Okay - I've now emailed everyone I know to see if anyone can help. No response. One woman said she'd "post this on her facebook", while a survivor told me she'd do something after she attended her noon AA meeting.
In the meantime, these two women told me they are now sitting in the lobby of their hotel. I placed an ad on Craigslist.
I called the Catholic Charity Chapman Partnership. Their 877 number doesn't connect to my phone for some reason. All I can think of is it's blocked from a 702 area code phone number. I called their office line and was told I had to call the 877 number for emergency assistance. I left them an email since I can't get through on their emergency line.
I called the Mother Teresa Mission of Charity - and their phone number is disconnected.
I called the Salvation Army shelter number at 9:00 a.m. my time - which is noon Miami time and they said "no one was available to take my call" and hung up on me.
I called www.miamirescuemission.com and got a woman on the line who said for "emergency housing they have to wait until 10 am tomorrow morning to call for an intake". That doesn't sound like "emergency" to me.
I called the Miami police
at (305) 476-5423 and asked them for the phone number to emergency housing for women.
They gave me a hotline for "victim services".
I asked them for help and they gave me 3 other phone numbers to call.
One of the phone numbers was for the Salvation Army. Their operator told me to get emergency housing, one has to call the "homeless hotline" to get a referral for help. Funny the police didn't know that nor did victim services.
I called the hotline at 305 375 2273. I got a recording that said to "leave a message" but the voicemail was full.
I called the Salvation Army number back - only now no one is answering the phone.
This might be why I'm not getting anywhere. I went onto facebook to look for homeless resources - and found this http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article25850623.html
I got a response to the Craigslist ad from a woman in recovery saying she'll work with these women. I told them to call her and we'll see what happens.
UPDATE: I did get this facebook a few minutes ago: