Adam’s Place is our new men's jail diversion/prevention and veterans intervention homeless shelter serving St. Lucie County. The shelter celebrated its opening in January 2019 and is the product of collaboration among many agencies and stakeholders to provide services to homeless veterans as well as homeless men who would otherwise face transport to jail with possible misdemeanor arrest charges.
The Jail Diversion/Prevention and Veterans Intervention Homeless Shelter program is designed to break the cycle of homelessness, incarceration and subsequent return to homelessness by first providing temporary “drop off” shelter housing and basic needs care and then conducting preliminary screening of individual needs. After an initial assessment, each client meets weekly with case managers for personalized services, including referral to support agencies that provide mental health or substance abuse treatment as well as job training and placement. The goal is to help each individual find employment, resources and housing for long-term stability.
The Salvation Army is seeking businesses and other employers willing to partner with us to offer job opportunities and training for these men, as well as landlords willing to provide affordable housing. Donations of twin-sized sheets and comforters, pillows, laundry detergent, toiletries and men's clothing are appreciated, as are monetary donations.
Adam's Place is located at 609 N. 7th Street in Ft. Pierce. For more information, call 772-448-8082.