From our Founder – Father William Collins
Dear Friends:

Simply stated, Poverello serves those who are in need and are among the most forgotten.

My dream was first envisioned more than twenty-five years ago when I began to minister to local HIV/ AIDS patients who were discharged from the hospitals with little or no thought to their continued welfare.

Poverello is dedicated to honor the dignity of those affected by the HIV/AIDS virus and to serve them with the highest possible degree of understanding, respect, and love. The primary goals in serving our clients are to ease the stress and loneliness caused by the virus, and to their nutritional and other basic living requirements.

The backbone of Poverello is the quality of its volunteer/client relationships. Perhaps more than any other illness, HIV/AIDS challenges human relationships most deeply. It causes us to evaluate our attitudes regarding morality, sexuality, and how we judge one another. It gives us pause to think about whom we include in “our” community and who we identify with as a part of “us” versus “them”. AIDS gives us a mirror in which we see who we are and how we respond to others. Our Clients are facing the combined issues of MORTALITY and SURVIVAL.

With your ongoing love and support Poverello is prepared to stand with them and to serve them.

This web site is designed to help everyone understand the scope and needs of the Poverello Center. I invite you to take a journey through my world and see the many faces that need your help today.

Fr. William F. Collins, OFM

Poverello Live Well Center
Poverello Live Well Center added 8 new photos.6 d ago
A fun day at Lucky’s, You still have time to come by. 10% of all sales Will be donating to the Poverello - Eat Well Center. All three Broward locations. Staff Will be here until 7 PM. We hope to see you!
Poverello Live Well Center
Poverello Live Well Center added 3 new photos — attending an event at Lucky's Market Plantation.6 d ago
A great day to stop by Lucky’s. ( All Broward locations). #lucky’s #impactday.
Poverello Live Well Center
Poverello Live Well Center added 6 new photos.7 d ago
Local flavor Thanksgiving 2018
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Look who's supporting Broward House! Today 11/14/2018 all day mention you're there for Broward House. https://t.co/ToLba71Mvo
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Join us at Lucky's Market in Oakland Park, Plantation and Coral Springs on Tuesday, November 13 for Lucky's IMPACT Day. 10% of each stores sales will help Poverello provide health and nutritional services to over... https://t.co/gLmuLGq40y
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The best non-perishable foods to donate to a food drive:

canned beans
dry beans
peanut butter
rolled oats
canned fruit in juice, not in light or heavy syrup
canned vegetables, with no or low-sodium... https://t.co/qDmf4u3ACS