Who We Are

Inside the Homeless Coalition
Homelessness is one of our nation’s most serious problems. While there are many causes of homelessness, the primary cause is the growing gap between housing costs and income.
Although it is difficult to estimate the number of homeless people locally, 2,965 homeless children were identified in the Palm Beach County public school system last year. It is estimated that thousands of people are homeless in Palm Beach County on any given night.
Homeless Coalition History
The Coalition was formed in 1986 and incorporated in 1989 as The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc.  The Coalition is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation.  The Coalition serves as a catalyst for community collaboration to prevent and end homelessness in our community.  The Coalition continues to work to bring awareness and advocate regarding homeless issues and build resources to sustain the Ten-Year Plan including the operation of the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center.
What We Do
  • Outreach
  • Education
  • Advocacy
  • Fundraising


Help Feed the Homeless

Just The Facts

Rental Prices are up 10% Across Palm Beach County
The School District of Palm Beach County Reports
3,702 students are homeless.

Current Needs

  • Diapers all sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • Toilette Paper
  • Toiletries (Full size items for Children & Adults)
  • Non-Perishable Food items
  • Men's Shoes
  • Men's Shirts (Dress)
  • Men's Pants (Dress & Casual)
  • Men's Belts
  • Household cleaning products (Brooms, mops, dust pans, dusters, multi-purpose cleaner, dish soap, laundry soap, fabric softener, dryer sheets, trash bags, paper towels
  • Dishes
  • Pots & Pans
  • Silverware
  • Kitchen Utensils (can openers, etc.)
  • Small appliances (Coffee makers, toasters, microwaves, etc.)
  • Wallets

Donation Center: Donations & Resources at the Lewis Center