Services a Top Priority
Here are a few things the County did lately to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of residents.
Children & Youth
- Child care for nearly
7,000 low-income children, ages 0-5, through Head Start/Early Head Start.
- Development and educational programs for
1000's of school childrenthrough the Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Program.
- Work experience to
100's of at-risk young adults, ages 18-23, by pairing them with community revitalization projects, through the Greater Miami Service Corps.
- Since we created the Juvenile Assessment Center in 1998, juvenile arrests have fallen more than
2,443 seniorswho are home bound, at risk for malnutrition or attend one of our 24 senior centers.
- Golden Passports to
- Care for
101 frail adultsliving independently in our Adult Living Facility.
- This year, Miami-Dade County will provide
437 seniorswith personal care and homemaking services to allow them to remain in their homes and avoid premature or unnecessary institutional care.
- This year, Miami-Dade County distributed more than
220 free cell phonesto seniors enabling them to dial
9-1-1in the event of an emergency.
- Since 2006, more than
100 homeshave been repaired or reconstructed through the county's Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program (SHARP). Improvements include new roofs, hurricane impact windows and modifications to make bathroom and kitchens wheelchair accessible.
- Special Transportation Services (STS) for over
- More than
31,000 books-by-mailto residents who are chronically ill, disabled or frail.
- Patriot Passports to
- Shelter for over
14,000 homeless adults and childrenthrough emergency, transitional or permanent housing.
- Public housing and Section 8 vouchers to more than
50,000limited income individuals.
- Affordable rental housing through the construction and rehabilitation of
100'sof rental units.
- The Homeless Trust has helped reduce the number of people living on the street by
- Health services to the poor through
$137 millionin financial support to The Public Health Trust.
- Diversion, rehabilitative, prevention and intervention services.
- More than
4,000 residentshave enrolled in Miami-Dade Blue, a low-cost and high-quality health insurance plan for any County resident, which we help develop and manage.
10,000 needyMiami-Dade residents living with HIV or AIDS received help last year through Miami-Dade and the federal Ryan White program.
- Self-sufficiency services to residents, small businesses and young people through job training, small business grants, internships, scholarships and homeownership programs.
- Social, recreational and volunteer opportunities for thousands of children and seniors at parks, libraries and senior centers.
100's of non-profitcommunity organizations which provide services for seniors, children, immigrants, the abused and disabled.
- Last summer, nearly
400 young peoplelearned about public service through internships with Miami-Dade County.
- Head Start/Early Head Start
- Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Program
- Greater Miami Service Corps
- Golden Passports
- Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program (SHARP)
- Special Transportation Services (STS)
- Patriot Passports
- Public housing and Section 8
- Homeless Trust
- Miami-Dade Blue
- Ryan White program