Our Goal | Challenge:
OUR VISION: NO ONE IS HOMELESS
Transform the lives of homeless men, women and children through comprehensive residential programs to effect lasting change and empower them to be productive members of society. We provide food, shelter, substance abuse treatment, education, computer literacy, job placement, healthcare, spiritual development and housing with Christian love, compassion and encouragement.
Since 1922 the Miami Rescue Mission | Broward Outreach Centers, The Caring Place, has served the homeless and needy of South Florida. Our Broward Outreach Centers were first established in 1992. Our Miami-Dade and Broward Centers serve over 1,300 men, women, and children each day. There are approximately 800 people enrolled in our residential life-changing programs. At the heart of these decades of serving those in the greatest need are our core values.
Our Core Values:
Compassion is love in action, saying yes when others say no, embracing the inherent value of every human being. It is the nonjudgmental, conscious acceptance of those in distress and a deep desire to see them restored to health and happiness. The Caring Place embodies the love and compassion of Christ, welcoming the least, the last, and the lost of society without judgment.
Hope is to expect the best outcome with confidence. It is a vision for a better tomorrow; the ability to imagine the possibilities for a better life. The Caring Place provides hope to those who have lost hope through a road map for restoration.
Restoration is to regain that which was lost; to become healthy and whole again—physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and socially. As servants of Christ in the world, The Caring Place (Miami Rescue Mission | Broward Outreach Centers) provides resources and a restorative environment that supports those on the path to health and stability.
Transformation is to alter character and outlook; to experience an awakening and a willingness to change. Our centers provide a safe, supportive environment and effective tools that support individuals in achieving permanent, positive change.
The Miami Centers, located in the Wynwood/Overtown part of Miami, have served the homeless and needy since 1922. Programs and services include: Center for Men, Center for Women and Children, Jeffrey A. Tew Education Center, Community Activity Center, Food Warehouse, and Health Clinic. The Bargain Barn, a thrift store to raise funds for the programs and train people for employment, is located in North Miami. The Centers offer emergency and residential programs. An additional building houses 78 men and has a conference center. The combined Centers provide 390 beds for residential and emergency services.
“Since entering the program, I have come so far. I never thought that I would be going to college. Last year I was on the streets and really wanted to die. Thanks to all at the Center that believed in me and for all the donors. I am so excited.”
Miguel, Recent Graduate