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Ross Veteran

Ross, a brave and selfless US Navy veteran found himself living without the safety and comfort of his own home just last year. Because of help from the Broward Partnership, this proud patriot was able to overcome a life-threatening medical condition, leave his life on the streets behind and ultimately reconnect with loved ones.

Ross had been without a home since December 2013 and was living under the 17th-Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale. A Good Samaritan who rode his bike through the area every day noticed Ross and took an interest in caring for this 62-year-old veteran. He urged Ross to seek help and reached out to the Partnership for guidance. In March 2014, Ross heeded his friend’s advice and soon arrived at the Broward Partnership.

At intake, it was clear to the members of the Partnership’s Coordinated Assesment Unit that Ross' health was in jeopardy. The CAU team arranged for him to go to a local Broward Health Medical Center, where he underwent an emergency triple bypass.

After successfully recovering from the surgery that saved his life, Ross returned to the Partnership. He continued working with his case manager and others at the Partnership to find the benefits he needed for his own personal stability. The organization not only assisted Ross with the benefits he needed to survive independently, but the Partnership also found the VA medical benefits to help cover the cost of his surgery and hospital stay.

On October 2nd, Ross reunited with loved ones and is now living in an affordable apartment that leaves him with enough money for living expenses and a savings. Before leaving to restart his life, Ross told us, "The Broward Partnership's Homeless Assistance Center and resources beat living on a cement bench under a bridge, and it gave me the platform I needed to find a better life."

Your support of the Broward Partnership helps save the lives of many men like Ross, as well as women and families who come to the Partnership looking for help. From the Broward Partnership's program participants, volunteers and employees, we thank you for giving people like Ross a second chance and putting our participants on the road to health, jobs and homes.

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920 NW 7th Ave.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

Phone: 954.779.3990

E-mail:  info@bphi.org

Wish List

Items needed

  • - Unexpired canned and dry food.

  • - Personal hygiene items for adults and children.

  • - Shampoos, soaps, lotions, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deordorant.

  • - Good quality professional clothing and shoes for men and women.

  • - Infant and children's clothing.

  • Diapers and unopened infant formula.

  • New underwear and socks for adults and children.

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