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Shelter Plus Care Program
The Shelter Plus Care Program provides housing assistance to homeless individuals or families who have a permanent disability––mental illness, substance abuse and/or HIV+/AIDS. The goal of the program is self-sufficiency. Funding for this program is coordinated through the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust. Supportive services provided by sponsors include
mental health, drug or alcohol abuse treatment
life skills training
case management, etc.
To qualify for the Shelter Plus Care Program, applicants must
be 18 years or older;
be homeless or on the street, in a shelter or in transitional housing;
have a permanent disability, such as mental illness, substance abuse and/or HIV+/AIDS.
New admissions must be very low-income (30% or below area median income). See the income limits table for details.
How to apply/contact information
Applications are taken during registration which is set by service providers. Contact these providers for further details:
- Citrus Health Network
- Community Health of South Dade
- New Horizons Community Mental Health Center
- Douglas Gardens Community Mental Health Center
- Better Way of Miami
- Carrfour Supportive Housing
- Camillus House
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