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Miami-Dade County celebrates Community Action Month

MIAMI ( May 25, 2021 )

The Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department is one of over 1000 community action agencies across the country working every day to positively transform the lives of low-income individuals; creating opportunities to make families thrive and communities stronger. CAHSD is the designated Community Action Agency (CAA) for Miami-Dade County and has a history of providing critical programs and services to combat poverty.  For over 50 years, since the inception of Community Action Agencies as part of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the Department has helped low-income residents of Miami-Dade County alleviate barriers to achieve economic security.  

“More than ever during this difficult past year, the work of our community action agencies has been critical in connecting residents with service and resources,” said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “Miami-Dade County residents from infants to our older adults benefit from CAHSD services,  including quality childcare and education via Head Start, food and nutrition services, energy assistance, in-home services for the elderly, domestic violence intervention and substance abuse treatment, to name a few.”

 In commemoration of Community Action Month, CAHSD will host community outreach events May 24th through May 27th. The department’s 16 Community Advisory Committees will canvas respective communities to inform residents of available services. The four-day event will culminate with a Resource Fair at the Perrine Community Resource Center May 27th at 10:00a.m. Information and services will be offered. The community can take advantage of COVID vaccinations, food distribution, early education childcare enrollment, workforce development services for youth and young adults, vocational programs, utility bill assistance and more. 

“As the darkest days of the pandemic are behind us, we look ahead with great optimism by taking the time to mark this 57th year anniversary of Community Action nationally, helping families and communities overcome obstacles to economic stability,” said CAHSD Interim Director Annika S. Holder.

Participating partners include: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Share Your Heart, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, Walking One Stop (Wayne Rawlins), and Florida Memorial University. CAHSD’s representatives include: Head Start/Early Head Start, Elderly Services, Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), Violence Prevention and Intervention, Rehabilitative Services, and Greater Miami Service Corps. The Office of Miami-Dade County District 9 Commissioner Kionne McGhee will greet constituents.  Below is the schedule of events at each Community Resource Center:

Monday, May 24, 2021

  • Culmer: 10:00 am to Noon
    1600 NW 3rd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33136
  • Naranja: 10:00 am to Noon
    13955 SW 264th Street
    Miami, FL 33032
  • Coconut Grove: 9:30 am to Noon
    3692 Grand Avenue (Walking One Stop)
    Miami, FL 33133

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

  • Wynwood: 10:00 am to Noon
    2902 NW 2nd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33127
  • Miami Gardens: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    16405 NW 25th Avenue
    Miami Gardens, FL 33054
  • Accion: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    970 SW 1st Street, 4th Floor
    Miami, FL 33130
  • Hialeah: 10:00 am to Noon
    300 E First Avenue
    Miami, FL 33010

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

  • Edison: 10:00 am to Noon
    150 NW 79th Street
    Miami, FL 33150
  • South Beach: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    833 Sixth Street
    Miami, FL 33139
  • Caleb: 9:00 am to Noon
    5400 NW 22nd Avenue, 3rd Floor
    Miami, FL 33142
  • Florida City: 10:00 am to Noon
    1600 NW 6th Court
    Florida City, FL 33034

Thursday, May 27, 2021

  • Perrine – Community Resource Fair: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
    17801 Homestead Avenue
    Miami, FL 33157

To learn more about the Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department, call 786-469-4600 or visit:

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CAHSD’s mission is to empower families, individuals, and communities through the provision of comprehensive social services. It is the largest provider of comprehensive social services in Miami-Dade County.