broward County states that on any given night there are almost 200 families each month that are homeless and on the community’s waiting list for shelter. In addition, it is estimated that there are 2,400 homeless children attending Broward County Schools.

While circumstances vary, the main reason people experience homelessness is because they cannot find housing they can afford. A lack of affordable housing throughout the United States, and particularly in Broward County, contributes to the inability to acquire or maintain housing. A variety of additional factors can contribute to a homelessness, such as poverty, a decline in levels of public assistance, lack of affordable health care, mental illness, and addictive disorders.

Since February 1, 1999, more than 25,900 persons experiencing homelessness in Broward County have received assistance the Broward Partnership.

The Broward Partnership  unitizes a trauma informed, Housing First model of care that has been recognized to be among the most effective in the country. The Homeless Assistance Centers (HAC)  operates as a low barrier shelters, designed to screen clients in rather than screening them out, which ultimately increases access to shelter for some of the hardest to reach of the homeless population. The express focus of the HAC programs are to rapidly transition clients to a stable housing situation and to provide specialized services to ensure housing stability. A full complement of stabilization services includes case management, nutritious meals, child care, medical care, dental, mental health and substance abuse treatment, counseling and/or education, housing navigation, vocational training and employment services needed to establish self-sufficiency and housing stability.

They go on to the next step in their planned program to live independently.  Many participate in our “aftercare” program that is designed to assist them maintain housing and independence.

In special circumstances, former program participants are allowed to return to the center if they experience homelessness again. Returning participants are required to participate in specialized programs designed to reinforce the skills needed to regain their independence.  Participants who were discharged from the Center for acts of violence, threatened violence or sale of any type of drug are not permitted to return.

Approximately 60% of our revenue comes from government grants and contracts. The remainder comes from private corporations, charitable foundations, special events and individuals.  In-kind donations of food, clothing, furniture and services also helps offset many expenses that we would otherwise incur.

There are many ways to contribute. Volunteer opportunities at the HACs include preparing and serving meals, sorting donations, monitoring the computer lab, or facilitating educational or recreational activities. The Partnership has many fundraising activities throughout the year in which you can participate. The agency also accepts in-kind gifts of goods and services and offers a community volunteer program for those who wish to have a hands-on experience.  You can also make a one-time or ongoing monthly contribution when you click here.

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