An Overview of Camillus House and Camillus Health

Camillus House and its sister organization Camillus Health partner to provide humanitarian and health care services to more than 17,500 men, women, and children each year. The two organizations, which are sponsored by the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, serve the hardest to reach and poorest members of the community.

Established in 1960 to meet the needs of Cuban exiles, Camillus House has grown from a small soup kitchen into a full-service organization offering comprehensive services countywide. Today, Camillus House serves more than 12,500 people each year at 10 locations throughout the County and, each night, more than 1,100 people rest safely under a Camillus roof.  The services offered by Camillus House include housing, behavioral health treatment, employment services, and basic emergency services such as food, clothing, shelter, and companionship.

Camillus Health, which was founded in 1984, is Miami’s only standalone Healthcare for the Homeless provider and offers a full complement of health care services by a caring team of professionals. The organization serves more than 5,000 patients each year with services that include adult primary health care, pediatric and geriatric care, women’s preventive health services, street-based medical outreach, psychiatry and psychology services, and oral health care.

The Camillus ministries provide a system of care to ensure that persons who are poor and homeless in Miami-Dade County receive the most comprehensive care possible as well as the hope and support they need to begin the long, and often difficult, transition to a new life and self-sufficiency.