Hope Central housing programs and social services.

Regardless of faith or religion, Hope Central and its partners may be able to assist during a resident's period of hardship. The church and faith based charity organization offers a number of programs, social services, and housing resources for the homeless and poor in the community. They rely heavily on partnerships and coordinate programs across Broward County and also the city of Fort Lauderdale.

The main objective of the Christian based organization is to help the homeless, single parents and people facing poverty gain stability and long term self-sufficiency. They work towards this in a number of ways, including offering access to housing solutions, public aid and social support services. They also work with the community to educate, guide and advocate on behalf of the poor.

Individual One-Stop centers coordinate programs for the community. People and families that have referrals from local churches in Broward County can receive food, support, and a number of services from the one-stop service. Another key partner in this endeavor is the City of Ft. Lauderdale.

Some examples of the Hope Central services at the center can include, but is not limited, to the following. While once again, first and foremost, it serves as a Central Site for Case Management Services, other resources are as follows.

  • Basic needs are provided for. This may include free clothing for the homeless and personal items.
  • Health care, such as checkups and Immunizations.
  • Day Care for children from Low Income Families if their parents are working or in training.
  • Budget Counseling, Financial Literacy, and Credit Repair Services.
  • Applications to government benefits, such federal and state of Florida. This can be disability, Medicaid applications, public housing or senior care.
  • Food, including meals and free groceries from a USDA approved pantry.
  • Clients can get Housing Referrals as well as Homeless Screening/Assistance.
  • Other programs from Hope Central and Individual One-Stop locations include help as a part of Crisis Pregnancy Support, Youth Services, and Transportation and Identification Services.




The Hope Central charity strives to empower individuals, the poor, and homeless. They address families that are facing eviction, do not have a home to live in, foreclosures or some type of housing/economic crisis. Services are available across Broward County Florida and the towns and cities within it.

Direct homeless assistance is available from Hope Central, non-profit partners, and Broward County itself. For those that need assistance with paying their rent, shelter, or that are currently have no place to live, they can call just one number for advice. That is 954-563-4357.

They will be provided with screening, referrals, and other support. Or get information on government benefits, food programs, and other services that are administered. There are also several emergency shelter services and locations in the area, as well as transitional housing in Broward County.

Churches that partner with Hope Central in Broward County

All of these parishes, and others, contribute volunteers or time to the programs. Call the main number above for support if needed.

1st Presbyterian Pompano
1st UMC of Ft. Lauderdale
All Saints Catholic
All Saints Episcopal
Ascension Peace Presbyterian
Assumption Catholic
Atlantic Baptist
Boca Community Church
Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale
Christ Church
CityChurch Fort Lauderdale
Coral Ridge Presbyterian
Calvary Chapel Plantation
Church by The Sea
Community Christian Church
Emmanuel Baptist
First Congregational Church
First Evangelical Lutheran
First Baptist of Ft. Lauderdale
First Christian Church of Ft. Lauderdale
Gloria Dei Lutheran
Hollywood Community Church
Little Flower Catholic Church
Metropolitan Baptist
Mount Sinai United Methodist
Mount Bethel Baptist Church
New Covenant Presbyterian





New Life United Methodist
OASIS Church
Parkridge Baptist
Plantation United Methodist Church
Rio Vista Community Church
Riverside Christian Fellowship
Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran
Sojourn Community Church
St. Anthony Catholic
St. Benedict Episcopal
St. Bonaventure Catholic
Saint Gabriel Catholic
St. Gregory Catholic
St. Henry Catholic
St. Paul Lutheran
St. Martin Episcopal
St. Maurice Catholic
Trinity Lutheran of Ft. Lauderdale
Zion Lutheran



By Jon McNamara

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