The Senator Philip D. Lewis Center
A Partnership of Homeless Service Providers
The Senator Philip D. Lewis Homeless Resource Center (HRC) opened in July 2012 as Palm Beach County’s first homeless resource center. The HRC is named in honor of Senator Philip D. Lewis, a longtime advocate for the homeless and provides temporary housing for up to 90 days. It is the centralized point-of-entry for families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Palm Beach County.
With a partnership of homeless service providers in one location, it allows the HRC to act as a central point of access for individuals and families seeking to end their homelessness. People who are experiencing homelessness can get connected with supportive services and housing to restore them to self-sufficiency. The HRC has assembled a team of community providers, each offering a distinct service to meet the needs of our guests. These partners are on site to help guests access the help they need – starting, first and foremost, with shelter. Guests are offered a number of supportive services, including an initial assessment, housing placement, and comprehensive case management, ensuring they are connected to the aid they need the most.
You can get a referral to the Lewis Center on a 24-hour basis, 365 days per year. However, you cannot go directly to the Lewis Center to access services without first receiving a screening from a provider partner.
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