Homeless Rehabilitation Program
We offer a residential housing program for men, women, and women with children. We call it Homeless Rehabilitation.
After an initial interview and assessment of an individual, if accepted into the program, the client will be required to attend classes, counseling and work therapy for 13 weeks.
After a stable environment is established and life and job skills have been determined, the clients are encouraged to seek employment.
While our 13-week program is free to the client (paid for by grants, generous donations, and proceeds from our thrift stores), we start to assess service fees thereafter until the client completes the program.
Nearly 90% of our clients complete life skill training, job training, and money management classes, and 80% leave with stable employment and permanent housing.
Since 2008, we’ve hosted more than 350 people in the rehabilitation program.
Affordable Housing (Low Income)
Per the State of Florida Dept of Education, there are over 63,000 homeless students. The 2013 Shimberg Housing Report from the University of Florida states that there is a shortage of 643,000 affordable housing units in Florida. Their report shows that the median rental rates in Florida is $950 per month. For the working poor, that presents a financial impossibility.
Consequently, we have received a $19 million award from Florida Housing to build 96 ‘affordable rental apartments’ (rents projected to be less than $600 per month for 1-bedroom). Woodwinds Apartments are scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2018.
Join us in solving the main cause of homelessness–a lack of affordable housing. New Beginnings is actively pursuing donations to acquire and build more affordable rentals so people have a safe and affordable place they can call home.
Please commit a monthly donation and help us purchase or build housing for more low-income, hard working families, as well as seniors and disabled veterans in need.