SOURCE: Community Partnership for Homeless

Community Partnership for Homeless

October 21, 2009 10:00 ET

Community Partnership for Homeless National Program Seminar in Miami, Florida -- Time Is Running Out for Registration

CPH Offers Best Practices and Proven Solutions to Communities Struggling With Homelessness

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - Community Partnership for Homeless (CPH) is reaching out to communities to help them address the issue of homelessness. The Miami-based non-profit will host a seminar November 12-13 to share its successful model, which has helped to significantly reduce the number of men, women and children living on the streets in Miami-Dade County.

While the homeless population has shown a decline in Miami-Dade County, reports indicate that nationally, the number of homeless persons on the streets is significantly increasing.

CPH, created as part of a public-private partnership with the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust operates two facilities and serves 756 residents almost every day. CPH provides shelter, educational programs, case management, job training, job search assistance and many other services. Since its creation, CPH has served over 76,000 people with a successful outplacement rate of 61 percent. Outplacement may be with partner agencies providing substance abuse or mental health services, transitional housing or on to self-sufficiency. More than 32 percent of the outplacements are to market-rate housing. Through the generosity of donors, CPH often provides furniture and household items to residents moving into their own home. Families are provided follow-up services for up to one year upon their discharge from the program. CPH operates with the help of a 1 percent food and beverage tax levied on restaurants with a liquor license grossing more than $400,000 each year.

Seminar topics include building partnerships with elected officials, businesses, philanthropic and neighborhood groups, zoning and site planning, staffing, security, fundraising, budgeting, operations, program services and many other topics. We will also talk about the collaboration amongst our continuum-of-care partners and how Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami have contributed to our success. Participants are given an inside look at the day-to-day operations of CPH's Homeless Assistance Centers and the opportunity to meet with people who have made the Miami program a success.

What we have done can be replicated in any community; let us teach you how!

Information about CPH and registration for the November seminar is available online at www.cphinational.org. Please register as soon as possible as space is limited.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Alfredo Brown
    Director of National Program Development
    305-329-3013
    Email Contact

    Lisa McCrum
    Executive Assistant
    305-329-3020
    Email Contact