Since opening on February 1, 1999, the Broward Partnership served over 20,000 homeless individuals and families, by providing short-term housing, and it has been held as a model program for its comprehensive array of solution-focused services that aim to reduce and prevent homelessness. The agency won best practices awards from the Florida Department of Children & Families and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, which also recognized the Partnership as one of the 400 best projects in the nation serving the homeless.
Friday, May 29, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
1881 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale
Broward Partnership invites you to participate in our 16th-Annual Salute to Leadership Gala; honoring leaders in our community who have made a significant impact in helping the homeless rebuild their lives. Join us as we celebrate the 16th Anniversary of the opening of the Partnership’s Huizenga Campus, which to date has served more than 20,000 homeless individuals and families in our community! The event is an opportunity to mix and mingle with more than 300 like-minded community leaders, while at the same time helping to recognize the outstanding contributions of this year’s honorees.
Broward Partnership 2015 Honorees
The James J. Blosser Community Trusteeship Award
Dr. Patrick A. Taylor
The Corporate Trusteeship Award
JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
The Foundation Trusteeship Award
Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale Charitable Foundation
The Broward Partnership commemorated an important milestone in its 15-year history with a special ribbon cutting ceremony to formally dedicate its new 30-bed family dorm December 2014. Through a generous $100,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the Partnership was able to renovate existing space and expand housing capacity for the first time in history.
This historic undertaking now provides the Partnership with the ability to provide food, shelter and services to up to 230 individuals at any given time. More importantly, it allows the Partnership to help even more women with children, one of the most vulnerable populations of those experiencing homelessness, to reacquire health, housing and employment as rapidly as possible.
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.Read more...
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