Lotus House

Founded in 2004, Sundari Foundation, Inc. is a non-denominational, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of poor, disadvantaged and homeless women, youth and children by ensuring that they have the sanctuary, support, education and resources needed to heal, grow, and blossom into who they were truly meant to be.

Key to Giving will match donations made through this donation portal up to $500 per donor made during the donation period until the fund is disbursed. Only amounts between $50 and $500 will count toward the match. For any one gift greater than $500, only the first $500 will be considered for matching funds.

lotushouse-logoLotus House

Founded in 2004, Sundari Foundation, Inc. is a non-denominational, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of poor, disadvantaged and homeless women, youth and children by ensuring that they have the sanctuary, support, education and resources needed to heal, grow, and blossom into who they were truly meant to be. The first initiative of the Foundation was the establishment of the Lotus House Women’s Shelter in 2006 in the heart of Overtown, Miami serving homeless women.

Utilizing an innovative, trauma-informed, holistic format, Lotus House provides shelter and multi-faceted, comprehensive supportive services, including access to medical and mental health care, parenting education, counseling and parent/child therapy, life skills and educational advancement, job readiness training, and a host of enrichment activities from art and acupuncture to yoga and meditation offering alternative pathways to healing.

Today, we house over 110 women and children on a daily basis, where they are permitted to live free up to a year to give these fragile families the time and tools needed to heal, improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self sufficiency, and transition to their new homes. We serve over 275 women and children on an annual basis.

Lotus House Thrift, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Foundation. The Lotus House Thrift Chic Boutique is an essential partner with Lotus House is assisting homeless women and children with special needs build a safe, secure future in three very important ways:

  • donated clothing and shoes ensure that the women and children we shelter will have their basic clothing needs met, in addition to interview outfits and work attire for those on the work path;
  • donated household goods and furnishings are used to help women and children outfit their new homes as they transition from Lotus House, and
  • Lotus House Thrift houses all of our Employment Programs, serving as a real world, working classroom for women on the work path at Lotus House. The proceeds of what we sell help to pay our interns, allowing them to gain much needed work experience, references, and a “nest egg” for their move from Lotus House.

We are a leader in addressing the special needs of homeless women, youth and children with innovative, holistic, evidence based solutions to break the cycle of childhood abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. In the dreams come true of those we serve, we are all enriched by the fruit of their potential realized.

Lotus House improves the lives of homeless women, youth and children in Florida by providing sanctuary, support, education and resources to empower them to improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self sufficiency, and build safe, secure lives as they transition to new homes.

Learn more about Lotus House.