At Chapman Partnership we empower homeless men, women and children to build a positive future by providing the resources and assistance critical to growth and independence.
We help the homeless by providing a comprehensive support program that includes emergency housing, meals, health, dental and psychiatric care, day care, job training, job placement and assistance with securing stable housing.
Vincent shares his story of the moment he got the first phone call that a bed was available at our center. Watch his story on how he believed “this was the beginning of a new life.”
Volunteers are the backbone to Chapman Partnership's mission!
All residents are assigned a Case Manager within 72 hours for assessment, evaluation and creation of a mutually agreed upon personalized case plan.
During the first meeting, a comprehensive assessment helps to identify barriers to housing stability and aids in the formation of a mutually agreed upon course of action and set of goals. In some cases, the case manager simply connects the resident to already available resources that will quickly transition them to permanent or transitional housing. Other cases require intensive involvement by both the case manager and the resident particularly where medical issues, substance abuse, and/or mental health problems are creating barriers to success.
On-site social services and connection to off-site resources include:
ID Cards and Drivers License
NA and AA support groups
Budget planning and financial education
Family enrichment and parenting classes
A key component of Chapman Partnership’s services is providing resources to support the physical and mental health of our residents. Through partnerships with key providers, and state and federal assistance, our residents have access to state-of-the-art on-site medical and dental clinics, and mental health resources.
Families with children represent a growing segment of the homeless population and over 25% of our residents are children. To serve their needs, we have dedicated family dorms, a Family Resource Center, and a Head Start-funded day care for children up to 5 years of age.
With on-site day care and after school programs, parents have the opportunity to seek and attain employment.
Within 48 hours of admission, all children are enrolled in school through an on-site liaison with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Many of the children we have assisted have gone on to become Honor Roll students while living here, despite the great challenges they have faced.
JOB DEVELOPMENT & PLACEMENT
Employment Specialists facilitate the missing elements in the job search, from interview clothes, bus passes, tools and certification fees as well as connecting them to agencies that help with securing proper ID, social security numbers and work permits.
Job Training, Development and Placement Services:
Job Training skills including, adult education and vocation programs in culinary arts, environmental services, security and other career fields
Job Development assistance including resume writing, interview skills, work and business clothing and basic materials
Job Placement with local employers who are willing to overlook resume gaps and background issues that would normally be an obstacle to employment
We assist our residents with everything from applications, utility and security deposits to providing needed furniture, appliances and move-in supplies.
In cases where our residents have special needs or disabilities, we work to locate suitable housing programs.
Housing is only one step towards the goal of a stable life, and to that end we keep in contact with former residents through follow up case management for one year.
Chairman of the Board
Carlos Fernandez Guzman
Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
H. Daniel Vincent
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
VP, Development & Marketing
VP, Human Resources
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.