If you are a homeless family with minor children, or at risk of losing your housing, please dial 211 on your phone, or text your ZIP code to 898211 to be connected to a helpline specialist. Family Promise of Brevard has partnered with 211 Brevard to provide a streamlined process for referrals. Once a family is determined to meet initial eligibility, a staff member will make contact with the family to set an interview and explore next steps. Family Promise of Brevard is unable accept walk-in referrals at any of its locations.

To access 211 website click here.

Who we serve in
our shelter program:

  • Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) with minor children who are literally, or at imminent risk of, homelessness.
  • Families who are capable and willing to live in a community environment supervised by volunteers.
  • Families must be willing to follow program guidelines and actively participate in intensive daily case management to end their own homelessness.

Who is best served by a
partner agency:

  • Outstanding warrants
  • Extensive criminal history and/or history of violence
  • Active substance abuse
  • Active domestic violence
  • Active untreated psychiatric conditions that could pose a safety threat in a community setting
Upon Referral:
  • Families are pre-screened for preliminary eligibility by phone
  • If families are not eligible, they are referred to partner agencies for emergency shelter and/or services.
  • If space is available, and they are preliminarily eligible, arrangements will be made for an intake interview, background screen and drug screen to gather more information.
  • If no space is available, and they are preliminarily eligible, family will be placed on a waiting list and also referred out to partner agencies until space opens up.
  • Families are accepted into the affiliate during regular business hours.

Our Hand Up Program

The best time to stop homelessness is BEFORE it happens. HAND UP is a homeless prevention and diversion program designed to coordinate a single point of entry for front-end homeless prevention. We work with at-risk households before they become homeless. Implemented in January 2017, in collaboration with the Sharing Center of Central Brevard and the Brevard Homeless Coalition, this program helps change the future of at-risk families forever.

Eligible households can receive:

  • VI and Full SPDAT assessments for referral to Coordinated Entry System
  • Homeless shelter diversion
  • Homeless Prevention funds for eviction prevention and utility assistance through HUMI and TANF (families)
  • Rapid-Rehousing funds for deposit move-in assistance through HUMI (families)
  • In-person or telephonic budgeting assistance
  • Evidence-based case management
  • Landlord advocacy
  • Resource linkage with community partners