As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.
Community Action and Human Services
Streamlining the delivery of resources to targeted communities including children, seniors and families through advocacy, education and service delivery.
2017 Summer Food Program
CAHSD is accepting applications from community-based organizations for its free Summer Food Service Program. If your agency operates a summer program for children and youth under the age of 18, you may qualify to receive free meals from CAHSD. Applications are accepted throughout the summer.
FY 2014-15 Annual Report
The Head Start Annual Report is publisheded in accordance with the Head Start Reauthorization Act of 2007. It includes information about its programs and services.
The Community Action and Human Services understands that the information it collects about individuals and their health is personal. In accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Action of 1996 (HIPPA), CAHSD maintains the privacy of protected health information. CAHSD clients are apprised of their privacy rights at intake. Individuals visiting CAHSD sites will find HIPPA notices displayed in each office. CAHSD maintains a Confidentiality Policy that governs multiple aspects of client privacy. All staff is trained on this policy, as well as HIPPA.
Head Start Program
Miami-Dade County's Head Start/Early Head Start Program provides comprehensive early childhood education and development services for eligible families. The program is open to pregnant women and children ages 0-5.
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.
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.|
Child Care Providers
Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department complies with all Title VI rules and regulations.
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