The TaskForce Fore Ending Homelessness, Inc. operates programs that provide outreach street services to the homeless population in Broward County. We offer referrals and placement in coordination with existing services. In addition, The TaskForce provides transportation to shelters, housing programs, detox facilities, hospitals, and crisis centers.
Outreach teams, often accompanied by a local police officer, operate out of vans throughout Broward County. We provide our services at feeding sites, parks, bus shelters, encampments and other places not meant for human habitation.
Workers establish contact with homeless individuals and families to inform them of social services available in the community and encourage them to access those services. In addition to fixed regular locations where homeless can meet the outreach vans to get help, teams repeatedly visit encampments and places where homeless people congregate. We also respond to individual outreach requests we receive on a regular basis.
Most importantly, through advocacy and outreach, the TaskForce Fore Ending Homelessness gets homeless people off the street and into housing and shelter. The TaskForce has feet on the ground seven days per week, 365 days a year.
Elder Haven & Hope Program
Thanks to support from the Jim Moran Foundation, the Elder Haven & Hope program provides an extra level of service to those 60 years of age and older by placing seniors in emergency overflow housing until a longer-term placement can be secured.
Mental Illness (PATH/SMI)
Through a PATH grant funded by the U.S. Department of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the TaskForce Fore Ending Homelessness works with clients with severe mental illness, including substance abuse issues. Additionally, we transport those in crisis to hospitals, detoxification centers, and crisis stabilization units directly from the streets.