Miami Dade Society St. Vincent assistance programs.
Most of the St. Vincent de Paul resources in the Miami Florida area as well as Broward County focus on the very low income, homeless, and those faced with poverty. They focus on addressing a few key needs, but can also often provide referrals and guidance to those who need additional help.
For example, they partner closely with Catholic Health Services. On average, several thousand people across the Miami, Broward County, and the larger southeast Florida region can receive access to affordable healthcare as well as social services. It will help them save money on their bills, as the care offsets costly hospitals. Over 20 different clinics and other facilities provide services to the low income as well as uninsured.
The patients, residents, families and others who use the St. Vincent health care services are the organizations first responsibility, and they focus on helping those individuals. Medical services are offered to all who qualify, and it does not matter the patients religion, race, or creed. In some cases the resources can be a form of help for paying medical bills, as they eliminate other health care costs. This program is run out of the office at 4790 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33319, dial 954-484-1515.
St. Vincent de Paul centers and the Thrift Stores are an organization of lay persons, and the thrift stores they operate are available to all who need help. Volunteers and donations are always needed too, so if you want to help your neighbor these centers provide the venue to do that. St. Vincent can help those who need assistance and provide basic needs, regardless of the applicant culture.
Qualified people can get food, clothing, vouchers for household items, and more. Many of the Miami-Dade centers and thrift stores can advise families and the homeless on emergency programs, such as LIHEAP or section 8. Very rarely the Society of St. Vincent de Paul may be able to direct people to financial assistance programs for rent or energy bills, and these are focused on people who are facing eviction/homelessness. At the end of the day, the agency may provide any form of aid that alleviates suffering of the low income, seniors, and working poor. Thrift stores and centers are located at the following.
9401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, Florida 33138, 305 762-1124 / 305 762-1125
1061 N. W. 89th Ter., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, call 305 762-1124
6591 N. W. 90th Ave., Tamarac, FL 33321, telephone 305 762-1124
5641 S. W. 2nd Ct., Plantation, FL 33317, dial 305 762-1124
1211 N. E. 4th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33304, main phone 954 462-0716
2323 N. Dixie Highway, Pompano Beach, FL 33060, dial 954 942-2242
12945 S. W. 185th Ter., Miami, FL 33177, telephone 305 762-1124
29355 S. Federal Highway, Homestead, Florida 33030, primary phone 786 205-3768
15 S. E. 1st Ave., Hialeah, Florida 33101, dial 305 885-2788
Camillus House focuses on the homeless and indigent populations of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The program was created over 30 years ago, and was established by the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd in the 1960s. The location has grown steadily over the years. It used to be an overnight shelter, and now it is a full service social center that partners with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. It offers the needy a full continuum of care, and services are offered for the homeless and working poor across the region. Learn about food, groceries, and self-sufficiency programs. The Life Center and Emergency Services can be found at the following addresses:
- 26 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33132
- Health Concern Clinic, 336 NW 5th Street, Miami, FL 33128, telephone 305-577-4840 x106
Legal Services are offered in partnership with Catholic Charities. The service provides professional immigration services to Miami-Dade and South Florida's immigrant and refugee communities. Affordable legal and attorney representation before the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Immigration Courts is also offered too.
Hundreds of residents seek legal help from Catholic Legal Services every month. St. Vincent provides pro bono services, through this service, to Miami families and individuals who qualify based on their eligibility status, income, and the availability of funding and other resources. If you do not qualify for free advice, then CLS may provide individuals with a sliding fee scale for their legal bills. For those individuals in the region who can afford to pay for a private attorney, CLS encourages you to seek the services of a qualified immigration attorney. They will usually recommend a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Referrals can be provided as well.
The main Society of Saint Vincent center is located in the Ingraham Building, 25 S.E. Second Ave., Suite 220, Miami, Florida 33131, telephone number 305-373-1073.