United We End Homelessness

Strides Towards

Ending Homelessness

United Way of Broward County and The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance are working together to find new solutions and strategies to end homelessness as we know it in our community. The newly formed Broward Business Council on Homelessness consists of local business leaders who are working together to end chronic homelessness (people homeless for one year or longer) in Broward County.

The Broward Business Council is working in lock-step with Broward County Government for the initial phase, click here to learn more. 

Our community has adopted the approach of 'Housing First' - providing people that are chronically homeless apartments and ensuring they receive vital "wrap around" services. This approach is widely recognized as more cost-effective, humane and successful in place of these same individuals cycling in and out of emergency rooms and staying on the streets. This approach ensures people receive the mental health and medical help they need to remain safely housed and off the streets. 

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United We End Homelessness

Broward County

Statistics

2,300

men, women and children are homeless in Broward County

875

average number of homeless persons sleeping in an emergency shelter

131

number of homeless families on the street any given night

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance        Broward Business Council on Homelessness

 

United Way of Broward County