The Lord’s Place
Diana Stanley, CEO
The Lord’s Place
Mission Statement: The Lord’s Place is dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness by providing innovative, compassionate and effective services to men, women, and children in our community.
- Housing We offer clients a range of housing options, from supportive housing to safe and affordable graduate housing for clients ready to leave the program.
- Job Training & Employment At Café Joshua, the job-readiness training program, ultimately, leads to employment and self-sufficiency.
- Street Outreach Our peer-led street outreach team engages locally with people experiencing homelessness, with the goal of building trusting relationships that begin their journey to self-sufficiency.
- CARE Team (Counseling, Access, Resources and Education) Wraparound care coordination is provided for clients with intensive behavioral health, substance abuse, and serious medical concerns.
- Reentry Services We meet the specific needs of those in jail or prison or recently released from incarceration.
- Gender Specific Services Clients are served in a supportive atmosphere based on specific gender needs through workshops and therapeutic services.
- Children & Youth Services We are committed to stopping intergenerational homelessness with mentoring, tutoring, and pro-social activities to encourage scholarship, independence, responsibility, and team-building.
What We Do
In the last year, The Lord’s Place served 1,782 individuals experiencing housing instability, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and other barriers to self-sufficiency. We conducted outreach to 651 people living on the streets, housed 419 children and adults, assisted 347 unemployed adults with job training services, and provided health care and coordination to 143 clients with behavioral health conditions. Throughout the year, we continued to strengthen and expand our programs. We completed a new strategic plan to guide our goals and objectives through 2025. We developed a new housing program for homeless men and gained final site plan approval to construct Burckle Place 3, a housing program for homeless women. We secured major contracts with the county government to sustain our street outreach, emergency shelter, and reentry programs. Through our advocacy initiative, we supported a number of causes aligned with our mission, particularly affordable housing for low-income households. We partnered with Congresswoman Lois Frankel to obtain federal funding to renovate the apartments at our Family Campus, which houses children and parents in West Palm Beach. Finally, the construction of our Australian Avenue headquarters continues to move forward. We expect the new 25,000 square foot building, which will house our job training, engagement, and reentry centers, to begin serving clients in early 2023.
- How does your agency benefit the community?
- Helping those who are homeless and most vulnerable.
- What is your agency’s focus for the future?
- Providing housing for those in need.
- How can the community help?
- The community can help by being a friend to those who are homeless and not looking the other direction. Volunteer at agencies that make an impact, donate to those to help causes that are near to your heart and spread the good work among your friends and neighbors.