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For Immediate Release:
April 22, 2013
Media Contact:
Marta Martinez-Aleman

305-636-2331

Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson Joins Walking One Stop in Overtown


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson joined  Morris Copeland, Director, Miami-Dade Juvenile Services Department and members of other County, City of Miami and community social service organizations in Walking One Stop in Overtown on Monday, April 22, 2013. Commissioner Edmonson walked through Rainbow Village knocking on residents' doors, offering them information and contacts to a variety of programs.  The idea of Walking One Stop is to bring an umbrella of services directly to the people, particularly the elderly, who may not otherwise seek help. The South Florida Workforce Employment and Training Mobile Unit was also onsite to provide unemployed and underemployed residents with job services.  The Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department brought its “Services in Motion” mobile unit onsite to provide assistance with accessing child care / Head Start, elderly and disability services, youth services, utility bill assistance, and a host of other social and economic services. The Walking One Stop began with a short briefing at the City of Miami Police Headquarters, 400 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. Teams were then dispatched to Rainbow Village. For more information on Walking One Stop contact Wayne E. Rawlins, Developer and Lead Consultant, Miami-Dade Anti-Gang Strategy at www.waynerawlins.com.