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The Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is closely monitoring Erika. For any updates about County facilities and services, please visit:

Standards of Care Applying to Emergency Care Facilities Client Confidentiality and Sharing of Information

Mission and Purpose

The Mission and Purpose of temporary care facilities is to provide emergency housing and care to individuals and families in dire need, including, but not limited to, assessment, case management, linkage and referral to supportive services and housing opportunities within the Continuum of Care and community-at-large.

Core Functions

Temporary care facilities shall provide the following core functions to their clients:

  • Emergency Housing, including clothing, meals, and initial health screening for communicable diseases.
  • Comprehensive Assessment of current social, health (including mental health and substance use/abuse), and employment/education conditions.
  • Development of Individualized Continuum of Care Plans describing a client's needs for supportive services, establishing a service/referral plan and outlining the client's personal goals towards attaining residential, financial and personal stability and self-sufficiency.
  • Linkage/Referral to internal and external supportive services including, but not limited to, benefit programs, in-patient or out-patient mental health or substance abuse treatment or support groups, education/vocational opportunities, job counseling, training and placement, child care and legal services, and transportation.
  • Outplacement to appropriate housing opportunities in the Primary or Advanced Care levels of the Continuum of Care, in the Miami-Dade County community or in the local affordable housing market.
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