The Mission of Sulzbacher is to empower homeless and at risk women, children and men through health, housing and income services thereby restoring hope and self-sufficiency.
We are ending homelessness, one person at a time.
Sulzbacher opened its doors in December of 1995 as the I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the homeless in response to the explosion of crisis homelessness that happened in the nineties both in Jacksonville and nationwide. The agency was founded by three groups, the City of Jacksonville, a group of area businesses, and the United Way of Northeast Florida. Unlike other homeless shelters, Sulzbacher was founded on the premise that homeless persons need and deserve more than just a meal and a bed to end their homelessness. Sulzbacher provides a continuum of care approach, addressing all aspects of homelessness including housing, income and health care. Over the more than two decades since the agency opened, the services have grown to include street outreach, primary health, behavioral health and dental care for all ages, permanent housing, job placement and early learning.
Sulzbacher is Northeast Florida’s largest provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women and children. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.