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Community Resources: Housing Insecurity/Homelessness & More: Housing and Other Resources

Social Work and Social Services Resources in Palm Beach County and Florida (Under Construction)

Services Available at Palm Beach State College

1. College-wide Counseling Center

      Available on all campuses, call 561-868-3980 to schedule an appointment.

2. Panther Pantry / LW Campus SCA-105 / 561-868-3980:

3. Panther Empowerment Center/ LW Campus PG 116 /561-868-3905- 

4.  Panther Closet -

5. Course Reserves: Textbooks:
The College’s top 25 enrolled course textbooks are available to use in the Library’s 3rd floor (for 2 hours) by showing your Panther Card.

6. Work Study at PBSC as a work-study student (up to 20 hours per week).

Panther Pantry:

Ph: 561-868-4289

Lake Worth Campus | SCA 102 [campus map]

10 Lbs of food per week FREE to all enrolled PBSC studentsA resource for enrolled Palm Beach State College students providing the following items FREE of charge. Students with their ID cards can find the following: 


• Canned food

• Boxed lunches

• Snacks

• Toiletries

• Notebooks

Homeless Services for All

I.  To access Homeless Service, call Senator Phillip D. Lewis Center (561) 904-7900

  • HOT Team
  • Housing Focused Outreach Teams
  • Senator Philip D. Lewis Cetner
  • Housing First Program
  • Emergency Housing Program
  • Extended Care for persons applying for Social Security
  • Assisted Living Program

II.  Locations for information and service

  • North County Office
    • 1440 Martin Luther King Blvd., Riviera Beach, FL 33404
    • (561)845-4644
  • South County Office
    • 225 South Congress Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444
    • (561)274-3130
  • West County Office
    • 38754 State Road 80, Belle Glade, FL 33430
    • (561)996-1630
  • Homeless Service
    • 1150 45th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    • 1250 Southwinds Dr., Lantana, FL 33462
  • Senator Philip D. Lewis Center
    • 1000 45th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    • (561)904-7900
    • Kim Parnett/ Wendy Olds, Casework Supervisors

Other Services Available to All Homeless Persons

Active links, please click for more information 

I.  Boca Helping Hands:  1500 NW 1st Court, Boca Raton, FL 33432

II.  The Lord's Place:  (561)-494-0125,  2808 N. Australian Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407

III. Vita Nova (561) 689-0035, 3111 South Dixie Highway, Suite 243, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

IV. The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, Inc.

  • (561)616-1222;  4101 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33405
  • (561)514-0564;  1320 Henrietta Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • (561)793-1698;  12773 W. Forest Hill Blvd. #1205, Wellington, FL 33414

The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County:

  • (561)478-5351
  • (561)355-4663; 810 Daltura St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401

V.  Salvation Army Boca Social Services:

  • 300 SW 2nd Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33432
  • (561)233-9009

VI.  Homeless Connect Website online @

VII. Palm Beach County Assistance Programs:  Assistance with Utility Payment - Need help paying utilities? 

VIII.  Oasis Compassion Agency/Oasis Compassion Women Center (Women's Shelter, Pantry, Career Center):

  • Green Acres 
  • 561-967-4066

IX.  Valley of Love Ministries 

Provides a range of services to homeless people in Palm Beach County. Services range from emergency accommodation, supported housing, social enterprise and more.

  • 1538 Ave E., Riviera Beach, FL 33404
  • 561-844-2400 or 561-502-8757 (Cell) 
  • Email:


Additional Agencies

Additional agencies providing services:

Adopt A Family of the Palm Beaches
1712 2nd Ave N, Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 253-1361

AVDA: Aid to Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.
24-Hour Crisis Hotline 1-800-355-8547
P.O. Box 6161
Delray Beach, FL 33482
(561) 265-3797

Burckle Place: Lord's Place
Previously, there was NO HOUSING program in Palm Beach County designed exclusively to meet the long-term needs of single homeless women.It was designed to serve women who find themselves homeless in our community and who have fallen through the cracks because they are ineligible for other transitional housing in Palm Beach County.
For more information regarding the referral process or about Burckle Place in general please contact, Val Santiago Stanley, Program Supervisor at  or call 561-424-9467. 

Common Grounds Church: @20 South J Street, Lake Worth, FL  (Former Bamboo Room)
Provides Bisquits, gravy and Coffee eat Sunday to all Service attendees. Invites the homeless to worship and share ministry. 

Common Grounds Coffee House@12 South J Street, Lake Worth, FL (across the street from Common Ground Church) Live improv. music on Friday and Saturdays to all, free of charge.  Interested in having more improvisational musicians.  The homeless community is welcome to attend and to perform. All are welcome to bring in their own water, juice, soda or teas. Coffee and other items sold to benefit Common Ground Coffee House and sponsor improv. nights on the weekends.

Family Promise North/Central Palm Beach County, Inc.: Helps local homeless families, with children under the age of 18 years, by providing transitional shelter, meals, case management and support services.  It is mandatory that adults in the family obtain full-time employment within 30 days of program entrance, if unemployed. 
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Faith, Hope, Love, Charity, Inc. provides services for veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  We are able to assist eligible clients with housing, benefits counseling, employment, and other services.
3175 South Congress Avenue, Suite 310
Palm Springs, FL 33461

Homeless Outreach and Assisted Living, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-5400

Palm Beach County Homeless Shelters and Social Services for the Needy OR Facebook

The Salvation Army Center of Hope, West Palm Beach

(561) 682-1118

Vita-Nova, West Palm Beach

561.689.0035 (office)

561.689.0806 (fascimile)

YWCA: Women in Distress
(561) 993-2204