Sundari Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   23 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 217 NW 15th Street Miami FL 33136 USA

Mission: The Sundari Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit, non-denominational public charity, dedicated to the education, advancement and social inclusion of poor, disadvantanged and homeless women and children.  The first initiative of the Foundation was the establishment of the Lotus House Women’s Shelter in the heart of Overtown, Miami, an area suffering from profound poverty and urban blight in one of the poorest large cities in the United States.  Lotus House is a unique women's resource center and residential facility serving women who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, whether due to domestic violence, untreated medical or mental illness, disability, loss of employment, or other economic reasons. For many women, it is the shelter of last resort, as time spent in temporary shelters does not afford them an opportunity to address untreated medical and mental health issues, obtain employment, and save the funds needed to secure affordable housing.  This is not a typical short term shelter, but a place where the minds, bodies and spirits of women most in need are nurtured and supported to empower them to improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self sufficiency, and transition to permanent homes off the streets.
Geographic areas served: Miami Dade County, Florida
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 81-0652266
305-365-2478
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I have seen how well the resident's do after living at the two homes run by the Sundari Foundation. They receive job training, counseling, parenting skills and many other things.

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many ways.

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About every six months

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2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

My wife and I heard abut Lotus House from someone we know that is familiar with the type of program Lotus House uses to assist women in need. It caught our attention and we visited the House and talked to its leader and got to meet some of the employees and volunteers. Lotus House approach to serve is unique in the sense that helps women with different needs to spend time in the House for a period long enough that lets redirect their lives. It is not a short term shelter to assist in short term basic needs. The women are supported in dealing with their particular need, trained to move forward in terms of employment, they get the message that they are important and that the House is not a quick fix. When you visit the House you feel a sense of peace and love, you see that the people there both the women guests, volunteers and staff really have a common purpose. It is refreshing to see that places like this exist in the middle of the very confused world we live in today. Vivian/Ralph Morera

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Visiting various times to experience the work being done.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

What a great way to give back to this community that needs it so desperately. The Sundari foundation not only gives a chance for hope, tools for future growth but also empower the women to go out and care about their communities suchas the Wynwood street clean initiative. We are proud to help this organization.

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Seeing the cleanning crew around wynwood

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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