Veterans and Civilians who are homeless
We believe that everyone has the right to live in dignified and affordable housing.
Making Homelessness Rare. Brief. One-Time.
We are passionate about our work and have adopted a “Housing First” principle that guides each of our programs.
Message from our CEO
While eradicating poverty and homelessness may seem impossible to most, we at SVdP CARES are proving that the impossible is possible daily – one precious household at a time.
We strive for excellence in all that we do. At SVdP CARES, our goal is to quickly lead our neighbors on the path to permanent housing and help build a future of happiness and joy.
Become a Good Samaritan
Good Samaritans, by their monthly donations, enable SVdP CARES to provide a hand up to even more of our homeless neighbors. Good Samaritans Circle of Excellence donors enable SVdP CARES to provide “Welcome Home” packages to all households permanently housed. Together, we are working to give a hand up to our neighbors in need by providing safe and secure housing.
Real Faces of Homelessness
These are the stories of homelessness. Learn more about the families, Veterans, and individuals SVdP CARES is helping.
It’s been a tough few years for Floridians.
Sound like a familiar story? We’re not talking about the Holy Family’s journey to Bethlehem. Every day, many of our neighbors face the same situation that Joseph and Mary did so long ago. These neighbors find themselves with a family to support, and no safe place to live. Like Ayesha and her 2 girls…
SVdP CARES Careers
SVdP CARES is a fast growing non-profit looking for professionals and service workers who have a desire to help people who are faced with the crisis of homelessness discover a better tomorrow.
Hear from Our Employees
Why we do the work we do.
“It is knowing that we are able to bring the security of a home to those we serve that keeps me going even when I’m exhausted. It is why I love my job, no matter how hard it gets.”
TeresaSVdP CARES Housing Specialist
“Helping out the veterans who are homeless. Delivering their beds. They are very happy when we deliver and put up the beds for them. It means they have a safe place to sleep, a roof over their head, and Matt and I love doing it.”
KevinCommunity Thrift Store Truck Driver
“We’re in the business of caring for people…it’s in our name, ‘CARES.’ People in shelters can be the forgotten population… but here, they’re not forgotten anymore. I can look at everyone out there and know their story because I get to know them, even if I’m not physically working with them.”
SVdP CARES serves 19 counties across 7,678+ square miles of Florida. Everyone is welcome through our doors, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, age, national origin, citizen, mental disability, genetic information, veteran or military status sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Let’s work together to eradicate poverty and homelessness one precious household at a time.