Tag: homelessness

Carrfour Breaks Ground on Shuler Manor Housing and Supportive Services Complex in Liberty City

Carrfour Supportive Housing broke ground today on the $28 million Barbara Carey Shuler Manor in Liberty City, one of Miami-Dade County's most distressed neighborhoods. The community will provide 100 units of affordable housing and supportive services when it opens next year, including case management, job training and placement, and innovative programs that have been effective preventing and reducing poverty.

Groundbreaking for Barbara Carey Shuler Manor, June 18, 2010

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Former President Clinton visits future Carrfour site to urge renewed efforts to erradicate homelessness

Former President Bill Clinton, Alonzo Mourning, Nnamdi Asomugha, Heather Graham and other celebrities led hundreds of young volunteers to Carrfour Supportive Housing’s future Verde Gardens community in Homestead Sunday for a day of service as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University’s (CGIU) weekend program in Miami. The Carrfour community is one of the most innovative programs in the nation to help formerly homeless families achieve self-sufficiency and independence through affordable housing and wrap-around programs including relationship skills, vocational, micro-enterprise, and rehabilitative services.

Alonzo Mourning with President Bill Clinton

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Family breakdown fuels increased homelessness, children are often innocent victims

According to a study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, five to eight million Americans will experience homelessness over a five year period, including millions of children. One common experience of nearly all children who become homeless is that they are innocent victims of family breakdown.

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