Direct Client Services are aimed squarely at meeting your needs directly, by providing food, transportation, utility and rental/housing services to you. While most of our programming helps you to connect with other resources that meet your individual needs, these services provide services directly to you to meet important needs.
Food For Life Network – has a proud heritage of serving the HIV/AIDS community since 1987. Today we can provide limited emergency assistance to anyone in need. In addition, for those who qualify for Ryan White Food Bank Services we can provide up to three months of groceries yearly and for those who meet certain other criteria, an additional three month of assistance may be available. The cities of Miami Beach and North Miami Beach make these services available to their residents through specific grants targeting their area’s Community Development Block Grant programs. Home delivered meals are available to those receiving Medicaid Waiver services and The National Board’s Emergency Food program makes emergency food assistance available once yearly for anyone who needs it.
Transportation – Working with a combination of funders, we can provide public transportation that you may be able to access through your case manager depending on availability and funding. Simply ask if you qualify.
National Board’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program – We receive limited funding annually aimed at helping anyone in Miami-Dade County with rental, utility and/or food assistance. The grants are only available under certain qualifying conditions (Miami-Dade Residency, Picture ID, social security number) and only until funds are exhausted. Check with a case manager to see if funds are available to help.
Housing – Care Resource works closely with the City of Fort Lauderdale and the City of Miami to provide services through the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program. Even though these programs target people with HIV/AIDS, our staff expertise allows us to provide limited assistance to anyone needing housing help by referral to area programs. Housing Case Management (Fort Lauderdale): if you have HIV/AIDS, a housing case manager may be able to assist you in preparing a budget, looking for work, apply for emergency rental/mortgage assistance or apply for assistance with utility bills. They can also (depending upon your eligibility) possibly assist you with Move-In expenses, first and last month’s rent, deposit for Water and light bill.
Long Term Rental Assistance (Dade County): If you have been diagnosed with AIDS, the City of Miami operates a Long Term Rental Assistance program that assigns cases to Care Resource for our Housing Specialists to manage. Watch the City’s website for an opportunity to apply for their waiting list.
This means we have staff at all three locations that are experts in local rental markets and may be able to assist you with your housing questions.