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Community Action and Human Services
Streamlining the delivery of resources to targeted communities including children, seniors and families through advocacy, education and service delivery.
Apply for Medicaid
Medicaid provides medical coverage to low-income individuals and families. Medicaid eligibility in Florida is determined either by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) or the Social Security Administration (for SSI recipients). For more information on how to apply for these benefits, visit the DCF website or call (866)762-2237.
More than $290 million coming to Miami-Dade for Head Start/Early Head Start
Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) received more than $290 million over a five-year period to continue to provide opportunities for low-income children and their families in Miami-Dade County. The 5-year non-competitive grant for Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS), is in recognition of its performance in administering high-quality family, community and early childhood programs.
2014 Involved Father of the Year
The Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida has recognized Mr. Esteban Campos as the 2014 Involved Father of the Year. CAHSD and the Head Start/Early Head Start Program congratulate Mr. Campos on his extraordinary achievement.
Head Start & Early Head Start Open Enrollment 2014 - 2015
Miami-Dade County's Head Start / Early Head Start Program is accepting applications for pregnant women and children ages birth to 4 years old to participate in the 2014-2015 program year.
To be eligible children must be three (3) or four (4) years of age on or before September 1, 2014, or no more than five (5) years old after September 1, 2014.
Utility assistance available
|Miami-Dade County is currently assisting individuals and families with paying their utility bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program assists individuals with paying their utility bills (gas and electric), individuals may qualify to receive up to $900.00 in assistance.|
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