To support, educate and empower South Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth and the Read more [...]
About the Organization
Sundari Foundation, Inc. dba Lotus House is a 501c3 public charity dedicated to the support, advancement and social inclusion of women, youth and children, including our LBTQ sisters, experiencing homelessness.
Our Mission: Our mission is to improve the lives of homeless women, youth and children by providing sanctuary,support, education, tools and resources that empower them to improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self sufficiency, and build safe, secure lives. In their dreams come true, we enrich our community with the fruit of their potential realized.
To support our mission, we also advocate on behalf of homeless women, youth and children to raise awareness of their special needs; inspire innovative, holistic solutions that truly break the cycle of childhood abuse, domestic violence and homelessness; and advance research and enlightened social policies for greater understanding, social inclusion and resources for homeless women, youth and children.
Our Vision: Every homeless woman, youth and child will have the opportunity to heal, learn and grow, build the foundation for a brighter future, and blossom into who they are truly meant to be.
Youth and Teens Program: The Lotus House Youth Program provides free, safe, stable housing to youth for the duration of their high school and/or vocational training within the framework of a trauma-informed, comprehensive and coordinated support system that promotes positive youth development. Youth receive clothing, nourishing meals, access to health care, assistance with benefits and other social services, and participate in a wide range of enrichment activities from music and dance to acupuncture and yoga. Trauma focused individual and group counseling allow youth to heal, learn and grow, and build resiliency and greater self-sufficiency for life’s challenges. In addition to individual counseling and life coaching, Lotus House fosters positive youth development through a wide range of educational supports (such as school uniforms, supplies, and transportation assistance), life skills building, job training and social activities, designed to build a youth’s capacity to support herself and avoid future homelessness. With individualized, multi-faceted support and resources, Lotus House provides the tools to allow these young women to heal, thrive, and achieve their promise of a brighter future.
Programs and Services
Helpline: 305-438-0556Emergency housing: YesLong term housing: YesCrisis counseling: YesFamily intervention: YesMeals: YesMedical: YesHIV testing and counseling: YesOther STD or STI testing: YesCounseling or mental health care: YesEducation or GED preparation or school counseling: YesCareer counseling: YesJob training or skills development: YesYouth development opportunities: YesFree WiFi: Yes