Patricia Vila, Marketing Director
Community Partnership for Homeless changes name to Chapman Partnership
New name reflects commitment of founding Chairman Alvah H. Chapman Jr. to the homeless
MIAMI, FL – Oct. 3, 2011 – Community Partnership for Homeless announced today that the nonprofit organization’
The name change reflects the long lasting commitment spearheaded by the organization’
“It is our desire to honor founding Chairman Alvah Chapman Jr. for his leadership and vision for our community,” Chairman Trish Bell said. “He was the driving force that built our organization from humble beginnings as the private sector partner of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust into a nationally recognized model for its comprehensive approach to helping the homeless.”
“Above all, however, is our deeply held conviction that those temporarily homeless persons in our care shall always be treated with the greatest compassion, dignity and respect,” Bell said.
Alvah H. Chapman Jr. was the former publisher of The Miami Herald, chairman of the Knight Ridder newspapers and one of South Florida’s most influential philanthropic and civic leaders. Chapman was a soft-spoken gentleman who believed public service was a responsibility and a way local businesses could help build and foster a society. Throughout his lifetime, he helped rebuild downtown Miami, worked to house the homeless, and led the “We Will Rebuild” campaign after Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
Chapman Partnership is the private sector partner of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, commissioned to situate, build and operate two Homeless Assistance Centers in downtown Miami and Homestead. We provide a wide array of support services. With an outstanding success rate far above the national standard, we help our residents rebuild their lives while offering dignity and respect. Chapman Partnership depends on a variety of public and private funding sources – and the donations of goods, services, and time by thousands of individuals every year.
Donate online at www.chapmanpartnership.org/
or call our development team at (305) 329-3066.
IN-KIND SUPPORT & VOLUNTEERS
For information about making an in-kind donation or volunteering, please call (305)-329-3030 or visit: www.chapmanpartnership.org/
TOUR OUR CENTERS
To plan a tour of our Centers and see our work in action, contact us at email@example.com or (305)-329-3004. Here’s more about us:
· 756 beds for men, women and children, with private rooms for our families
· More than 83,500 admissions, of which 16,700 were children
· Our medical clinics have received 145,000 patient visits
· More than 800,000 meals served annually
· 63 percent of residents are placed into permanent or transitional housing
· More than 340 households placed with Federal Stimulus dollars since October 2009
· On-site kennel and a volunteer veterinarian at our Homestead facility to help care for our residents’ dogs.
· Medical clinics
· Mental health services
· Dental services
· Dining services
· Child care
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