Catholic Charities awarded $5 million Bezos Day 1 Family Fund Grant to Help South Florida Families Find Safe Shelter, Housing and Stability
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami announces that it has received a $5 million grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund. This is the sixth round of annual Day 1 Families Fund grants, which recognize leading organizations doing compassionate, needle-moving work to help families experiencing homelessness secure housing and achieve stability. This grant will build on the $5 million Day 1 Families Fund grant Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami received in 2018.
This one-time, uniquely flexible grant will support our agency in serving as a critical lifeline to children and adults in families experiencing homelessness, who represent more than a quarter of the homeless population nationally. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami plans to use its Day 1 Families Fund grant to provide rapid re-housing services to homeless families in Broward, Monroe and Miami-Dade Counties. This includes providing 50 beds for unsheltered families in Miami-Dade County along with case management to guide families back to stable housing and financial self-sufficiency.
“Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami is truly blessed and grateful to have been chosen for the Day 1 Families Fund grant. It permits Catholic Charities to continue its work of providing shelter and rapid re-housing services to families struggling with the rising costs of living in South Florida,” said Peter Routsis-Arroyo, CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami. “These monies will assist in changing the lives of hundreds of families now finding themselves homeless in these challenging times. We are deeply touched by this kindness and privileged to be able to assist those most in need.”
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NOTICE OF DATA PRIVACY EVENT: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami experienced a cyberintrusion on Nov. 28, 2023. On or about December 18, 2023 law enforcement advised that some of the Agency’s data had been exfiltrated and was available for purchase on the dark web. Catholic Charities immediately engaged outside cybersecurity specialists to secure the Agency systems and implement additional safety precautions to guard against future intrusions. “To date, we have no evidence that the stolen data was sold and the Agency did not pay any ransom relative to the event,” wrote Peter Routsis-Arroyo, Catholic Charities’ CEO, in a letter to his board of directors advising them of the situation.
Because the stolen data encompassed personally identifiable information the incident has been reported to applicable state and federal agencies and the affected parties have been notified. For more information, please click the link below.
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