Assessing the NeedChallenges

- Rapidly identifying and addressing the issues that may have contributed to an individual or family’s homelessness.

- Gathering information necessary to determine their most critical needs.

- Identifying primary goals and developing a case plan to help move the individual or family to self-sufficiency within a limited time frame.



- The first point-of-entry to the Center is the Coordinated Assessment Unit, where individuals and families are screened and assessed for medical, behavioral health, substance abuse, housing and employment needs.

- A comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment is completed by Master’s-level clinicians.

- Individuals and families admitted to the Center are assigned a case manager within 48 hours of arrival.

2014 Accomplishments

- 923 adults experiencing homelessness were assessed at the Central Housing Assistance Center.

- 923 adult program participants and 120 children received case management services.


Funders & Partners

Barry University

Broward County Board of County Commissioners

Broward Health's Healthcare for the Homeless Program

Nova Southeastern University 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development



Contact Us

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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