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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
People being helped at a Community Resource Center.

Twelve Community Resource Centers offer a variety of social services to economically disadvantaged individuals and families.

Community Resource Centers
Domestic violence rsources.

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

Domestic Violence Assistance

Home Assistance

Rental and Other Assistance for the Homeless or Evicted

If you are homeless or have been evicted, you can receive help with your rent payment, mortgage, utility bills or food.

Home Beautification

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

Home Rehabilitation Programs

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

Home Weatherization Assistance

Get help reducing your home energy costs.

Paint and Hurricane Shutters

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

Residential Construction Mitigation Program

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

Meals for the Elderly

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

Adult Day Care

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

Home Care Assistance for Elderly Residents with Disabilities

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

Specialized Senior Centers

Three specialized senior centers in Miami-Dade County offer various services for independent and homebound residents.

Senior Volunteer Programs

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

Elderly Care Planning

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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Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

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

Veteran Services Programs

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.

Disability Services for People Living Independently (DSAIL)

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

Computer Training

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

Farmworker Employment Training

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

Psychology Internship

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.

Youth Education, Training and Employment Services

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

Family and Child Empowerment (Project FACE)

Youths diverted from the juvenile justice system can be entered into this intense intervention program.

Nutritional Calendar

The calendar features nutritional recipes and educational activities.

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Provider applications being accepted for Head Start/Early Head Start program

Providers will provide Head Start/Early Head Start program services to eligible children and families in Miami-Dade County.

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Give the gift of water

By donating to WASD Cares, you can help neighbors in need who are finding it difficult to pay their water bills.

Get help with paying your utility bill

Households experiencing financial difficulty may be eligible for help to pay their electric and gas bill.

Early Head Start / Head Start program accepting applications

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.