Services

St. Ann Place provides a variety of services aimed at assisting homeless women and men have a better quality of life. These services include:

 

Hygiene

There are six shower rooms (two are full bathrooms) that are available to clients who are homeless.  Regular clients are provided a container to store personal items for their use at the Center.  Clients who come for a shower may leave six pieces of clothing to be laundered.  Clean underwear and socks are given out as needed and shirts/pants/shorts are kept on hand for those who need them.

Food Program

The food program is available Monday - Friday.  Breakfast is served daily from 8:00 – 9:00 AM.  Coffee, breakfast pastries, fresh fruit and cereal are served.  Lunch is served from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.  A take out bag will be provided that includes a meat and cheese sandwich, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, crackers/chips and juice drink.  Pastries are also provided upon request.

Health Care Advocacy

Clients that do not have insurance meet with the Health Care Advocate who interviews them to gather the data needed to assist them in enrolling in Health Care District medical insurance.  The Healthcare Advocate works as a case manager and assists clients in scheduling doctor appointments, providing transportation to procedures (as needed), and obtaining prescriptions.  Emergency housing is provided for clients requiring short term respite care.

Special Assistance

This program assists homeless clients who are in need of a birth certificate to obtain FL Identification.  Clients may use St. Ann Place’s address to receive mail and there is a phone available for calls.  A computer is also provided for internet access.  On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, staff assists clients to enroll for Food Stamps.  Once a month, free haircuts are provided by a group of local hair stylists.

Job Support Program

This program helps homeless clients who have found a job by providing uniforms, work boots, etc. for those who need them, buying the tools a prospective employer may require or pay for licensing fees when needed.  The goal of this program is to assist homeless people to get off the street and to support their efforts to make a better life for themselves.