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For Immediate Release:
June 01, 2015
Media Contact:
Rene Diaz


Office of Community Advocacy expands monthly government services to include VA outreach

(MIAMI, FL) – The Miami-Dade County Office of Community Advocacy is expanding its monthly services beginning this month to include VA outreach services. The June schedule of services is as follows:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Miami VA)
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Stephen P. Clark Center lobby, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33128
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Miami VA) will be in the lobby of the SPCC conducting community outreach. Subsequently, Miami VA will continue to bring their outreach services to the SPCC the third Tuesday of every month. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
FedAssist and Immigration Services – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
FreshFromFlorida – 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Stephen P. Clark Center lobby, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33128

Representatives from Senator Marco Rubio’s office will be assisting residents with a variety of federal issues such as U.S. passport applications, housing, transportation, child support, military/veteran affairs, and more. In addition, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be on site providing assistance to residents with different concerns or questions about their Immigration status.

In addition, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will provide assistance and information regarding consumer protection and Florida's agricultural economy.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
DMV to Go - 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) SunPass Giveaway - 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Stephen P. Clark Center lobby, 111 NW 1 Street, Miami, FL 33128

Residents can receive assistance in obtaining or renewing a driver’s license or identification card, as well as several federal services. Due to high demand, residents must make an online appointment. Those with appointments must bring proper documentation as required by the DMV. A list of suitable identification is available at DMV to Go representatives do not administer driving exams.

MDX will provide all attendees with free SunPass-minis for all vehicles in their household.  In addition to providing a free SunPass-mini, MDX will inform residents about the SunPass Tag Swap Program. Those interested in opening a new SunPass account and activating their new SunPass-minis during the event will need a credit or debit card ($10 minimum is required to activate) and provide their email, name, address and phone number, as well as the vehicle license plate number, make, model, year and color.

Take the Train…Take the Test
Friday, June 26, 2015
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Government Center Metrorail Station, 101 NW 1st Street

The Miami-Dade County Office of Community Advocacy, with the support of Chairman Jean Monestime, the Florida Department of Health, Miami-Dade Transit and 3-1-1, offers free HIV and STD testing as part of its monthly “Take the Train…Take the Test” events at select Metrorail stations. HIV test results will be available in as little as 20 minutes. Counseling also will be available on site. For more information, please call 3-1-1 or visit: For information about additional testing sites, call 1-800-352-2437 (English), 1-800-545-7432 (Spanish) or 1-800-243-7101 (Creole).

For more information, please call the Office of Community Advocacy at (305) 375-5730 or visit