WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — The Lord’s Place opened the doors to C Place, a 25-bed supportive housing campus for vulnerable individuals in West Palm Beach on Friday, making it the first dedicated housing program partnership between The Lord’s Place and Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network. They celebrated the moment with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
With the help of Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network, The Lord’s Place was awarded a contract to operate the new campus for single adults experiencing homelessness, former incarceration, behavioral health conditions, and other barriers to stability.
C Place will provide short-term supportive housing using principles from the evidence-based Housing First model.
Clients will be matched with a case manager who will work with them to complete a personalized service plan and connect them to supportive services to stabilize their housing and behavioral health.
C Place will also have wraparound services including case management, peer support, benefits navigation, basic needs assistance, transportation, job training and placement, life skills instruction, counseling, recovery support, ABE/GED tutoring, and SOAR.
They will also be connected to CARE Team, The Lord’s Place multidisciplinary clinical program. Once clients are stabilized, the staff will assist them in transitioning to permanent housing.
The 25-bed property is owned by Nyasha and Ike Chimbandi, co-founders of We Second Chance LLC. The two of them use their housing investments to give back to the community and they also own two single-family homes and a multi-family apartment complex.