A New Beginning in Overtown

Lotus House Ground Breaking

A vacant lot in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood came alive with emotion today as more than 300 members of the community celebrated the groundbreaking of Lotus Village, a new homeless shelter that will house nearly 500 women and children and serve as a national model for how to end homelessness in America’s cities. The project marks an expansion for Lotus House, Miami’s only shelter exclusively serving women and children.

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About The Lotus Endowment Fund

The Lotus Endowment Fund, Inc. is a supporting foundation for The Sundari Foundation, Inc. and its initiatives, including the Lotus House Women’s Shelter. The Endowment Fund was formed to secure the financial stability and long-term viability of the Sundari Foundation, so the Lotus House will serve as a resource for women, children and youth in need for generations to come. Read More >

About Lotus House

The Lotus House is a unique resource center and residential facility serving homeless women and infants in the heart of the historic African American district of Overtown, Miami, an area suffering from extreme poverty. Lotus House provides free, transitional housing and wrap around support services with access to a wide range of resources to approximately 160 women and children annually. Read More >

About Lotus Village

Lotus Village is envisioned as a mixed-use “village” with combined state of the art shelter facilities and supportive services serving homeless individuals and families, as well as our Overtown neighborhood. In Lotus Village, we seek to create a prototype for the future, in which shelter and services for those in need are fully integrated with the urban fabric of the neighborhood we call home. Read More >