Parent Handouts

TROY Community Academy (TCA)

In partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, TCA serves a total of 70 youth between the ages of 13-18 who are failing in the traditional school settings and are involved in the juvenile justice system. After normal school hours, youth attend an after-school program on campus that offers group counseling, pre-employment training, and special community supported projects. Bus passses are provided for students. call 305-638-7008.

YMCA of Greater Miami

provides programs – child care, sports, before and afterschool care, aquatics, day camps, teen programs, adult fitness and senior programs – in 2 family branches, 2 preschools, 58 elementary and middle schools, and 50 park locations throughout Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. call 305-357-4000 or visit them at

Young Girls to Young Ladies Club Program

The Case Management Services – Young Girls to Young Ladies Club Program 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. For 12-16 year old girls who have been placed in Student At Risk Program (S.A.R.P.) classes. 7226 N.W. 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147. call (305) 696-7520.

The Children’s Hope Miami, Inc

he objective of CHI is to reintegrate young runaways with their families or secure for them a permanent placement while preparing and equipping them to become self-sufficient and lead productive lives. Strategies are focused on eliminating violent behaviors, prevention from acquiring sexual transmitted diseases (STD), diversion from drug usage discouraging participation in gang activities. Services are free. 42 N. Homestead Blvd, Homestead, FL 33033. Phone: (786) 413-8033

—–Resource List For Sexual Abuse Survivors—–

  • Children’s Psychiatric Center – David J. Markenson Unit
    430 W. 66th St. Hialeah, FL 33012.
    Phone: (305) 558-248o.
  • Children’s Psychiatric Center – North Dade Outpatient
    15490 NW Seventh Ave, Suite 101, Miami, FL 33169.
    Phone: (305) 685-0381.
  • Children’s Psychiatric Center – Sunset Unit
    9380 Sunset Drive, Suite B-120, Miami, FL 33173.
    Phone: (305) 274-3172.
  • Citrus Health Network – Treating Adolescents Coping with Trauma (TACT) Program
    4175 W 20th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33012.
    Phone: (305) 825-0300.
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital – Rape Hotline and Treatment Center
    1611 NW 12th Ave, Miami, FL 33136.
    Phone: (305) 585-5185.
  • The Journey Institute
    2650 SW 27th Ave, Suite 303, Miami, FL 33133.
    Phone: (305) 443-1123.
  • University of Miami Child Protection Team
    1150 NW 14th St, Suite B-212, Miami, FL 33136.
    Phone: (305) 243-7550.
  • 211 Helpline

    A call to “211” connects parents, caregivers and adolescents to The Children’s Trust Helpline, where specially trained counselors are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to offer help in English, Spanish and Creole.

    AA-Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline

    English at 305-461-2425
    Spanish at 305-642-2805

    Also check out the Physical Health, Nutrition, and After School Program HANDOUTS!!!

    At-Risk Youth Program

    provides counseling, job development and placement, employability skills training and guidance, employment orientation, and information and referral for at risk teenagers amd their families. Call 24 hours a day to speak with a counselor at 800-845-1413.

    Ayuda – Family empowerement

    A nonprofit organization designed to help first time misdemeanor offenders 9-18 years of age by teaching them how to enhance their communication skills, positively resolve conflicts, anger management skills, and learn self-esteem enhancement skills among others. They serve north Miami Dade at 1106 Normandy Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33141. call (866) 418-2983.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami

    Is a mentoring organization helping many children each year through professionally supported, one-on-one relationships with caring adult volunteers. For further info call 305-649-9352.

    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. Offer residential programs for youth who are unable to live at home, emergency shelters from troubled families and a wide array of behavioral health services, including psychiatric and psychological evaluations, medication management, clinical assessment and therapy, targeted case management, and therapeutic foster homes. Also provide services to truant, runaway and homeless teenagers who are at odds with their parents for various reasons. These include counseling and shelter services. 1825 NW 167th Street, Suite 102, Miami Gardens, FL 33056. Phone: (305) 624-7450.

    Emergency Contraception Hotline

    1-888-Not-2-Late (1-888-668-5283)

    Family Planning in Miami Dade County

    ALL TEEN SERVICES ARE FREE! Yearly Exams for Women & Men, Free Condoms, Birth Control Choices, STD Counseling&Treatment, HIV/AIDs Testing & Counseling, Pre-conception Counseling, Pregnancy Testing, Emergency Contraception Pill. For an appointment at the clinic nearest you call
    (786) 845-0350, or for information please call (305) 325-2758.

    • Downtown Clinic 1350 NW 14th St,#5.(305) 325-2758.
    • Juanita Mann Clinic 7900 NW 27th Ave.(305)693-2098.
    • West Perrine 18255 Homestead Ave. (305) 256-6315.
    • West Dade 11865 SW 26th St, Bldg I, (305) 225-5950.
    • Florida City 1600 NW 6th Court, FL City, FL 33034. (305) 242-2443.

    First Choice Women center

    This is a counseling and referral agency that provides free pregnancy testing and counseling on all options available to women with unplanned pregnancy related problems; a post-abortion support group; community service referrals; educational video’s and literature, parenting classes, and referrals for shelters for pregnant women. Also offers limited sonograms.Locations:

    • 257 North Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030
      Phone (305) 245 4609.
    • 7800 SW 57th Avenue, No. 216, Miami, FL
      Phone (305) 663 8979.
    • 129944 West Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33161

    Hands On Miami’s Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC)

    An exciting youth-volunteering program offered only to teenagers ages 13 and older that allows them to get involved in their community, make a difference, gain hands-on experience, develop leadership potential through interactive activities, and experience a nurturing mentor-ship experience.

    JESCA Pregnancy Prevention Program

    This program is designed to help the brothers and sisters of pregnant and parenting teens. The program site provides a combination of services, including: case management, academic guidance, decision-making skills, job placement, self-esteem enhancement, and sex education focusing on abstinence and contraception. The overall goal of this program is to reduce the rates of teen pregnancy among young adolescents. 2400 N.W. 54th Street, Miami, Florida 33142, (305) 637-1000

    NA-Narcotics Anonymous Hotline

    South Dade area 305-265-9555
    North Dade area at 305-620-3875

    Police Athletic League (PAL)

    PAL offers the youth of the community an array of recreational, athletic and educational activities. It builds friendship and trust among police officers and city youth by providing opportunities to interact in a positive environment such as sports and volunteer activities. Also provides opportunities for all youth to participate in programs by providing sports and activities at no cost to the children.
    Coral gables 2801 Salzedo St, Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-460-5637
    Miami Beach(can use gym for $10/month) 999 11th Street, Miami Beach, Fl 33139. 305-531-5636 ext 22
    Florida City 404 West Palm Drive, Florida City, FL 33034. (305) 247-8223
    Miami 400 NW 2nd Ave Suite 206, Miami, FL 33128. (305) 579-6184
    Miami 9105 NW 25th St #1044, Miami, FL 33172.(305) 471-1738

    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 at 2500 NW 22 Ave. Miami, Florida 33142. phone (305) 638-6540.

    Shake-a-Leg Miami

    Shake-A-Leg is a water sports community center for adults and children with physical, developmental and economic challenges. If you’re looking for family activities, if you’re disabled or have a family member with a disability, this may be just what you’ve been looking for. Conatct them at 305-858-5550 x113 for further info.

    Soccer Clinic for Children with Autism

    Annual Ransom Everglades Soccer Clinic for Children with Autism is a free clinic to be held at Ransom Upper School, Main Highway Coconut Grove. Pre-Registration is a MUST! For more information please contact Marie Whitehurst:

    Social Security Dept.

    A child might be eligible for 3 types of Social security benefits-
    Social Security Dependents Benefits (SSDI)- for children of disabled or deceased parents
    Supplemental Security Income (SSI)- benefits are payable to children under 18 years old who have disabilities (an impairment that is as severe as one that would keep an adult from doing any ‘substantial work for at least one year’, i.e. a disability that limits the child’s ability to do things and behave in the way that children of similar age group do.), and limited resources.
    Medical Assistance- government funded health program (Medical Assistance and Medicaid are the same thing)-automatic for patients with severe impairments regardless of parental income. – 800-772-1213
    click here for SSI facte sheet

    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 service are integrated to improve the services and supports needed by children with special needs and their families. The Mailman Center provides evaluation, diagnostic and intervention services to more than 10,000 children and adults with complex developmental challenges. 1611 NW 12th Ave., Miami. 305-243-6631

    United Cerebral Palsy of Florida

    This is a multi-service agency for children and adults with cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities. They offer home and center-based programs, advocacy, referral and information about resources for children with special needs. 1411 NW 14th Avenue, Miami, FL 33125.
    call them at (305) 325-1080

    VACC Camp

    VACC Camp gives families a fun opportunity to socialize with peers and enjoy activities not readily accessible to technology dependent children.

    Agency for Persons with Disabilities

    Helps caregivers in caring for children with cerebral palsy that are three years or older by providing caretakers, medical supplies, physical/occupational/speech therapy, and behavioral services. 401 NW 2nd Ave. Ste. South 811, Miami, FL 33128. 305-349-1478

    ALLIANCE Homecare Systems

    State licensed and insured respiratory and Nursing Specialist providing 24 hour respiratory services. 13051 SW 133rd Ct, Miami, FL 33186-6452.

    Best Buddies

    Creates partnerships between high school and college students and intellectually challenged people of the same age for support and friendship.
    100 SE Second Street, Ste. 1990, Miami.
    call 305-374-2233 ext. 36

    Children’s Medical Services (CMS)

    Provides children with special health care needs with a family centered, managed system of care.
    North Dade – 155 S. Miami Ave, Suite 1000 Miami, FL 33130, call (305) 349-1330
    South Dade – 3100 S.W. 62nd Ave. Miami, FL 33155 call (786) 624-2490

    Community Committee for Developmental Handicaps

    Provides and coordinates services to individuals with disabilities and their families. It consists of a coalition of families, advocates, community service providers, and other public, private and governmental organizations. 9555 SW 88th St, Miami, FL 33176. call (305) 596-1160.

    Early Steps Centers

    Early Steps offers early intervention services for families with infants and toddlers (birth to thirty-six months) who have developmental delays or an established condition likely to result in a developmental delay.
    South Miami call (786) 268-2611.
    North Miami call (305) 243-6660.

    Junior Wheelchair Tennis Program

    This is held free of charge for physically disabled elementary and middle school children with a moderate to high cognitive level. Please have parents contact Lisa McCahill at (305) 234-4948. Held at Crandon Park Tennis Center and Big Five Tennis Club.

    Miami-Dade County’s Department of Human Services

    helps individuals with disabilities develop independent living skills. For an appointment call or visit the following location: 1335 NW 14 Street, Miami, FL 33125. (305) 547-5445.

    National Center for Learning Disabilities


    National Down Syndrome Society


    Parent to Parent of Miami

    Provides information, educational training and support to families who have children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs. 7990 S.W. 117th Avenue, Suite 201, Miami, FL 33183.
    (305) 271-9797

    211 Helpline

    A call to “211” 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. The 211 helpline serves as the central clearinghouse for health and social services in our community by providing assessment of need and crisis counseling.

    Camillus House

    a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian services to poor and homeless men, women and children. Camillus offers a full continuum of services that includes food, shelter, housing, rehabilitative treatment, and health care. Each service is carried out with the deeply held belief that every human being deserves love, respect and an opportunity to live a dignified life. for further info 305-372-1402.
    Overnight Shelter at 726 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33132.

    Catholic Charity – Unaccompanied Minors Program

    Provides shelter to boys and girls who come to the US illegally and who are processed by the office of Refugee Resettlement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The age varies between 0 and 17. Services include individual counseling, social services that cover the reunification process, education, nutrition and acculturation. 11400 SW 137th Ave, Miami, FL 33186. Phone: (305) 380-0141.

    City of Miami Homeless Outreach Program

    Provides outreach services for homeless individuals that are calling from within the ‘City of Miami’ boundaries; Caller must be within ‘city limits’ at time of intake. 779 West Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130-1219. Call (866) 733-3763.

    Community Partnership for Homeless

    Sponsors a 400 bed homeless assistance center for men, women and families. Provides temporary shelter, meals, case management services and medical examination. On site programs include health clinic, child care center, after school tutoring program for older children, adult and vocational education and on-site government agency representatives. Also accepts donations for clothing, food and furniture, agency will pick-up. 1550 North Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136. Phone: (305) 329-3000

    Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    This is a grassroots non-profit organization whose membership is comprised of individuals, shelters and advocacy groups sharing the goal of eliminating domestic violence. FCADV It maintains Florida’s 24-hour, toll free Domestic Violence Hotline and shares information contained in its resource library with the public. Call 800-500-1119.

    Inn Transition

    Provides a transitional housing program for BATTERED WOMEN and CHILDREN coming out of an emergency shelter. Offers subsidized housing and utilities, counseling, transportation, child care and related supportive services. Residents may remain in the program for a maximum of two years, according to their needs. For further info call (305) 899-4600.

    Miami Dade County Homeless Helpline

    This automated helpline directly connects the caller to an outreach coordinator that has a daily report on what shelters presently have openings available. call (877) 994–4357.

    Miami Bridge Youth and Family Service

    Provides 24-hour emergency shelter care, individual, group and family counseling, access to medical care, case management, on-site Miami-Dade County Public School, mental health and substance abuse prevention, counseling, recreation and social activities for youth ages 10-17.

  • 2810 NW South River Drive, Miami, FL 33125. Phone: (305) 635-8953
  • 326 NW Third Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030. Phone: (305) 246-8956

    Miami Rescue Mission

    Provides a one-year residential program. Each client is assigned a room and is provided with regular 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. Also provides overnight shelter for single women with no children, who have no place to go. Women are given 2 meals, shower, and clothing. 2250 NW 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33127. Tel: 305-571-2250

    Mother Theresa Home for Women in Distress

    Provides emergency night shelter (4pm-7am) for women and children (boys under 6 only). Dinner and breakfast as well as emergency clothing and toiletries. Runs a soup kitchen for men, 9:30am-11:30am. Also provides food and clothing to families. 724 NW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33136. Phone: (305) 326-0032


    Provides a 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline. Offers services to victims of domestic violence through two emergency shelters for battered women and their dependents. Also provides shelter for battered lesbians and motel rooms for battered gay men. Services include shelter, counseling, information&referral, advocacy, case management, outreach, food, clothing, transportation, child care and limited financial assistance. Client confidentiality strictly observed. call (305) 758-2546.

    The Children’s Hope Miami, Inc

    The objective of CHI is to reintegrate young runaways with their families or secure for them a permanent placement while preparing and equipping them to become self-sufficient and lead productive lives. Strategies are focused on eliminating violent behaviors, prevention from acquiring sexual transmitted diseases (STD), diversion from drug usage discouraging participation in gang activities. Services are free. 42 N. Homestead Blvd, Homestead, FL 33033. Phone: (786) 413-8033

    Child Car Seat Check Program

    The Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami is sponsoring Child Car Seat Checks at 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. Every Wednesday in front of the Mailman Center, we have car seat clinics to the community in general. For more information call at (305) 243-3928.
    click here.

    Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

    Miami-Dade County Health Department Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Phone: (305) 470-6877

    Free Car Seat Check

    call the Miami Dade Fire Rescue Child Car Seat Program at 786-331-4927. Also by calling this toll free number 866-SEAT-CHECK you will be directed to the nearest car seat ckeck location for free.

    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- 800-222-1222

    Safe Kids Worldwide

    Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under. There is lots of valuable information about car seat, water safety, fire/burn safety ans so on.

    WIC (Women, Infant, and Children’s Program)

    WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program funded by federal and state governments to make nutritious foods available to women, infants and children. The following persons may be eligible: Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have given birth within the past 6 months, Infants, Children under 5 years old. Multiple centers across the county. Call for appointment call (786) 336-1300.

    Young Parent Project

    Based on Juvenile court referral The Young Parents Project provides home visiting support to the teen and baby by the by a professional team consisting of a Social Worker, Nurse and Infant Mental Health Specialist. call (305) 638-6774.

    ———–Teen Parenting———–

    ——–Post Partum Resources——–

    ——Prenatal Care——

    ACOG Post partum Depression Information

    Informative pamphlet from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) on Post Partum Depression.
    click here

    Also check out our Parenting Resources HANDOUT!!!

    Catholic Charities – Healthy Start

    Offers FREE parenting skill classes, child birth education, breastfeeding, counseling, nutrition education and smoking cessation classes. 3675 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33133. Phone: (305) 854-9712.

    Children’s Home Society of Florida

    This is a FREE community based, voluntary home visiting program designed to enable children to grow up healthy, safe and nurtured. Services are provided by family support workers who work with the parents to promote positive parent- child interactions, healthy child development, and to enhance family functioning and problem solving skills. The family support worker also links families to health and support services. Families are enrolled in the program either prenatally or at the time of birth to the child’s fifth birthday. 3000 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 210, Miami, FL 33137. Call (305) 637-5083.

    Depression After Delivery, Inc.

    national organization that provides support for women with postpartum depression or mood disorders associated with pregnancy. Call 800-944-4PPD.

    HealthConnect In The Early Years (HCITEY)

    A FREE voluntary home visitation program providing health education, prevention, and support to improve maternal health, pregnancies outcomes, infant and toddler health and development for teens and first time moms regardless of their socioeconomic or legal status, or geographic location in Miami-Dade County. 701 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 1401, Miami, FL 33135. Phone: (305) 646-6868.

    Maternal / Child Health Care Healthy Start Program

    The Healthy Start system of care seeks to assure that all women have access to prenatal care screening and risk appropriate care, and that all children up to age 3 have access to services that promote a mechanism to identify and address increased risk whether medical, psychosocial or environmental. Healthy Start services in Miami-Dade County include risk factor screening, care coordination, nutritional support and education, smoking cessation and psychological counseling, childbirth, breastfeeding, and parenting support, and education and home visits. call (305) 541-0210.

    MedEd Post Partum Depression

    An online resource guide on Post Partum Depression for health care professionals and families.

    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. 701 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 1401, Miami, FL 33135. Phone: (305) 541-0210.

    Teen Age Parenting Program (TAPP)

    TAPP is a program for teenagers at risk of becoming parents, pregnant teens, teenagers with babies 0-5 yrs old. It is a step-by-step educational and hands on program providing prenatal well-care education for expecting mothers, partenting techniques for future parents and for parents with children 0 -5 years old. 15490 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33169. Phone: (305) 722-5363 x 2016.

    Police Athletic League (PAL)

    provide opportunities for all youth to participate in programs by providing sports and activities at no cost to the children.

    • Coral gables 2801 Salzedo St, Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-460-5637.
    • Miami Beach(can use gym for $10/month) 999 11th Street, Miami Beach, Fl 33139. 305-531-5636 ext 22.
    • Florida City 404 West Palm Drive, Florida City, FL 33034. (305) 247-8223.
    • Miami 400 NW 2nd Ave Suite 206, Miami, FL 33128. (305) 579-6184.
    • Miami 9105 NW 25th St #1044, Miami, FL 33172.(305) 471-1738.

    Power Of Prevention (POP)

    The POP Challenge is where you can pledge to exercise five days a week for 30 minutes per day. You will also receive your POP certificate and go to the President’s Challenge to register for your President’s Challenge Certificate and Emblem once completing six weeks of physical activity. Have links to many cool websites.

    The City of Miami Park and Recreation

    Offers fitness classes for children 10 and younger for free. Also offers swimming and tennis lesson for reasonable prices. visit the website below for all the program. for swimming call 305-634-8164 for all other programs call 305-634-5791 ext. 322

    Tobacco Free Florida

    A great website to help teenager quit the habit.

    University of Miami BeSmokeFree Program

    Be Smoke Free is a 6-week program with addiction experts that have assembled an array of behavioral and psychological techniques to help controlled the addiction. Call 305-243-7600 or
    click here

    We Can!

    A national resource for parents and kids to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Go to link below.

    YMCA of Greater Miami

    Various activities including swimming (only in homestead), fitness and camps available at minimal fee. Financial aid available for low income families. call them at Toll Free: 1-877-WOW-YMCA (1-877-969-9622)




    Baptist Health Smoking Cessation

    South Miami Hospital offers a six-week program to help 18 years and up stop smoking. The fee is $85. For a schedule of dates and times, call 786-662-8484 or
    click here

    Dental Services (north dade)

    Dade County Dental Research Clinic
    750 NW 20th St, Miami FL
    (305) 324-6070

    Jackson Memorial Hospital Dental Clinic (mainly extractions)
    1611 NW 12th Ave, Miami FL
    (305) 585-6935

    Miami Dade Community College Dental Hygiene Department (free cleaning)
    950 NW 20th St, Miami FL
    (305) 237- 4142

    JMH/Helen B. Bentley Family Health Center.
    3090 SW 37th Ave, Miami, FL 33133.

    JMH/Jefferson Reaves Health Center
    1009 NW 5th Ave Miami, FL 33136.

    Miami Beach Community Health Center (if you have ADI)
    710 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

    Dental Services (South Dade)

    Miami Children’s Hospital – accept Medicaid (first visit free) and Concordia
    3100 SW 62nd Ave, Miami FL

    Coconut Grove Health Center (ADI/medicaid only)
    3090 SW 37th Ave, Miami FL

    Community Health of South Dade
    10300 SW 216th St, Miami FL

    CHI/Martin Luther King Clinica Campesino Center
    810 West Mowry St, Homestead FL

    Southside Dental Center (ADI/medicaid only)
    5798 SW 68th St, Miami FL

    Doris Ison Community Health Center
    10300 S.W. 216th St. Miami, FL 33190.

    Eat Smart. Play Hard.

    What should kids and parents eat and do for good health? The answer is just a ‘click’ away at USDA’s new web pages for kids and parents.
    For kids go to:
    For parents:
    clicke her

    Get Fit Get Right

    Developed to help overweight teens make small, long term changes to their eating and exercise habits to get healthier. Go to website below.

    Healthy Snacks

    Healthy Snacks for Children from UF Center for Science in the Public Interest. click here

    HHS Tobacco Cessation Guideline

    The US Dep of Health and Human service tobacco cessation guidelines.

    This website gives details regarding a food pyramid. It contains various interactive games and activities that involve children and empowers them make their own diets healthier.

    Obesity Clinics at Miami Children’s Hospital

    The clinic is offered twice a month on Fridays by the Gastroenterology Departement at Miami Children Hospital. Medicaid is accepted. Miami Children’s Hospital, 3200 SW 60th Court
    Suite #204, Miami FL 33155. Phone: 305-661-6110.


    Run by Miami Children’s Hospital, its foundation, and its community partners the Overtown Kids (OK) Fitness, Involvement, Nutrition, Education (FINE) Program help obese children develop healthy habits that include proper eating and physical exercise. Located at Overtown Youth Center, 450 NW 14th Street in Miami. Contact 305-668-5514.

    P.H.A.S.E.S. – Preventive Health and Safety Education for Students

    Miami-Dade AHEC (Area Health education center) has PHASES Program for elementary, middle and high school students focusing on preventative health and safety education for children and adolescents on topics such as nutrition, cardiovascular health, eating disorders, breast cancer, asthma, skin cancer and bone health. Miami-Dade AHEC provides this program and all accompanying materials completely free of charge to all public and private schools in Miami-Dade County upon request.

    Parents Step Up

    It is an innovative, bilingual, childhood obesity prevention campaign sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida, Memorial Healthcare System’s Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Parents Step Up is a national resource that is updated regularly with recent news articles, studies and statistics relevant to parental responsibility for childhood obesity.

    2-1-1 Big Bend – Parent Helpline

    The Parent HelpLine provides support along with enhancing the capacity of parents for self-help. The major goals of the helpline are to provide FREE telephone counseling to parents with parenting questions or problems, and to provide information to parents about available health and human service resources. Dial 2-1-1 or 850-617-NEED.

    Baby & Me Parenting Group

    The Baby&Me group is a FREE nine week group for parents and their babies, ages newborn to 12 months. Parents attend with their babies to discuss topics such as attachment, development, nutrition, sleep, and behavior. Families receive free items such as blankets, rattles, and other toys related to the topics discussed and create a scrapbook for their babies. Daytime and evening groups will be offered on a weekly basis in English and Spanish to Miami-Dade residents at various locations throughout the county. 1120 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33136. Call (305) 243-8425.

    This website is a resource for families moving in to Miami-Dade regarding school education, early childhood programs, before and after school locations, career preparation for their children, community services, etc.

    Family Resource Center – Healthy Families Miami-Dade

    This is a voluntary community based home visiting program focusing on child health and development and on positive parent-child interactions. No fees. 675 North Homestead Blvd, Homestead, FL 33030. call (305) 245-7169.

    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. 8325 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33138. Call (305) 756-8050 for more information.

    FATHERS Project

    Provides a comprehensive family effort to fully engage male parents in the lives of their children, while increasing their earning potential through employment. The program provides individual assessment, job preparation and placement, as well as provides opportunities for remediation, education and vocational training. for further information call (305) 254-5804.

    HealthConnect In The Early Years (HCITEY)

    Voluntary FREE home visitation program providing health education, prevention, and support to improve maternal health, pregnancies outcomes, infant and toddler health and development for teens and first time moms regardless of their socioeconomic or legal status, or geographic location in Miami-Dade County. 701 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 1401, Miami, FL 33135. (305) 646-6868

    Homstead Hospital Education

    Provides childbirth education, support groups, diabetes education, and senior, women’s and parenting programs. fees are none or very reasonable. 160 NW 13th Street, Homestead, FL 33030. Call (786) 243-8000 for further info.

    This website provide parents with the expert information, tips and support they need to be the best parent they can be. Have parenting tips by age of child.

    The Florida School Choice Resource Center (FSCRC)

    Developed through a partnership with Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The Parent Resource Centers provide parents, schools, and organizations working with families with training, information, and technical assistance to understand how children develop and what they need to be successful in school. 8585 SW 124th Ave., Room 421
    Kendall, FL 33183. Phone: (305) 274-1021 x3440 or
    click here

    United Way of Miami-Dade

    Directs parents to appropriate agencies in their neighborhoods to help with issues that affect families including: children services; health services; housing; employment; and nutrition. call (305) 860-3000 for further information.

    Florida Healthy Kids

    Children who do not qualify for Medicaid may be eligible for other KidCare coverage if income is less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level and will be referred to Florida Healthy Kids for this determination. For questions regarding the eligibility requirements, please call 1-888-540-KIDS (1-888-540-5437). Or go to:

    Florida KidCare

    Families that wish to apply for Medicaid just for their children may do so through the KidCare program. KidCrae is our state’s children’s health insurance program for uninsured children under age 19. Eligibility for Florida KidCare is based on your child’s age and family income.
    Call 1-888-540-5437.

    Florida Medikids

    It offers low-cost health insurance coverage for children ages 1 to 5. enrollees receive most Medicaid benefits, receive services from Medicaid providers, Families pay a $15 or $20 monthly premium per household, depending on income, Children can only enroll during open enrollment periods. call 1-877-506-0578

    Free Immunization

    For children without a pediatrician or family doctor, The Children’s Trust is making this list of immunization sites available so every child has access to the immunizations they need to stay healthy. Call the general number (305) 571-5700 or go to:

    Listing of Health Centers in Miami Dade

    Any resident of Miami Dade can access medical and dental care by calling one of the many Health Care Centers. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted as emergencies are presented and time is available. For general information about available services, or to find out where a Health Care Center in your area is located call (305) 324-2400 or go to:

    Open Door Health Center

    free clinic for the uninsured poor located in 1350 SW 4th Street, Homestead FL 33030. call (305) 246-2400.

    Educate Tomorrow

    A non profit organization whose primary mission is to provide one-on-one educational mentors to foster care children that are turning 18 and ‘aging out’ of the system. Call then at 305-374-3751.

    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. Part of the Miami Dade public library system, a function of the library is to preserve the community’s cultural heritage. 2190 W. Flagler Street, Miami FL 33135. Call (305)541 9444.

    Miami Dade Public Library System

    Online resource for the public library system, with multiple locations in Dade County. Has many programs to improve education in the community. Eg. S.M.A.R.T. -Science, Math and Reading Tutoring ,provides homework assistance in a group setting. Provides free tutoring from 10am -1pm every Saturday at all of the libraries during the regular school year. check thier website for further programs.

    The Barry University’s Florida Family Literacy Academy

    provides services to migrant and farm worker families in the Homestead area. The program has a Pre-K Curriculum, K-3 Curriculum, and an Adult Literacy / Education component. The program places emphasis on school readiness for Pre-K children and elementary school age children. 11300 N.E Second Ave. LIB 143, Miami, FL 33161. call 305-899-3031.

    The Families Learning at School and Home (FLASH)

    provides a family English literacy initiative at two schools in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools district: Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Elementary School and EWF Stirrup Elementary. FLASH is designed to improve the literacy/ESL skills of parents/caregivers and their children, and to promote the participation of linguistically and culturally diverse parents in the educational process of their children. 11200 Southwest 8 Street, Miami, FL 33199. Call (305) 348-2494.

    Volunteer USA Foundation

    This is the website of an organization that began in Florida advocating for programs like Family Literacy, Mentoring, Training for Parents, is now a national foundation. Excellent resource for parents to teach their children the joys of literacy.

    Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade

    The program focuses on improving the children’s school readiness and success, while supporting the language and literacy development of the parents. The goal is to provide parents with the academic foundation that will lead to self-sufficiency and ensure that their young children acquire the skills to achieve and maintain grade levels. 2650 SW 27th Ave, Suite 303 Miami, FL 33133. call (305) 441-0506.
    Click here.

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

    provides professional immigration services and attorney representation before the Citizenship and Immigration Service, the Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals. CCLS provides pro bono services. 150 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 200, Miami, FL 33131. Phone: 305-737-1073
    click here.

    Child Support

    Lawyer’s directory. Gives listing of lawyers in Miami area who deal with family law issues, child support. Also connects you to websites for these lawyers via this webpage
    click here


    CASA provides access to proper legal counseling by professional and certified immigration and family law attorneys. Legal counseling services are provided during evening hours, from 7-9PM. CASA has the ability to take immigration cases and represent individuals before the Immigration Court and the Department of Homeland Security protecting the legal rights of thousands of immigrant families that have come to settle in Miami. 8500 SW 8th Street, #218, Miami, FL 33144. (305) 448-2272.
    Click here.

    Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center

    Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC) is a not-for-profit legal assistance organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the basic human rights of immigrants of all nationalities at the local, state and national levels. FIAC serves homeless and imminently homeless immigrants by providing representation to obtain public benefits. 3000 Biscayne Boulevard, #400, Miami, FL 33137. Phone: (305) 573-1106.

    Florida Justice Institute, Inc. – Volunteer Lawyers’ Project

    The Institute represents prisoners, the elderly, the poor, the handicapped, and the disabled throughout Florida through direct representation, pro bono programs, and leveraging financial resources. 100, SE 2nd St, 4320Miami, FL 33131.
    Phone: (305) 373-4334.

    Florida Legal Services, Inc. – Miami Advocacy Office

    Is a nonprofit organization founded to provide civil legal assistance to indigent persons who would not otherwise have the means to obtain a lawyer. FLS is dedicated to ensuring poor people have equal access to justice, primarily by working with local legal aid and legal service programs to improve their ability to provide legal assistance to those in need in their communities. They work with local programs in areas of public benefits, housing, and homelessness. 3000 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 450, Miami, FL 33137. Phone: (305) 573-0092.

    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. FCF is part of the Florida system for delivery of legal services to the poor. They are concerned with systematic issues like: DCF (Department of children’s and families’ management), representation of children. foster care, immigration, developmental disabilities, educational advocacy for children in foster care. Phone: 954-796-0860

    Law offices of the Public Defender of Miami

    Juvenile Justice CPR (Charting a Path to Redemption) is a legal reform initiative. focues on reducing the short-and long-term consequences of an arrest to the juvenile justice system, reducing the harmful effects to children processed through juvenile courts, increasing confidentiality protections, increasing the use of evidence-based interventions and developing alternatives to the prosecution of young children and adolescents with disabilities. 1320 NW 14th St., Miami, FL 33125. Phone: (305) 545-1905

    Legal Aid Society of the Dade County Bar Association

    It is a legal aid organization which provides free or low cost legal services to persons with low incomes.
    123 NW First Avenue, 3rd Floor, Miami, FL 33128. Phone: (305) 579-5733.
    1100 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Phone: (305) 673-7426.
    28905 S. Federal Highway, Homestead, FL 33189. Phone: (305) 247-9562.

    Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.

    Provides legal aid to citizens/ permanent residents and legal immigrants of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Legal aid is provided for employment and economic security, housing, safety and health, HIV positive, homeless, vulnerable populations.
    Main Ofice
    3000 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 500
    Miami, FL 33137-4129
    Phone: 305-576-0080 TDD: 305-573-1578

    Liberty City
    Miami Workers’ Center
    6127 NW 7th Avenue
    Miami, FL 33127

    South Dade Law Center
    10720 Caribbean Boulevard, Suite 400
    Miami, FL 33189
    Phone: 305-232-9680 TDD: 786-242-0207

    City of Hialeah Neighborhood Office
    300 East 1st Avenue, Room 109, Hialeah, FL 33010
    Phone: 305-884-1376


    a Women’s Legal Project helps low income immigrant women and children overcome the abuse they face at home. Lucha provides immigration legal assistance to battered women. This program also serves victims of human trafficking. 3000 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 400, Miami, FL 33137. call (305) 573-1106.

    STOP PROJECT (Domestic Violence)

    The same organization’s special cell involved in providing legal services to victims of domestic violence. 175 NW First Avenue, 2nd Floor, Miami, FL, 33128 . Phone: (305) 349-6013

    Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center

    a not-for-profit legal assistance organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the basic human rights of immigrants of all nationalities at the local, state and national levels. FIAC helps low income people who find it difficult to access legal services. 3000 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 400, Miami, FL 33137. Tel: 305-573-1106.

    Haitian Guardian Program

    Assists Haitian immigrants and newly arrived entrants living in low-socio-economic areas to become more self-sufficient and adapt to life in the U.S. Linkages to other community services are established. 130 NE 62nd Street Miami, FL 33138. call 305-759-3050.

    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. It also helps those families who have had household disasters such as fire, flood, or other accidents. Please call us toll-free at 1-877-891-6445 or

    Florida Affordable Housing Locator

    Visit their website at

    Florida Housing

    Florida Housing, created by the Florida Legislature over 20 years ago, 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. Call (850) 488-4197 or go to

    Free Bankruptcy Advice

    Families who cannot use other debt solutions may need to speak with an attorney. The nation’s largest consumer law firm has made this hotline available. Your client may call for a free conversation to discuss whether debt relief under bankruptcy makes sense for them. (800) 379-0985

    Homeless Assistance Directory

    Florida 2-1-1 Referral Network, just dial 211.

    Homeownership Loan Assistance Program for Miami-Dade County

    The Miami-Dade Housing Agency (MDHA), in conjunction with private lenders, assists very low to moderate-income individuals and families with the purchase of a home as their primary residence, by providing low-interest second mortgages. Program participation is limited to “one time only” per family. For a listing of participating developers and lenders, contact: MDHA’s Development and Loan Administration Division (DLAD) at 305-250-5238

    Homeownership Through Work

    This is a program for very-low Income persons or former welfare recipients earning no more than 100 percent of area median income or individuals earning below 50 percent of the area median income. Loans can be used to purchase a home with a minimum contribution of 1.5 percent of the applicant’s own funds towards a 5 percent down payment. For more information call Lourdes Valdes with Greater Miami Neighborhoods at 305 324 5505.

    Housing Counseling

    The US department of housing and urban development (HUD) sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country that can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, credit issues, and reverse mortgages. For a list of office locations call 305-373-9750 or visit them at

    Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

    The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (L.I.H.E.A.P.) provides grants to local governments and non-profit agencies to assist eligible low-income households in meeting the costs of home heating and cooling call (305) 347-4685 – 395 Northwest 1st Street, Suite 105, Miami, Florida 33128.

    Miami Dade County Homeless Helpline

    To refer a homeless person(s) to housing and/or services, please contact the Homeless Helpline at 1-877-994-HELP(4357)

    Miami Dade Housing Agency

    Develops, acquires, leases and operates affordable housing for city residents with limited incomes- Call 305-638-6464 or

    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 missed payments. Housing counselors will discuss all options available to avoid foreclosure. The agency does not make loans or buy property. Call 800-750-8956

    Nationwide Foreclosure Intervention Hotline

    Call 800-995-HOPE or

    Neighborhood Housing Services

    Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting neighborhood revitalization and affordable housing for low-to-moderate income residents in Miami-Dade Provides money in a single loan to buy and repair or renovate a home. Borrowers may be eligible for down payment and closing cost assistance. Call 305-751-5511- 181 N.E. 82nd St. Miami, FL 33138

    South Florida Community Development Corporations (CDC)

    The Coalition is composed of nonprofit developers and their partners working to reverse the downward spiral of social and economic conditions in South Florida’s lowest income neighborhoods. For a directory of their offices in Miami Dade call 305-373-7233 go to

    Subsidized Rental Apartment

    To visit their website
    click here

    Breastfeeding Helpline

    call (786) 336-1336

    Daily Bread Food Bank

    This non-denominational organization does not provide food directly to families or individuals but has a great network of over 800 non-profit agencies through out South Florida. To find out where to get food, please call 305-633-9861.

    Eat Smart. Play Hard.

    What should kids and parents eat and do for good health? The answer is just a ‘click’ away at USDA’s new web pages for kids and parents.

    Farm Share

    Certified non-profit organizations distributing fresh and nutritious produce or USDA commodities to low income residents in homestead, FL (305) 248-3006

    Florida Summer Food Service

    provides reimbursement for free, nutritious meals and snacks served to Florida children 18 and younger in low-income areas. For information please call toll-free: 800-622-5958
    You may also contact your local school district to learn more.

    Food Stamp Screening Line

    Will direct families to local district office near their home. Call 1-866-762-2237 (1-866-76ACCES) press 2 for information, 8am-5pm M-F.
    For a list of many local offices in Miami Dade
    visit here

    Fraternidad Nicaraguense

    Provides immigration services, food and clothing distribution, job training, English Classes, assistance with citizenship applications and general orientation to Nicaraguan immigrants and the local community. (305) 228-1208

    Healthy Snacks

    Healthy Snacks for Children from UF Center for Science in the Public Interest. click here

    La Leche League

    Information, and support for nursing families call (954) 574-6600 or visit

    Meals On Wheels Program

    provides meals each week to low-income persons living in Miami-Dade County. Participants in the program receive seven frozen meals each week, along with fresh fruits, milk and other food items. For further information call them at 786-469-4654 or 786-469-4605.

    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 provides financial aid for food, rent and utilities when funds are available. (305) 446-3311 in Perrine call (305) 254-5804.

    National 211 Collaborative

    Dial 211 on your telephone dial to get access to a vast number of resources including food banks.

    WIC (Women, Infant, and Children’s Program)

    WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program funded by federal and state governments to make nutritious foods available to women, infants and children. The following persons may be eligible: Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have given birth within the past 6 months, Infants, Children under 5 years old. Multiple centers across the county. Call for appointment call (786) 336-1300 Jobs

    Online listings of thousands of jobs in the region and nationwide. Click on link below, type in the zip code where you want to work, and check out the listings.

    One-Stop Career Center

    One-Stop Career Centers provide an integrated array of high-quality services so that workers, job seekers, and businesses can conveniently find the help they need under one roof in easy to reach locations. To find a One-Stop Career Center near you call 1-877-US2-JOBS or visit

    People First

    Search for government jobs throughout Florida – 877-562-7287 or Service Center at 866-ONE-HRFL (866-663-4735)

    Summer Youth Internship Program

    This program provides Miami-Dade County youths with the opportunity to acquire meaningful work experience through internships with various county departments. Recruitment period is during the first two weeks of March each year.



    Teach More/Love More

    For a thorough list of organizations specializing in job training, vocational rehabilitation and job placement visit Community Resources at the Teach More/Love More website
    click here

    The Roving Leaders Alternative Educational Center

    Provides basic educational skills, job counseling (employability skills), and a strong network of support services to those students within the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, who generally exhibit behavioral, non-attendance, and academic problems. 7321 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33138
    Phone: (305) 758-8644

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    Belafonte Tacolcy Center

    Check out their summer enrichment program. They are located at 6161 Northwest 9th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33127. phone: 305-751-1295

    Career has an online listing of jobs in the Miami Dade area. Type in Miami, FL and what type of job you are looking for and SEARCH..

    Career Link

    This web based resource helps potential employees with job readiness with resume advice, listings of jobs, and providing job search workshops. Several locations in Miami Dade and Hialeah. Go to

    Employ Florida Marketplace

    Get help selecting a new career, finding a new job, and locating suitable education or training

    An online guide to jobs in Miami Dade and surrounding areas.

    Federal Job Information Center

    Complete listing of current Federal job opportunities on the web

    Florida School System Jobs

    Search for a job with Florida’s school system

    Part time jobs, student jobs, teen jobs and hourly jobs! Just type in your zip code to find jobs and apply online!

    Comprehensive web site providing career guidance. Click on carrer

    James E. Scott Community Association (JESCA) Summer Youth Employment Training Program

    call 305-637-1000

    Miami herald jobs

    Miami-Dade Park and Recreational Summer Jobs

    Variety of summer jobs including pool managers, lifeguards, swim instructors and so on. You must be 17 and above. Applications accepted February through March each year. Call 305-755-7800 or visit

    Gear Up

    The mission of GEAR UP EXPRESS is to help middle and secondary school students at risk to graduate high school and enroll in college.

    Florida Department of Education

    Contains educational information for parents and students with links for DOE events, education and community partnerships, FCAT information, financial aid, choosing schools, school calendar, etc.

    College Access Program of Miami- Dade County

    To assist Miami-Dade County Public High School graduates with financial assistance. Students – contact us here:
    CAP, Inc.PO BOX 01-0272, Miami, Florida 33101.
    Call (305) 995 1743.

    Florida International University CROP: College Reach Out Program

    The purpose of CROP is to prepare the students and increase their awareness of the education&career opportunities available to students in middle and high school grades. Call (305) 348-1745.

    Florida International University Upward Bound

    Upward Bound provides workshops that help high school students with career planning, academic testing, college applications, and scholarship/financial aid opportunities. For further info call 305-348-1742. 11200 S.W. 8th St, Miami, Florida 33199.


    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 by providing Youth leadership outreach programs and charter schools. 4100 N.E. 2nd Ave, Suite 302, Miami, FL 33137. Call (305)576-8494.

    Early Steps

    Formerly The Early Intervention Program (EIP), offers evaluations for all children between birth and 3. Early Steps has two locations in Miami-Dade County.
    University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development Early Steps (for North Dade)
    1601 NW 12th Ave.
    Miami, Fla. 33136
    (305) 243-5600

    Miami Children’s Hospital (for South Dade)
    17615 SW 97th Ave.
    Miami, Fla. 33157
    (786) 268-2611

    The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS)

    Arranges for free evaluations for all children not attending a Miami-Dade Public Schools and who are ages 3 to 5. FDLRS assists families in preparing referral packets and routes the packets to the Regional Center Prekindergarten Diagnostic Team closest to the families’ home.
    5555 SW 93rd Ave, Miami, FL 33165. (305) 274-3501.

    Miami-Dade County Public School program

    Students already enrolled in a Miami-Dade County Public School program will be evaluated in their school or in their region, not through FDLRS. Families should contact the administration at their child’s school regarding a free evaluation.

    Florida Abuse Hotline


    Legal Aid Society – Domestic Violence Collaborative

    The program provides victims with free legal counseling, free in court representation, follow up contact, referrals to legal aid society for family law, housing and/or benefits legal representation. The project also provides referrals to victims services center for free individual and group counseling specializing in trauma reduction and resolution; referrals to safe space for free emergency safe shelter, food, clothing, assistance. 123 NW First Avenue, Miami, FL 33137. Call (305) 673-7246.


    a Women’s Legal Project helps low income immigrant women and children overcome the abuse they face at home. Lucha provides immigration legal assistance to battered women. This program also serves victims of human trafficking. 3000 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 400, Miami, FL 33137.
    call (305) 573-1106

    M.U.J.E.R. – Project Esperanza

    Project Esperanza is a domestic violence/sexual abuse program created to give women in crisis hope and protection, based out of the Everglades Farmworkers Villages and is a partnership with Legal Aid Society. Legal Aid provides legal representation and advice on family law matters. MUJER assesses the client’s needs and provides a safety plan, individual counseling, shelter placement and coordination of transportation. 38000 S.W. 193 Ave, Florida City, FL 33034. Call (305) 243-0199.

    Mother Theresa Home for Women in Distress

    Provides emergency night shelter (4pm-7am) for women and children (boys under 6 only). Dinner and breakfast as well as emergency clothing and toiletries. Runs a soup kitchen for men, 9:30am-11:30am. Also provides food and clothing to families. 724 NW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33136.
    (305) 326-0032

    Safe Start

    The program provides comprehensive child development services to children and families exposed to violence and referred by the courts. Intervention services to families include parent-child therapy and intensive case management services. For additional information, contact Head Start at 786-469-4622.


    Provides a 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline. Offers FREE services to victims of domestic violence through two emergency shelters for battered women and their dependents. Services include shelter, counseling, information&referral, advocacy, case management, outreach, food, clothing, transportation, child care and limited financial assistance. Client confidentiality strictly observed. Call (305) 758-2546.

    Victim Services Center

    Intensive one-on-one resolution of trauma for children and adults of all crime types. The program also offers personal and system advocacy, expert witness, court evaluations, bereavement, psychoeducational groups for domestic violence victims, empowerment groups for children and court support groups. Also treat individuals for trauma that is not crime-related. Program runs for 12-26 weeks. 111 SW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Miami, FL 33130. call (305) 374-9990.

    Domestic Violence Hotline

    305- 349-5888

    Child Care Aware

    This organization prvides the neareast Child care resource and referral program in your area to help you with your child care needs. call them toll free at 800-424-2246 or visit their website at:

    Childcare Financial Assistance

    Miami-Dade County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) provides child care financial assistance to parents with low-income. Applicants will be evaluated at the time of an initial consultation. Please refer to the list below for the nearest eligibility center:

    • West Dade (305) 271-7281
      11025 SW 84 Street ,Bldg. 11, Miami, FL 33173
    • South Dade Government Center (305) 234-1457
      10710 SW 211 Street, St 201, Miami, FL 33189
    • Florida City/Homestead Neighborhood Service Center (305) 242-4565
      1600 NW 6th Court, Florida City, FL 33033
    • Naranja Neighborhood Center (305) 257-5430
      13955 SW 264 Street, Miami, FL 33032
    • Frankie Shannon Rolle Neighborhood Service Center (305) 476-2266
      3750 S. Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33133
    • Community Action Agency (305) 347-4671
      395 NW 1st Street, St 206, Miami, FL 33035
    • Joseph Caleb Center (305) 636-2270
      5400 NW 22nd Ave, St 204, Miami, FL 33147
    • Shoreview (305) 756-4111
      9999 NE 2nd Avenue, Rm 310, Miami, FL 33138
    • Miami Lakes (305) 908-7300
      15910 NW 57 Avenue, Miami, FL 33014
    • Opa-locka (305) 474-7233
      16405 NW 25 Avenue, Rm 107, Miami, FL 33054
    • Click here for website

      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. For City of Miami residents with income under $42,500. HAve at least 5 different location trough the county. Call (305) 759-3507 for info.

      Early Childhood Development (ECD) Program

      ECD provides comprehensive services to children whose parents work outside the home, or who are in training for future employment. All applicants for Subsidized Child Care must be approved by Metro-Dade Child Development Service. for their various locations call (305) 637-1000 or go to

      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. Provide childcare for refugees, asylees and entrants, and needy families searching for work or going to school. Fee based on income. Call (305) 646-7220 for further info.

      Hands In Action

      This year round program in Hialeah offers high quality daycare (children ages 2-12) in a nurturing environment. Fees based on income; Family Central Vouchers, Government programs, TAPP and refugee program accepted. 240 East 1st Avenue, Suite 115, Hialeah, FL 33010. Call (305) 883-5355.

      Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)

      RCMA provides quality child care and early education for children of migrant farm workers and rural, low-income families throughout Florida. It is founded by Mennonite Church volunteers in the Redlands farming area and provides a safe, nurturing environment for children while their parents worked in the fields. 13600, SW 312 Street, Homestead, FL 33090. Call 305-242-2577.

      Smart Start Child Care

      Provides half or full day childcare services for children ages six weeks to 5 years. Fee based on income, vouchers accepted. 9945 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33173. Call (305) 279-6966.

      YMCA of Greater Miami

      YMCA has Early Child Care / Preschool in two locations of Homestead and Miami. Financial assistance is available, and CDS/Government program is welcome.
      Homestead Family YMCA
      1034 NE 8 St., Homestead, FL 33030
      Tel: 305-247-0393
      Martin Luther King, Jr. YMCA
      2000 NW 62 St., Miami, FL 33147
      Tel: 305-636-1844

      YWCA of greater Miami

      provided safe, secure, and reliable child care options for working parents. Call their main number at 305-377-9922, dial zero and ask operator about daycare dept.

      DCF Abuse Reporting Hotline

      call 800-96-ABUSE, or 800-96(2-2873)

      Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe

      Provide childcare for refugees, asylees and entrants, and needy families searching for work or going to school. Note: This agency may be able to serve certified victims of trafficking. 2555 Ponce de Leon Blvd, 5th Floor. Coral Gables, FL 33134
      Contact: Teri Carbajal (305) 646-7220

      Little Havana – Rainbow Childcare

      Provides child care for toilet-trained children, ages 2-5 years old. Open 52 weeks a year. Subsidized care through Miami-Dade County Child Development Services. Private slots available for sliding scale fees. 700 SW 8TH STREET, MIAMI, FL 33130.
      Contact: Ms. Esperanza (305) 858-2610.

      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.
      Hialeah (305) 558-2480
      North dade (305) 685-0381
      Sunset (305) 274-3172

      Citrus Health

      Provides psychological testing and psychiatric evaluation for children and adolescents. Services include individual, family and group counseling provided at school sites and in home. 4175 West 20th Avenue Hialeah, FL 33012. call 305-825-0300. Accept medicaid and most insurances.

      FIU – Childood 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. 11200 SW 8th Street, DM 201A, Miami, FL 33199. Call (305) 348-1937.

      Institute for Child and Family Health

      Mental Health, Case Management, and stabilization services are provided annutally to children who have been diagnosed with a psychotic, depressive, or anxiety disorder, and have a Children Global Assessment Scale of less than 50. Children must be eligible for Florida’s Kid Care Program and will also be enfrolled in Children’s Medical Services for their medical needs.

        North Dade Center
        15490 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, Fl 33169
        Tel: 305-685-0381
        Markenson Center
        430 W 66th Street, Hialeah, Fl 33012
        Tel: 305-558-2480
        Sunset Center
        9380 Sunset Drive, Miami, Fl 33173
        Tel: 305-274-3172
        Kruse Center
        11001 SW 76th Street, Miami, FL 33173
        Tel: 305-598-2441

      Jackson Memorial Hospital – Division of Psychology Mental Health Center

      Accept Medicaid.
      1695 NW 9th Ave. Miami, FL 33136
      Phone: 305-355-8245

      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. Intakes are centralized at 15055 NW 27 Avenue, Opa-locka. Sliding fee scale. Call (786) 466-2700.

      Miami Behavioral – Children and Families Services

      Provides outpatient family support and preservation services to children ages 0-17 and their families, through individual and family therapy, case management and referral for psychiatric evaluation. 701 SW 27th Ave, Suite 920, Miami, FL 33134. Call (305) 643-7800.
      For Homstead location call (786) 293-9544.

      Miami Behavioral – Cuban Haitian Adjustment Program

      Outpatient mental health and case management services to adults and children arriving from Cuba or Haiti since 1994. Serices are free. 701 SW 27th Avenue, Suite G20, Miami, FL 33135. Call (305) 642-1195.


      PsychSolutions uses an on-site model to provide a full range of therapeutic services to children in various settings: Biological homes, foster homes, shelters, schools, day cares, juvenile justice facilities, detention centers, residential programs and shelters. This allows the clinician to work with the client in a more natural setting. Services include psychiatric evaluations, mental health and substance abuse assessments. Treatment planning, medication clinic, individual psychotherapy and group counseling. Accept Medicaid and Kidcare. 1320 South Dixie Hwy Suite 1140, Coral Gables, FL 33146. Phone: 305-668-9000

      the STEPS Program

      STEPS (Structured Therapeutic and Educational Program Services) provides therapeutic programs developed in partnerships with schools, preschools and child care centers to provide comprehensive mental health services to children and families on-site in their educational environments. Visits also completed in clients home environments. Accept Medicaid. 1704 NW 7th Street, Miami, Florida 33125. Call 305-630-3334

      Boy Scouts of America / South Florida Council

      The mission of the Boy Scouts of America, is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. 305-364-0020

      Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami

      The After School Care Program is designed to provide a safe and secure environment so that children can extend their academic learning experience as well as their social learning experience for growth and development into positive and productive citizens of our community.
      Services include: After School Care Program, Academic Improvement Methods, Teacher Work Day Program, Dance, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Football, Flag Football, Cheer leading, Tennis, Spring Break Camp, Summer Camp. They have 6 location throughout the county. call main office at 305-446-9910.

      Centro Campesino Farmworker Center / YouthPride

      Serves students at high risk of academic failure in the Florida City/Homestead area in 1st-8th grade. Students are evaluated when they enter the program and a plan is devised to address his/her weaknesses considering grade level, reading ability, FCAT scores, feedback from parents and teachers, in-house evaluation and staff observations. Provides participants with individualized homework assistance and academic enrichment emphasizing reading, social development and conflict resolution skills, along with recreational and artistic activities. foro more info call 305-245-7738.

      Miami Dade County Public Schools

      For a complete list of before and after school progtram and locations in Miami-Dade county go to the following website:

      Miami Dade Couty Park and Recreational Dep.

      Presents a wide variety of camps and After School programs that offer recreational, athletic and educational value. Contact your local community or neighborhood park to find out what camps and programs are available in your area.
      Call 305-634-5791, ext 322.