West Palm Beach, FL asked in Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida

Q: Seven months homeless and still haven't encountered an atheist, humanist, non-religious shelter or organization.

What should I do when I'm atheist/agnostic and can't seem to get help from these organizations? They in fact exist, such as the American Atheists, FFrF, Humanists but they don't have offices where I am and I can't seem to get help over the phone. Because of this, the things I get like socks, shirts, food comes from pretty much Christian organizations. Banks have thus far denied loans to resolve this old problem?

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: County-run shelters, legally, should be non-religious (but I have no knowledge of whether they actually are). You might want to try Palm Beach County Homeless Services, (561) 904-7900.

You might also try contacting the Florida Humanist Association, which does not have a shelter, but may have some ideas. Their website is http://floridahumanist.org .

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