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The mission of SHAL is to provide shelter, case management and associated services for homeless people in support of their efforts to become self-sufficient. 

SHAL is committed to improving the quality of life for all members of our community.

SHAL, the Southernmost Homeless Assistance League, Inc., is a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of Florida.

SHAL operates emergency adult homeless services programs for the City of Key West:

  • SHAL Shelter Services operates KOTS, the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter, the only low-demand emergency adult shelter in the Keys.
  • SHAL Outreach provides individual case management for sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons in Key West and Monroe County.
  • SHAL provides community education where staff and board members work with local groups and leaders to better understand homeless issues in our community.

The City of Key West funds the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter and SHAL Outreach, along with generous support from the following organizations:

  • Monroe County Board of County Commissioners: Human Services Advisory Board.
  • The Greg and Kim Wasson Family Fund
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • Monroe County Homeless Services Continuum of Care

And generous private donors like you!

SHAL is a member of the Monroe Country Homeless Services Continuum of Care. Their web site is at http://monroehomelesscoc.org

Statement of
Patrice Pelletier-Sanders, MPH
SHAL Board Chair 2016

On behalf of our dedicated Board of Directors and staff, I welcome you to our home on the Web.

SHAL focuses on providing direct services to homeless people here in the Florida Keys. We are here to help you, a family member, a friend, or any homeless member of our community begin the journey to a home.

Through our SHAL Shelter program, which we operate the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter for the City of Key West, we can provide temporary emergency shelter to begin the journey back from the streets and mangroves.

Through our SHAL Outreach program, our dynamic caseworkers provide many services. For example, they can help those who qualify obtain:

  • proper identification,
  • references to local programs that treat medical, alcohol and substance abuse problems,
  • disability benefits,
  • job-related resources
  • transportation home for employment, to reunite with family members & friends or to enter assistance programs back home.

SHAL has a community education program, where staff & board members work with groups and leaders to better understand homelessness in our community.

Assistance for specific needs is also available directly from other providers in Monroe County. Take a look at the “Resources” portion of our website where we list many other options including the Monroe County Continuum of Care programs.

If you have questions or comments about the site or SHAL, please contact our Executive Director, John Miller at ExDir.SHAL@gmail.com or 502.876.5092.

We want this website to be a relevant, valuable resource to the homeless members of our community and those who care for them.

The Homeless — Homed!

Amusing and informative six minute clip from the Daily Show in 2015 in which correspondent Hasan Minhaj reports on the disappearance of homeless people in Utah.

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