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  • 211 (4)
  • Behavioral and Mental Health Services (8)
  • Disability Services (10)
  • Early Intervention and Child Development (11)
  • Education and Family Services (29)
  • General (6)
  • Social Services (52)

211 - 4 Resources

Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow conducts mid-level evaluations on children whom they feel will qualify for early intervention services. The initiative was designed to address the needs of early identification of development/behavior concerns or delays. They link these children and their families with appropriate community resources.

Phone: (305) 576-6550

Dial: 2-1-1 and ask for "Help Me Grow"

Website: www.helpmegrowfl.org/

Location:
735 NE 125th St
Miami, FL 33161


211 Helpline

Connects parents, caregivers, and adolescents to The Children's Trust Helpline, where specially trained Switchboard of Miami counselors are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to offer help in English, Spanish, and Creole. They offer help and referrals for health and social services by providing assessment of need and crisis counseling.

Phone: (305) 631-4211

Dial: 2-1-1


Emergency Financial Assistance for Housing Program (EFAHP)

Provides a one-time payment of up to $400 to families who are totally without shelter or face the loss of shelter because of non-payment of rent or mortgage. Also helps families who have had household disasters such as fire, flood, or other accidents.

Dial: 2-1-1


Florida Summer Food Service

Provides reimbursement for free, nutritious meals and snacks served to Florida children 18 and younger in low-income areas. May also contact local school district to learn more.

Dial: 2-1-1 for locations near you

Website: www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Food-Nutrition-and-Wellness/Summer-Food-Service-Program


Behavioral and Mental Health Services - 8 Resources

Children's Psychiatric Center

Provides mental health services to children and their families in Miami-Dade County. Services include outpatient therapy, on-site therapists in Miami-Dade County Public schools and homes, prevention and education programs. Day treatment services include care services, group therapy and tutoring in a group setting.

Phone: (305) 598-7443

Location:
11001 SW 76th ST
Miami, FL 33173


Citrus Health

Provides psychological testing and psychiatric evaluation for children and adolescent. Services include individual, family and group counseling provide at schools or homes.

Phone: (305) 825-0300 | (305) 823-0800

Website: www.citrushealth.org

Location:
4175 W 20th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33012


FIU- Childhood Anxiety Phobia Program (CAPP)

CAPP provides comprehensive diagnostics, assessments and state-of-the-art treatments for children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties with fear and anxiety problems. A free initial evaluation is offered for children suffering from excessive and persistent fear or anxiety.

Phone: (305) 348-1937

Website: capp.fiu.edu/

Location:
11200 SW 8th ST, AHC-1 Room 140
Miami, FL 33199


Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH)

ICFH is one of the oldest and most experienced community-based organizations dedicated to the numerous programs serving children 0-5 that include long-term prevention programs.

Phone: (305) 685-0381 | (305) 274-3172

Website: www.icfhinc.org

North:
15490 NW 7th Ave
Miaami, FL 33169

Sunset:
9380 Sunset Drive, #B-120/B-250/B-165/B-230
Miami, FL 33173


FIU Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Program (PCIT)

This program in FIU's Center for Children and Families Earl Childhood Neurodevelopmental Program has many program for young children with disabilities from 2-6 years of age.

Phone: (305) 348-6679

Location:
11200 SW 8th ST, AHC-1 Room 140
Miami, FL 33199


UM Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Program (PCIT)

This program at the Mailman Center for Child Development, is a 12-18 session program that teaches parents to manage their child's difficult behaviors.

Phone: (305) 243-0234

Website: pediatrics.med.miami.edu/mailman-center/clinical-services/developmental-behavioral-pediatrics/parent-child-interaction-therapy

Location:
1601 NW 12 Ave. Suite 4046
Miami, FL 33136


PsychSolutions

PsychSolutions uses an on-site model to provide a full range of therapeutic services to children in various settings. This allows the clinician to work with the client in a more natural setting such as schools, day cares, biological home, foster homes, etc. Service include psychiatric evaluations, mental health and substance abuse assessments.

Phone: (305) 668-9000 Ext: 202

Website: www.psychsolutionsinc.com

Location:
700 S Royal Poinciana Blvd, Suite 300
Miami Springs, FL 33166


Jackson North Clinic

Provides comprehensive mental health services to children between the ages of 5-17 years old. Services provided; psychiatric and psychological evaluations, psychiatric medication program, outpatient counseling (individual and family), case management, and psychological testing.

Phone: (786) 466-2800

Location:
15055 NW 27th Ave
Opa Locka, FL 33054


Disability Services - 10 Resources

Shake-a-Leg Miami

This is a water sports community center for adults and children with physical, developmental and economic challenges. It provides family activities for those who are disabled or who have a family member who is disabled.

Phone: (305) 858-5550 Ext: 113

Website: www.shakealegmiami.org

Location:
2620 S Bayshore Dr.
Miami, FL 33133


Soccer Clinic for Children with Autism

Annual Ransom Everglades Soccer Clinic for Children with Autism is a free clinic that is held at Ransom Upper School, Main Highway Coconut Grove. Must pre-register.

Phone: (305) 469-0895

Website: www.autismsoccer.org/

Location:
6187 NW 167 ST, Suite H-39
Miami, FL 33015


Social Security Department

A child might be eligible for 3 different types of Social security benefits: 1) Social Security Dependents Benefits (SSDI)- for children of disabled or deceased parents. 2)Supplemental Security Income (SSI)- benefits are payable to children under 18 years old who have disabilities. 3) Medical Assistance- government funded health program.

Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Website: www.socialsecurity.gov

Location:
1251 NW 36th ST
Miami, FL 33142


FAAST

The Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) is to provide free access to information, referral services education programs and publications to a family that has a child with severe disabilities.

Phone: 1-844-353-2278

Website: www.faast.org


The Mailman Center for Child Development

The Center is a major component of the UM School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics where research, training and services are integrated to improve the services and supports needed buy children with special needs and their families.

Phone: (305) 243-6631

Website: www.pediatrics.med.miami.edu/mailman

Location:
1601 NW 12th Ave
Miami, FL 33137


United Community Options of Florida

This is a multi-service agency for children and adults with cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities. The agency offers home and center-based programs, advocacy, referral and information about resources for children with special needs.

Phone: (305) 325-1080

Email: ucoinfo@uco-ucpsfl.org

Website: www.unitedcommunityoptionssfl.org/

Location:
2700 W 81st ST
Hialeah, FL 33016


ALLIANCE Homecare Systems

State licensed and insured respiratory and nursing specialist providing 24 hour respiratory services for those in need.

Phone: (305) 256-5551

Website: alliancehomecaresystems.com/index.html

Location:
13280 SW 131st AT, #103
Miami, FL 33186


Miami-Dade County's Department of Human Services

This program provides help for individuals with disabilities to develop independent living skills.

Phone: (305) 547-5445

Location:
1335 NW 14th ST
Miami, FL 33125


Parent to Parent of Miami

Provides information, education training and support to families who have children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs.

Phone: (305) 271-9797

Website: www.ptopmiami.org

Location:
7990 SW 117th Ave, Suite 200
Miami, FL 33183


The Advocacy Network on Disabilities

Offers free resources and help for families with children who have disabilities. Offers targeted and intensive case management.

Phone: (305) 596-1160

Website: www.advocacynetwork.org

Location:
7990 SW 117 Ave., #135
Miami, FL 33183


Early Intervention and Child Development - 11 Resources

A.T. Services Therapy

Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy

Phone: (305) 949-6461 | (954) 654-4992

Point of Contact:
Director/Occupational Therapist
Adriana Tilley
Adriana.tilley@atservicestherapy.org

Website: www.atservicestherapy.org/en/

Miami Beach:
2020 NE 136 St., Suite 207
North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Homestead:
31 N. Krome Ave.
Homestead, FL 33030

Coral Gables:
401 Coral Way, Suite 402-A
Coral Gables, FL 33134


Early Steps North-Dade

Provides a comprehensive assessment to children from birth to 36 months. Serves the North Quadrant of Miami-Dade County (Every one North of West Flagler Street).

Phone: (305) 243-6660

University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development:
1601 NW 12th Ave.
Miami, FL 33136


Early Steps Southernmost Coast

Provides a comprehensive assessment to children from birth to 36 months. Serves the South Quadrant of Miami-Dade County (Every one South of West Flagler Street).

Phone: (305) 929-8705 | 1-877-297-6167


Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS)

Provides free evaluations for all children 3-5 years old who do not attend Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Phone: (305) 274-3501

FDLRS South - Prekindergarten Program for Children with Disabilities:
5555 SW 93RD Ave.
Miami, FL 33165


Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Provides free evaluations for all children over the age of 5 enrolled in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.


Speech Pathology and Educational Center

Speech and Occupational Therapy

Phone: (305) 266-5353

Point of Contact:
ED Coordinator
Ledys Nunez
ledys.nunez@specmiami.com

ED Lead Speech Pathologist
Samantha Vaquerano
samantha.vaquerano@specmiami.com

Owner
Millie Suarez
millie.suarez@specmiami.com

Location:
8510 SW 8 St.
Miami, FL 33144


Florida Rehab Professionals Group

Speech, Occupational and Developmental Services

Phone: (305) 446-1098

Point of Contact:
Office Coordinator
frpg@ymail.com

Owner
Lynda Heredia

Location:
401 Miracle Mile, Suite 403
Coral Gables, FL 33134


My Time, Inc.

Speech and Occupational Therapy

Phone: (305) 632-3359

Point of Contact:
Office Coordinator
Wendy Trochez
info@mytimepediatrictherapy.com

Lead Speech Pathologist
Martinica Barrionuevo
martinicab@mytimepediatrictherapy.com

Lead Occupational Therapist
Marcela Teran
marcelat@mytimepediatrictherapy.com

Location:
1800 SW 1st Ave., Suite 502
Miami, FL 33129


Therapy by Design, Inc.

Speech and Occupational Therapy

Phone: (305) 512-5757

Point of Contact:
Lead Speech and Occupational Therapist/Owner
Millie Martinez
millie.martinez@therapybydesign.com

Location:
17670 NW 78 Ave., Suite 113
Miami, FL 33015


Sunshine Health Network, Inc.

Speech, Occupational, Physical and Developmental Services

Phone: (786) 732-7855

Point of Contact:
Lillie Propere
lprospere@bellsouth.net

Email: sunhealth@bellsouth.net

Location:
15321 South Dixie Highway, Suite 206
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157


Happy Kids Rehab

Occupational and Physical Therapy

Phone: (786) 285-7103

Point of Contact:
Lead Occupational Therapist
Glenys Rodriguez
happykidsrehab@gmail.com

Location:
714 NW 122nd Pl
Miami, FL 33182


Education and Family Services - 29 Resources

Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami

This After School Care Program is designed to provide a safe and secure environment for children to extend their academic learning experience as well as their social learning experience for growth and development into positive and productive citizens.

Phone: (305) 446-9910

Website: www.bgcmia.org/programs

Location:
2805 SW 32ND Ave
Miami, FL 33133


Child Care Awareness

This organization provides the nearest Child Care resource and referral program in your area to help with child care needs.

Phone: (305) 646-7220 | 1-800-424-2246

Website: www.childcareaware.org

Location:
2555 Ponce de Leon Blvd, #500
Coral Gables, FL 33134


Childcare Financial Assistance

Miami-Dade County's Department of Human Services (DHS) provides child care financial assistance to parents with low-income.

Point of Contact:
South Dade Government Center
(305) 234-1457

Florida City/Homestead Neighborhood Service Center
(305) 242-4565


City of Miami-Daycare and Preschool Program

Offers full service licensed daycare and pre-school activities including lunch and snacks. Fees for daycare are based on income and Title IV criteria.

Phone: (305) 759-3507

Website: www.ci.miami.fl.us/cms/parks/876.asp

Location:
490 NE 61st Street
Miami, FL 33137


Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe

A nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring early care and education for children in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Provides childcare for refugees, asylees and entrants and needy families searching for work.

Phone: (305) 646-7220

Website: www.elcmdm.org

Location:
2555 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 500
Coral Gables, FL 33134


Hands in Action

This year round program in Hialeah offers high quality daycare (children ages 2-12) in a nurturing environment.

Phone: (305) 254-9759

Location:
17501 SW 117th Ave
Miami, FL 33177


Girl Power

This program provides day and after-school programs designed to promote positive social skills and behavior in adolescent girls ages 11-17. Their mission is to help families succeed in order to protect, restore and preserve the family.

Phone: (305) 756-5502

Website: www.girlpowerrocks.org

Location:
1600 NW 3rd Ave
Miami, FL 33136


Smart Start Child Care

Provides half or full day childcare services for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Phone: (305) 595-8822

Website: www.smartstartsdayschool.com/


Ayuda- Family empowerment

A nonprofit organization designed to help first time misdemeanor offenders 9-18 years of age by teaching them how to enhance their communications skills, positively resolve conflicts, anger management skills and learn self-esteem enhancement skills among others.

Phone: (305) 864-6885

Website: www.ayudamiami.org/children-adult-programs/

Location:
7144 Byron Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141


Family Planning in Miami Dade County

All teen services are free. Yearly exams for women and men, multiple birth control options, STD counseling & treatment, Testing.

Phone: (305) 324-2400


Substance Abuse Assessment and Referral

Miami-Dade County's Department of Human Services (DHS) provides walk-in substance abuse assessments and referrals for placement into county-wide treatment programs.

Phone: (305) 638-6540

Location:
2500 NW 22nd Ave
Miami, FL 33142


Florida Department of Education

Contains educational information for parents and students with links for DOE events, education and community partnerships, FCAT information, financial aid and more.

Phone: 1-850-245-0505

Website: www.fldoe.org


Florida International University CROP: College Reach Out Program

The purpose of CROP is to prepare the students and increase their awareness of the education and career opportunities available to students in middle and high school grades.

Phone: (305) 348-1745

Website: www.fiu.edu/-fiupreco/crop

Location:
11200 SW 8 St, SASC 205
Miami, FL 33199


Aspira

Addresses the educational and developmental needs of all youth throughout Florida's multi-cultural communities and is especially committed to helping youths at risk of dropping out of school.

Phone: (305) 269-6767

Website: fl.aspira.org


Hispanic Branch Library

Located in Little Havana area, the Hispanic Branch Library was established with a federal grant to serve the special needs of Miami's Hispanic population.

Phone: (305) 643-8574

Location:
1398 SW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33135


The Families Learning at School and Home (FLASH)

This program provides a family English literacy initiative at two schools in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools district: Dr. Carlos J Finaly Elementary School and EWF Stirrup Elementary. FLASH is designed to improve the literacy/ESL skills of parents/caregivers and their children.

Phone: (305) 348-2494

Location:
11200 SW 8th ST
Miami, FL 33199


Volunteer USA Foundation

This website offers resources for parents to teach their children the joys of literacy.

Website: www.volunteerusafoundation.org


Families First

Offers free parenting groups for parents of children ages 0-3 throughout Miami-Dade County. Services are offered in English and Spanish. They have Baby and Me for ages 0-6 months and The Incredible Years ages 1-3 years old.

Phone: (305) 243-8425

Email: FamiliesFirst@miami.edu


The Advocacy Network on Disabilities Parenting

Offers a free parenting program, in the home, for parents that have children with a disability, delay or challenge ages 0-11.

Phone: (305) 596-1160

Email: Idiaz@advocacynetwork.org

Website: www.advocacynetwork.org


Child Car Seat Check Program

The Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami is sponsoring Child Car Seat Checks at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Child passenger safety technicians are available to check child car seats to make sure that they are appropriate, and properly installed.

Phone: (305) 243-3928

Location:
1601 NW 12th Ave
Miami, FL 33137


Free Car Seat Check

Call the Miami Dade Fire Rescue Child Car Seat Program.

Phone: (786) 331-4927


Poison Control Center

The mission of the center is to reduce the number of accidents, severity of injuries, the number of deaths and the healthcare costs associated with poison exposures.

Phone: (800) 222-1222

Website: www.AAPCC.org


Safe Kids Worldwide

This is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under. A lot of valuable information from car seat to water safety to burn safety and so on.

Website: www.usa.safekids.org


Family Resource Center- Healthy Families Miami-Dade

This is a voluntary community based home visiting program focusing on child health and development. Also they focus on positive parent-child interactions.

Phone: (305) 245-7169

Website: frcflorida.org/

Location:
675 North Homestead Blvd
Homestead, FL 33030


FANM- Family Intervention and Empowerment

Provides free parenting classes, divorced parenting classes, anger management group, domestic violence support group case management and family therapy to the Haitian community.

Phone: (305) 756-8050

Point of Contact:
Aline Francois
afrancois@fanm.org

Website: mail.fanm.org/index.php?page=family-intervention-and-empowerment

Location:
100 NE 82nd St, Suite 200
Miami, FL 33138


City of Miami Beach Parent-Child Program

This program is funded by the Children's Trust to provide home-based training services to Miami Beach parents of children from birth to 4 years old. They provide parents with intensive parent training in varying frequencies, which includes hands-on activities, parent homework, and family time. The aim is to foster effective family communication and increase parental knowledge of their child's development.

Phone: (305) 673-7730

Point of Contact:
John Rebar
recreation@miamibeachfl.gov

Location:
1701 Meridian Ave, Suite 401
Miami Beach, FL 33199


Homestead Hospital Education

Provides childbirth education, support groups, diabetes education and senior, women's and parenting programs.

Phone: (786) 243-8420

Website: baptisthealth.net/en/facilities/homestead-hospital/maternity/pages/childbirth-classes.aspx

Location:
975 Baptist Way
Homestead, FL 33033


OneToughJob.org

This website provides parents with the expert information, tips and support they need to be the best parents they can be. It has parenting tips by age of child.

Website: onetoughjob.org


United Way of Miami-Dade

Directs parents to appropriate agencies in their neighborhoods to help with issues that affect families including but not limited to: health services, housing, employment, and nutrition.

Phone: (305) 646-7000

Website: www.unitedwaymiami.org

Location:
3250 SW 3rd Ave
Miami, FL 33129


General - 6 Resources

Family Navigator Program (FNP

FNP's goal is to empower, support, and educate families by implementing a system of care where Family Navigators work with families to help them get services for their children. Family Navigators are parents of children with disabilities or special needs who have navigated through systems of care on behalf of their children.

Phone: (305) 243-5330

Email: mailmanfamnavigator@miami.edu

Website: pediatrics.med.miami.edu/mailman-center/family-navigator-program/

Mailman Center for Child Development - University of Miami:
1601 NW 12th Ave.
Miami, FL 33136


Overtown Children & Youth Coalition (OCYC)

OCYC's mission is to empower Overtown children and youth to reach their full potential. They serve families in the Overtown Community, through their extensive network of partners. They aim to help families and children improve their lifestyle and provide community relief.

Phone: (786) 477-5813

Email: info@overtowncyc.org

Website: www.overtowncyc.org

Location:
1951 NW 7th Ave, Suite 600
Miami, FL 33136


Miami Children's Initiative (MCI)

MCI is focused on transforming the Liberty City Community by addressing needs and investing in the children of that community. They have created an extensive community-based network that develops, coordinates, and provides quality education, accessible health care, youth development programs, and opportunities for employment.

Phone: (305) 514-6120 | (786) 488-5512

Email: info@iamlibertycity.org

Website: www.iamlibertycity.org/

Location:
2525 NW 62nd St, 4th Floor
Miami , FL 33147


Opa-Locka Community Development Center (OLCDC)

OLCDC works to improve the quality of life for residents of North Miami-Dade.The Opa-Locka Consortium for Early Childhood (OCEC) is a strategic response to improving the quality of early childhood educational centers and programs serving infants and children in the City of Opa-Locka. It is comprised of centers delivering early childhood services working towards improving program quality, professional development, parenting, partnerships, and maximum participation of infants and children in early childhood education programs.

Phone: (305) 687-3545

Website: www.olcdc.org/

Location:
490 Opa-Locka Boulevard, Suite 20
Opa-Locka, FL 33054


Young Children with Special Needs and Disabilities Council (YCSNDC)

YCSNDC makes up a network of agencies that provide services to the entire community. The aim of the council is to promote and support activities for children 0-8 years old who have special needs and disabilities and their families.

Point of Contact:
Katie Hart
khart@fiu.edu

Chair
Lucy Schreck

Chair
Lucy Villanueva

Website: www.ycsndc.org/


The Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade

The Consortium is made up of a network of providers that provide services to the entire community. They are dedicated to advancing and advocating for the healthy development of children and families.

Website: www.healthymiamidade.org/


Social Services - 52 Resources

Miami Dade County Homeless Helpline

Connects the caller to an outreach coordinator that has a daily report on what shelters presently have openings.

Phone: 1-877-994-4357 | (305) 375-CARE | (305) 375-2273

Website: www.homelesstrust.org/contact.asp

Location:
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 27-310
Miami, FL 33128


Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone: 1-800-799-7233

Website: www.thehotline.org/


LUCHA

A Women's Legal Project that helps low income immigrant women and children overcome abuse they face at home. They provide immigration legal assistance and they also serve victims of human trafficking.

Phone: (305) 573-1106

Email: info@aijustice.org

Location:
3000 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 400
Miami, FL 33137


M.U.J.E.R.

This is a domestic violence/sexual abuse program created to give women in crisis hope and protections. It is based out of the Everglades Farmworkers Villages and in partnership with Legal Aid Society. They assess client needs and provide a safety plan, counseling, shelter placement, and coordination of transportation.

Helpline: (305) 763-2459

Phone: (305) 247-1388

Point of Contact:
MUJER's Justice Advocate Office
(305) 252-5801


Safespace Shelters (North and South)

Provides a 24-hour domestic violence hotline. Offers Free services to victims of domestic violence through two emergency shelters. Services include shelter, counseling, information and referral, advocacy, case management, outreach, food, clothing, transportation, child care and limited financial assistance.

Point of Contact:
North
(305) 758-2546

South
(305) 247-4249

North:
15555 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

South:
10710 SW 211th St, Room1100
Miami, FL 33189


Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Non-profit organization that has an extensive network of partners and work to eliminate domestic violence. Have a 24-hour, toll free Domestic Violence Hotline where they share resources.

Phone: 1-800-500-1119

Website: www.fcadv.org

Location:
425 Office Plaza
Tallahassee, FL 32301


Inn Transition

Provides transitional housing for battered women and children coming out of an emergency shelter. They offer subsidized housing and utilities, counseling, transportation, child care, and related support services.

Phone: (305) 443-0160

Email: office@jlmiami.org

Location:
713 Biltmore Way
Coral Gables, FL 33134


Florida Affordable Housing Locator

Phone: 1-877-428-8844

Website: www.floridahousingsearch.org


Florida Housing

Administers a number of rental housing and homeownership programs that help low income Floridians obtain safe, decent affordable housing that might otherwise be unavailable to them.

Phone: (850) 488-4197

Website: www.floridahousing.org

Location:
227 N Bronough Street, Suite 5000
Tallahassee, FL 32301


Mother Theresa Home for Women in Distress

Provides emergency night shelter (4pm-7am) for women and children (boys under 4 only). Dinner and breakfast, emergency clothing and toiletries are provided. There is a soup kitchen for men from 9:30am - 11:30am and they provide food and clothing to families.

Phone: (305) 326-0032

Location:
724 NW 17th Street
Miami, FL 33136


Lotus House Women's Shelter

Provides a sanctuary, support, education and social inclusion for homeless women and children. Provide multi-faceted comprehensive support services and shelter for more than 275 women and children.

Phone: (305) 438-0556

Point of Contact:
Outreach Director
Mimi Pink
mimi@lotushouse.org

Website: lotushouse.org/contact-us/

Location:
217 NW 15th Street
Miami, FL 33136


Camillus House

Provides humanitarian services to poor and homeless men, women, and children. Services include food, shelter, housing, rehabilitative treatment, and health care.

Phone: (305) 374-1065

Website: www.camillus.org/

Administrative Office:
1603 NW 7th Ave
Miami, FL 33136


City of Miami Homeless Outreach Program

Provides outreach services for homeless individuals within the "City of Miami" boundaries. Multiple locations.

Phone: (305) 960-5135

Website: www.miamigov.com/nets/index.html


Community Partnership for Homeless

Sponsors a 400 bed homeless assistance center for men, women, and families. Provide temporary shelter, meals, case management, and medical examinations. They have an onsite health clinic, after school tutoring, adult and vocational education, and on-site government agency representatives.

Helpline: 1-877-994-4357

Phone: (305) 257-1552

Website: www.chapmanpartnership.org/

North:
1550 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

South:
28205 SW 124th Ct
Homestead, FL 33033


Miami Bridge Youth and Family Service

Provides 24-hour emergency shelter care, counseling services, access to medical care, case management, on-site Miami-Dade county public school, mental health and substance abuse prevention, recreation and social activities for youth ages 10-17.

Phone: (305) 635-8953

Email: info@miamibridge.org

Website: miamibridge.org/

Central:
2810 NW South River Drive
Miami, FL 33125

Homestead:
326 NW 3rd Ave
Homestead, FL 33030


Miami Rescue Mission

Provides a one-year residential program, each client is assigned a room and provided with meals and clothing. Single women and women with children may enter the comprehensive program to receive counseling, emotional support, education for coping, parenting, nutritional and budgeting skills, and help to locate permanent housing.

Phone: (305) 571-2273

Location:
3553 NW 50th St
Miami, FL 33142


The Children's Hope Miami, Inc.

Objective is to reintegrate young runaways with their families or secure them a permanent placement while preparing and equipping them to become self-sufficient and lead productive lives. They focus on eliminating violent behaviors, prevention from acquiring sexually transmitted diseases, diversion from drug usage, and discouraging participation in gang activities.

Phone: (786) 413-8033

Website: thechildrenshopemiami.org

Location:
42 N Homestead Blvd
Homestead, FL 33033


Free Bankruptcy Advice

Families who cannot use other debt solutions and need to speak with an attorney may call this hotline. Offer a free conversation to discuss whether debt relief under bankruptcy is the best solution.

Phone: 1-800-379-0985


Housing Counseling

Agencies sponsored through HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development), they provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, credit issues, and reverse mortgages.

Phone: (305) 536-4456

Point of Contact:
Acting Field Office Director
Christopher Taylor

Website: www.hud.gov/states/florida/homeownership/hsgcounseling

Location:
909 SE 1st Ave, Room 500
Miami, FL 33131


Miami Dade Housing Agency

Operates affordable housing for city residents with limited incomes.

Phone: (786) 469-4100

Email: phcdwebmaster@miamidade.gov

Website: www.miamidade.gov/housing/contact-public-housing.asp

Location:
701 NW 1st Court, 16th Floor
Miami, FL 33136


Mortgage Payment Assistance

For employees falling behind on mortgage payments, this national agency will work with their mortgage company to arrange a workout plan to catch up on missed payments. Housing counselors discuss all options available to avoid foreclosure.

Phone: 1-800-750-8956


Farm Share

Certified non-profit organizations that distribute fresh and nutritious produce or USDA commodities to low income residents in the Homestead area.

Phone: (305) 246-3276

Website: www.farmshare.org

Headquarters:
14125 SW 320th St
Homestead, FL 33033

Miami-Dade:
300 N Krome Ave, Building 12
Florida City, FL 33034


Fraternidad Nicaraguense

Provides immigration services, food and clothing distribution, job training, English classes, assistance with citizenship applications and general orientation to Nicaraguan immigrants in the local community.

Phone: (305) 228-1208

Location:
10364 West Flagler St
Miami, FL 33174


Meals on Wheels Program

Provides meals each week to low-income persons living in Miami-Dade County. Participants receive seven frozen meals each week, fresh fruits, milk, and other food items. Multiple locations.

Phone: (786) 469-4851

Website: www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/


Miami Dade Self Help Community Service Center

Services include meals on wheels for elderly and disabled, Foster Grandparent program for children with special needs, Senior Companion Program for adults with special needs, Senior Employment Program, telephone reassurance for homebound elderly, teen parenting services, Head Start child day care and education, case management services and youth development programs. Also provide financial aid for food, rent and utilities when funds are available.

Phone: (305) 446-3311

Website: www.miamidade.gov/socialservices/service-centers.asp

Location:
3750 South Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33133


WIC (Women, Infant and Children's Program)

WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program funded by federal and state government. This service helps gather nutritious foods and makes them available to women, infants and children.

Phone: 1-800-342-3556

Website: www.fns.usda.gov/wic/women-infants-and-children-wic

Location:
1350 NW 14th St
Miami, FL 33125


The City of Miami Park and Recreation

Call to sign up children 10 years and younger for free fitness classes. They also offer swimming and tennis lesson at reasonable pricing.

Phone: (305) 634-5791 Ext: 322

Website: www.miamigov.com/parks/pages/about_us/news_events.asp

Location:
444 SW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33130


University of Miami BeSmokeFree Program

This is a 6-week program that gives those with addiction some behavioral and psychological tips and techniques from addiction experts to help stop the addiction.

Phone: (305) 243-7600

Website: wellness.med.miami.edu/be-smoke-free

Medical Campus:
1400 NW 10th Ave
Miami, FL 33136

Gables Campus:
1241 Dickinson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146


YMCA of Greater Miami

YMCA offers various activities including swimming (homestead only), fitness and camps at minimal fees. Financial aid is available for low income families. Multiple locations.

Phone: 1-877-WOW-YMCA | 1-877-969-9622

Website: www.ymncamiami.org

Homestead:
1034 NE 8th St
Homestead, FL 33030

Downtown:
200 S Biscayne Blvd, Suite 15A
Miami, FL 33131


Dental Services

Miami Dade Community College Dental Hygiene Department- Offers free cleaning. Nicklaus Children's Hospital- accepts Medicaid (first visit free) and Concordia

Phone: (305) 237-4142 | (786) 624-3368

Miami Dade Community College Dental Hygiene Department:
950 NW 20th St, Room 1135
Miami, FL 33127

Nicklaus Children's Hospital:
3100 SW 62nd Ave
Miami, FL 33155


Obesity Clinics at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

The clinic is offered twice a month on Fridays by the Gastroenterology Department at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Medicaid is accepted.

Phone: (305) 661-6110

Website: www.nicklauschildrens.org/medical-services/gastroenterology

Nicklaus Children's Hospital:
3200 SW 60th Ct, Suite #204
Miami, FL 33155


OK FINE

Run by Miami Children's Hospital, its foundation, and it community partners the Overtown Kids (OK) and Fitness Involvement Nutrition Education (FINE) program to help obese children develop healthy habits. This includes proper eating and physical exercise.

Phone: (305) 668-5514

Overtown Youth Center:
450 NW 14th ST.
Miami, FL 33136


HealthConnect in the Early Years (HCITEY)

A free voluntary home visitation program which provides health education, prevention and support to improve maternal health, pregnancy outcomes, infant and toddler health and development. Available for teens and first time moms regardless of socioeconomic or legal status.

Phone: (305) 645-6976 Ext: 2004 | (305) 722-5390

Location:
701 SW 27th Ave, Suite 1401
Miami, FL 33135


Mom Care Program

Provides free case management services, assistance in locating community resources, assistance in selecting a prenatal care provider, referral services for pregnant women for transportation, childbirth education, WIC referrals, family planning and other referrals for those who qualify.

Phone: (305) 541-0210

Website: orange.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/clinical-and-nutrition-services/healthy-start/momcare.html


Florida KidCare

Families that wish to apply for Medicaid just for their children may do so through the KidCare program. KidCare is our state's children's health insurance program for uninsured children under the age of 19.

Phone: 1-888-540-5437

Website: www.floridakidcare.org


Free Immunization

The Children's Trust is making a list of free immunization sites for children without a pediatrician or family doctor. Multiple locations.

Phone: (786) 845-0550

Website: www.thechildrenstrust.org/immunizations.asp


Open Door Health Center

Free clinic for the uninsured poor located in Homestead.

Phone: (305) 246-2400

Website: www.opendoorhc.org

Location:
P.O. Box 901642
Homestead, FL 33030


Monster.com Jobs

Online listings of thousands of jobs in the region and nationwide. Visit the website, type in the zip code where you want to work and check out the listings.

Website: jobsearch.monster.com/


People First

Search for government jobs throughout Florida.

Phone: (877) 562-7287

Website: peoplefirst.myflorida.com/logon.htm


Federal Job Information Center

Complete listing of current Federal job opportunities on the web.

Website: www.usajobs.opm.gov/


Florida School System Jobs

Search for jobs within the Florida school system.

Website: www.techinflorida.com


Miami-Dade Park and Recreational Summer Jobs

Variety of summer jobs including pool managers, lifeguards, swim instructors and so on.

Phone: (305) 755-7800

Website: www.miamidade.gov/parks/about-job.asp


Catholic Charities Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami, Inc (CCLS)

This program provides professional immigration services and attorney representation before the citizenship and Immigration Service, the Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Phone: (305) 373-1073

Website: www.cclsmiami.org/services.html


Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center

FIAC is a not-for-profit legal assistance organization dedicate to protecting and promoting the basic human rights of immigrants of all nationalities at the local, state and national level.

Phone: (305) 573-1106

Website: www.fiacfla.org

Location:
3000 Biscayne Boulevard, #400
Miami, FL 33137


Florida's Children First, Inc

Their primary work is with children in state custody. They also work on issues for children who have disabilities and children who are immigrants.

Phone: (954) 796-0860

Website: floridaschildrenfirst.org/index.htm

Location:
1401 N University Drive, Suite 408
Coral Springs, FL 33071


Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc

Provides legal aid to citizens/permanent residents and legal immigrants of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

Phone: (305) 576-0080

Website: www.legalservicesmiami.org/

Location:
4343 W Flagler St, Suite 100
Miami, FL 33134


LUCHA

A women's legal project helps low income immigrant women an children overcome the abuse they possibly face at home. LUCHA provides immigration legal assistance to battered women. This program also serves victims of human trafficking.

Phone: (305) 573-1106

Email: info@aijustice.org

Website: www.fiacfla.org/lucha.html

Location:
3000 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 400
Miami, FL 33137


Young Girls to Young Ladies Club Program

The case management service is designed to aid in prevention/intervention of middle school girls who have been labeled at risk, delinquent and who are residing with their families in a low-to-moderate income area in the community. Their mission is to raise aspirations in disadvantaged young women to achieve their education and career potential by providing mentoring, confidence building activities, and career workshops from positive role models.

Email: info@youngladiesclub.com

Website: youngladiesclub.com/


Center for Family and Child Enrichment, Inc

A program aimed at empowering troubled families and children through supportive endeavors which seek to not only "treat them", but teach them ways to solve their own problems.

Phone: (305) 624-7450

Website: www.cfcecares.org/

Location:
1825 NW 167th ST
Miami Gardens, FL 33056


JESCA Pregnancy Prevention Program

This program is designed to help the brothers and sisters of pregnant and parenting teens. The overall goal of this program is to reduce the rates of teen pregnancy amongst young adolescence.

Phone: (305) 637-1000

Location:
2400 NW 54th St
Miami , FL 33142


Head Start

The program provides comprehensive child development services to children and families exposed to violence and referred by courts. Intervention services to families include parent-child therapy and intensive case management services.

Phone: (786) 469-4622

Website: www.miamidade.gov/socialservices/head-start.asp



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