Homeless Survival Guide

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          Homeless Survival Guide


After you call the Homeless Help Line (954-563-4357), and you are an individual male or female who is homeless, go to one of the locations listed below to meet the Outreach Team (look for the white van and the police truck/car). 

The following pick-up locations are for Homeless Individuals only – Families with children must be referred to and placed through the Homeless Helpline.

Go to the pickup point that is closest to you (individuals only):


  • Tuesday through Saturday @ 11:30 a.m.
  • NW corner of Pembroke & S 21st Ave, at the railroad tracks, north corner of the strip shopping center near the doggie park.
  • Bus routes to pick-up site: N/S #1 & W/E #5         


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wed, Friday, Saturday or Sunday @ 2:45 p.m.: Go to NW 1st Avenue & NW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale – then go 100 feet north of the central bus terminal – under the tree.
  • Thursday @ 3:00 p.m.: St. Andrews Church, 1100 Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale (Just north of Sunrise Blvd.)


  • Monday through Friday @ 11:30 a.m., NW corner of Esther Rolle Ave. & MLK Blvd., (100 feet west of Dixie in the field)
  • Bus routes to pick-up site: N/S on Dixie # 20, 42, 50 & 60 & E/W on MLK # 22, 20, & 60


How many beds does the center have?

230 beds (70 beds for family members, 120 beds in men’s dorm, 40 beds in the women’s dorm)  

Broward Partnership can house up to 50 homeless men during winter months (temperatures 45 degrees and below) and in other weather emergencies.

Where do individuals go after leaving the center? 

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.    


When is the center open?

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


Does the center have Creole and Spanish-speaking staff?


How long can someone stay at the Broward Partnership?  

The average stay for a resident is 60 days. You must cooperate with the housing assistance program and do what they suggest to find safe, permanent housing for your family. If you are placed in a temporary emergency shelter, you must follow the rules of the shelter.






Click Here for the Partnership's Video Presentation.


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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