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Community Action and Human Services

Empowering families, individuals and communities through the provision of comprehensive social services.

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Qualifying Miami-Dade families can apply for free Head Start / Early Head Start child services.

Head Start / Early Head Start
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Thirteen Community Resource Centers offer a variety of social services to economically disadvantaged individuals and families.

Community Resource Centers
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Victims of domestic violence can receive assistance through a wide range of intervention and prevention services.

Domestic Violence Assistance
Office of New Americans

The Office of New Americans (ONA) leads, supports, and manages a range of programs for Miami-Dade’s immigrant communities.

Office of New Americans
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The Mortgage Relief Program (MRP) provides assistance to Miami-Dade County homeowners who are experiencing hardship.

Mortgage Relief Program

Home Assistance

Get help reducing your home energy costs.

If you are homeless or facing eviction, you can receive help with your rent payment, mortgage, utility bills or food.

Residents in County Commission District 1 may receive funds to go toward house painting or yard landscaping.

Income-qualifying homeowners living in certain Miami-Dade neighborhoods can get financial assistance to bring their home local and state building codes.

You can get help with painting and hurricane shuttering your home.

Income-qualifying homeowners can get help with the hardening or retrofitting of their homes, particularly to protect against a hurricane.

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Senior Services

Seniors with limited mobility can receive free meals at home through the Meals on Wheels program or at various senior centers.

Adult Day Care offers various types of therapy, meals and other health and social support services as part of a structured, comprehensive program.

Residents with disabilities can receive assistance with home and personal responsibilities.

Persons age 55 can help keep an active lifestyle while helping residents in our community in meaningful ways.

If you or someone you know are concerned about an older, disabled person living alone, you can request services to help with that person's caretaking.

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Provides free nutritionally balanced meals to children 18 years of age and under.

Available substance abuse treatment programs include residential treatment, homeless assistance and inmate counseling.

Eligible veterans, as well as their children, parents, families and widows, can get help with claims made with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

DSAIL provides assistance to Miami-Dade residents with disabilities ages 18 to 59.

Free computer training and computer repair classes are available for income-eligible residents.

Farmworkers and eligible dependents can receive vocational and employment training services.

Four full-time psychology internship positions are funded each year and are paired with mentor supervisors in preparation to work with clients of all ages.

Young persons can get information about getting a high school diploma, industry training, job attainment and retention through several programs.

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Miami-Dade County's Office of Neighborhood Safety is awarding 75 $2,500 scholarships to be paid directly to colleges or universities on behalf of the scholarship recipients. The application deadline has passed.

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Partners will play a role in providing free nutritious meals to children and teens enrolled in the program.

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Early Head Start / Head Start is free and provides comprehensive child development services to low-income children and families in Miami-Dade County.

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About Us

We provide comprehensive social services to individuals and families over the course of the full lifetime spectrum, from before birth to the elderly. Services are designed and coordinated to address and relieve hardships associated with poverty. The service delivery model is strongly client-centered and comprised of many direct services to meet the needs of the entire family.

Our major goals are to end homelessness; stabilize home occupancy; minimize hunger; reduce the need for institutionalization of the elderly; improve access to abuse prevention, intervention and support services; ensure that all individuals 18 years and older (including foster care and juvenile youths) are work ready; ensure that all children are school ready through the Head Start/Early Head Start program; and increase the self-sufficiency of vulnerable residents and special populations.

Title VI Compliance

The Community Action and Human Services Department complies with all Title VI rules and regulations.