Since its inception in 2002, Homeward Bound has sent more than 800 homeless to relatives' homes, said Lela Jordan, director of Vickers House.
But the program, like many other social service projects in Palm Beach County, faces shrinking funds while seeing an increase in people asking for help.
hopes community donations will help keep Homeward Bound running.
"When it first started, it wasn't something that people were coming for daily," Jordan
"We might have gotten one person a month.
But in the last year, we've seen more and more people coming in because they've tried everything they can here and it's just not working out, and they are ready to go home."
launched the program in 2002, after several of the center's clients requested money for bus passes to return home to their families.
"Sometimes folks came and thought they were going to get a fabulous job doing construction, live on the beach in the sunshine," Jordan
"They came down and found it was hard to get around, that they couldn't get that dream job, that is was a very expensive place to live."
The program helps three to five families per week.
An average bus ticket runs from $125 to $200, depending on the destination, and since the program only has about $3,000 left, money will run out soon.
"I know that times are tough and every agency out there is trying to fundraise," said Jordan
, who's hoping to raise $20,000.