Broward County residents who do not have a permanent home or place of safety to reside are especially vulnerable during emergencies, such as a hurricane. Therefore, when a Hurricane Warning is announced, the Homeless Helpline 954-563-HELP (4357), Toll Free 1-888-537-0211, operated by 2-1-1 First Call for Help, provides information and referral for homeless services in Broward County, including assistance in finding shelter, support services, or programs for individuals or families who are homeless or on the verge of being homeless.
Additionally, when a hurricane warning is announced and a mandatory evacuation order is issued, Broward County Transit (BCT) buses will offer evacuation transportation from the three assigned pick-up points to Red Cross General Population shelters in the north, south and central portions of the County. Transportation will continue until sustained winds reach 35 miles per hour.
Pick-up Points for Persons Experiencing Homelessness
Northeast Transit Center
304 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Pompano Beach, Fl 33060
Salvation Army Lodge
1445 West Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Corner of N. 21 Ave
& Lincoln St. and/or
corner of N. 21 Ave
& Sherman Street
(both East of railroad tracks)
What to Bring
Homeless persons are allowed one suitcase, duffel bag or plastic bag of belongings at the shelter. Additional belongings may be left at the nearest feeding program pick-up point until the evacuation order is lifted.
For more information, call 954-563-HELP (4357), Toll Free 1-888-537-0211.