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Key Service Areas

Programs and Departments

Health & Human Services

Residents expressed that emergency housing, services for the elderly and Head Start were among their top social service priorities at community meetings in 2008. Assisting those in need is one of the most critical services the County provides. We are doing our best to improve, and economic challenges have not deterred our commitment. In 2008, the quality of social services improved 8 points since 2005.

Number of homeless in
Miami-Dade County declines sharply- Click for larger view

Number of homeless in
Miami-Dade County declines sharply
Resources like the Foreclosure Prevention Now site at provide a lifeline to families looking for ways to keep their homes safe from foreclosure.