Our Mission:

Safe & Stable

The Helping Our Miami-Dade Youth (HOMY) Collective is a collaborative of 100 agencies working together to ensure that all Miami-Dade youth have safe and stable housing. 


Do you need help with:







If you need help with any of the above,


If you need housing now, call or go to one of these ACCESS POINTS (click a site below closest to you):

You can also call the Homeless Helpline at 1-877-994-HELP. Please note: you must call every day.


Education & Employment  •  Housing  •  Health  •  Permanent Connections


Our Mission

No young person should spend a single night sleeping outdoors simply because they do not have access to safe housing. The HOMY Collective's mission is to create a community dedicated to preventing and ending youth homelessness.

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youth were counted as experiencing housing instability or homeless

In the 2019 iCount Miami and the Miami-Dade Continuum of Care Count, there were 684 young people counted staying in a shelter or on the street.



young people are alone

In the 2018 iCount Miami, there were 218 young people without a parent or legal guardian.



at-risk students

 In the 2017-2018 school year, Miami-Dade County Public Schools identified approximately 9,000 students at-risk of or experiencing homelessness.


iCount Miami

The #iCountMiami is the Miami-Dade County annual youth point-in-time count. It is a confidential housing survey administered to youth and young adults between the ages of 13-24. We want to hear from young people experiencing housing struggles or housing instability. For example, they may not have a safe and stable place to stay; couch surfing; living with multiple families; or were told to leave home. For more information, go here.

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2018 iCount miami

From January 26 to January 31, 2018, the iCount Miami was administered to over 300 young people experiencing housing instability. Click below to see the results.


What We Can Do

See Enrique’s story. He was a student with Educate Tomorrow and Miami-Dade College.

he was homeless...and he just graduated from college


Get Involved


Youth voice Advisory Council

The YVAC is The HOMY Collective's board of youth ages 16-24 with lived experience of housing instability. Interested in being a leader and advocate for youth in Miami-Dade County? Fill out our application.

Volunteer on a committee

There are multiple ways you can volunteer or partner with HOMY. Sign up to become an active member of one of our committee. Contact Audrey Aradanas at Miami Homes For All at audrey@miamihomesforall.org.

iCount Miami

You can volunteer during the annual iCount Miami. You can be a magnet site, youth ambassador, or help out with marketing. For more information, contact Audrey Aradanas at Miami Homes For All at audrey@miamihomesforall.org.