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Housing and Comprehensive Services

Camillus House: Serving the South Florida community since 1960, Camillus House is a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian services to men, women and children who are poor and homeless. Camillus offers a full continuum of services that includes food, shelter, housing, rehabilitative treatment, and health care. Each service is carried out with the deeply held belief that every human being deserves love, respect and an opportunity to live a dignified life.

Telephone: 305-374-1065, ext. 428
E-mail: contactus@camillus.org

Camillus House Overnight Shelter
726 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

Somerville Residence
400 NW 3rd Court
Miami, FL 33128

Brother Keily Place
27940 S. Dixie Hwy
Naranja, FL 33032

Mother Seton Village
12320 SW 283rd Street
Homestead, FL 33030

Catholic Charities

Providence Place Family Transitional Housing: Transitional shelter for homeless families. Supportive services to assist clients in achieving independence and permanent housing.

954-568-6610   |   providenceplace@ccadm.org

Unaccompanied Minors Program/Children's Village: Shelter care and child welfare services for unaccompanied undocumented immigrant children who have been determined by the Office of Refugee Resettlement not to have lawful immigration status in the United States. Minors placed at UMP remain in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

305-380-0141   |   ump@ccadm.org

Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program: Children born in other countries, and who have received special "unaccompanied refugee minor" classification from the US government, are placed in licensed foster homes. They attend local schools and are provided with a full array of services.

700 S. Royal Poinciana Blvd., Suite 800, Miami Springs, FL 33166
305-883-3383   |   urmp@ccadm.org

New Life Shelter for Homeless Families, Miami, FL: Transitional housing for families; supportive services assisting clients in achieving independence and permanent housing.

305-573-3333   |   newlife@ccadm.org

Douglas Gardens Community Mental Health Center: Operates four residential-based programs: Golden Palms, a 36-bed facility serving mentally-ill older adults; Sunny Cove, caring for residents with HIV/AIDS; Sandy Shores, providing housing for residents needing short-term, crisis intervention; and Mayfair Residence, offering 42 permanent and transitional housing units for the homeless.

701 Lincoln Rd. 2nd Floor, Miami Beach FL, 33139
305-531-5341   |   Fax: 305-532-5322   |   hresources@mjhha.org

Habitat for Humanity – Miami: Habitat's tasks are twofold: 1) To provide home ownership opportunities to low-income families in all of Miami's communities in need by building and renovating modest homes with family partners and providing them with interest-free loans to purchase these homes and 2) To provide opportunities to all people of conscience to volunteer and otherwise support the building of homes and communities in partnership with low-income families.

3800 NW 22nd Ave., Miami, Florida 33142
305-634-3628   |   sophia.correa@miamihabitat.org

Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust

David Raymond
Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust
111 NW 1st Street, 27th Floor
Miami, FL 33128

Phone: 305-375-1490
Fax: 305-372-9009
E-mail: homelesstrust@miamidade.gov

Miami/Dade County Homeless Helpline

1-877-994-HELP (4357)
305-375-CARE (2273)

Miami Rescue Mission: Reaching out to the least, the last and the lost of the community to inspire hope with human compassion and the love of God.

Center for Men

Program for Single Homeless Men
2020 NW 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
305-571-2211   |   Fax: 305-571-2253

Antonion Villasuso, Miami Program Director

Center for Women & Children
Emergency and Residential Care
2250 NW 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
305-571-2250

Luz Rentas – Casemanager

Salvation Army

Family & Women's Lodge: An 88 bed Women's and Family Shelter providing safe haven for homeless, displaced or battered women and their children and for homeless intact families. Case Managers focus on the client's psychological, sociological, physiological and concrete needs. These services include drug and alcohol counseling, nutrition, referral to parenting classes and on site assistance for job placement and training when the funds are available, through collaboration with Jewish Community Services. Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and life-skills are available. Clients receive on site medical services through collaboration with Camillus Health concern twice a week. The program is designed to provide the skills necessary for the many clients who come each year to become independent, self-sufficient members of the community.

Here is Hope: At the forefront of AIDS outreach in Dade County, the Here's Hope program is a 72-bed facility that provides transitional housing, meals, Case Management, individual Drug and Alcohol counseling, HIV education, nutrition and medical services to individuals and families infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. In a safe, friendly environment, Case Managers, Case Aides, a Drug and Alcohol and HIV Counselor and other staff members provide clients with the knowledge and skills they need to lead productive and independent lives while living with a chronic but manageable disease. Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and life-skills are available.

Men's Lodge: It provides shelter, meals and case-management services to 107 homeless single men each night. Clients include veterans, transients and unemployed or under-employed single men. Men staying at the Lodge receive three meals a day and comprehensive social services including on site assistance for job placement and training when the funds are available, through collaboration with Jewish Community Services. The program includes "Helping Hands," a four-month program designed for men who have attained full-time employment, but require the gift of time to enable them to continue working with their case-manager until they find safe, affordable housing. Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and life-skills are available. Clients receive on site medical services through collaboration with Camillus Health concern twice a week.

1907 N.W. 38th Street, Miami, FL 33142
305-637-6700   |   Fax: 305-635-1052

Adult Rehabilitation Center: The Adult Rehabilitation Center is a 135-bed, 6-month residential program which provides spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men and women who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. Participants are exposed to a comprehensive approach to recovery with an emphasis on building inner strength through a personal relationship with God. The work therapy program of the center includes the collection and repair of donations-in-kind and the operation of Salvation Army Family Stores, in which donated materials are sold.

The ARC offers residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy, all in a clean, wholesome environment. The physical and spiritual care that program participants receive prepares them to re-enter society and return to gainful employment as productive citizens.

Adult Rehabilitation Center
2236 NW Miami CT, Miami, FL 33127
1-800-SA-TRUCK (728-7825)

Better Way of Miami: Better Way is proud to be a vital and integral part of the developing systems of care for the homeless, the addicted, the dually diagnosed with mental illness and addiction, and the HIV Positive here in Miami-Dade County. They place formerly homeless individuals with documented histories of severe substance abuse who may or may not also be HIV positive and/or suffer from chronic mental illness (dual diagnosed).

Partners for Homes is a program funded by Lutheran Services of Florida. Partners for homes provides permanent housing to disabled single individuals and families.

Access Program is a program funded by Lutheran services of Florida. The access program was established as a move-in assistance program for those disabled single individuals and families who are working but cannot afford the cost of moving into an apartment, efficiency or other residential environment.

Sra Program is a sponsor-based rental assistance program that provides housing and supportive services to disabled individuals.

Tra Program is a tenant-based rental assistance program that provides housing and supportive services to disabled single individuals and families.

Sro Program is a single-room occupancy rental assistance program that provides housing and supportive services for clients in day/night treatment modality.

800 NW 28th Street, Miami, Florida 33127
305-634-3409   |   305-779-0682

Bayview Center for Mental Health

Next Step: Next Step is reserved for homeless individuals with a primary diagnosis of substance abuse and serious mental illness. Staff are available 24 hours a day and provide a supportive housing environment including a variety of treatment and recovery-based services.

13390 NE 6th Avenue, North Miami, Florida 33161
305-895-2138

Carrfour Supportive Housing: Supportive housing is a combination of affordable independent housing for extremely low-income people and coordinated, comprehensive service delivery system tailored to individual needs. Each of these – housing and services – work best in tandem. Tenants must be able to live independently and harmoniously in this setting, participating in the supportive services offered.

2828 Coral Way, Suite 500, Miami, FL 33145
305-371-8300

Citrus Health Network

Outreach Team and Emergency Housing Assistance: Mobile outreach services are provided to homeless persons on the street to assist them in accessing housing. Depending on resources and space available, financial assistance or emergency placement in a shelter or motel may also be provided.

1339 SE 9th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33010
Manny Sarria, Administrator
Phone: 305-884-1382

Kiva Residence: This low-demand program is ideal for persons who are homeless and have a chronic mental illness but are hesitant to go into structured shelters or treatment programs. All services are voluntary and persons may choose the level of services they receive, ranging from drop in services, meals, clothing or overnight housing.

1339 SE 9th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33010
Manny Sarria, Administrator
305-884-1382

Jail Diversion Program: Provides housing placement with services for homeless persons with a Mental Illness who are being diverted by the Courts from the Correctional Facilities.

302-306 East 9th Street, Hialeah, FL 33010
Manny Sarria, Administrator
305-887-5826

Housing for Young Adults: Transitioning Out Of Foster Care

Frat House: Housing and behavioral health services for youth aging out of foster care.

4175 West 20 Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33012
Jim Gimble, Asst. Administrator
305-825-0300, ext. 2040

Housing Development Program: Citrus Health Network is a designated Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) developing and operating housing in Miami-Dade County.

4175 West 20 Ave. Hialeah, FL 33012-0151
Olga Golik, Dir. Of Housing & Advocacy
305-558-0151, ext. 3210.

Permanent Housing: Housing programs are offered in a variety of settings in order to accommodate preferences and special needs. Some programs are "project-based" with all apartments on one site, while others are rental subsidies that allow the consumer to rent an apartment of their choice in the community.

Contact: Gloria Picart
Independent Living supervisor
305-825-0300, ext. 2580.

Ross Apartments: 10 two-bedroom apartments in duplex housing units for adults with a disability due to a mental illness.

Contact: Gloria Picart
Independent Living supervisor
305-825-0300, ext. 2580.

7981-799 NW 37 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33147

Buena Vista Villas: 20 one-bedroom apartments for adults with a disability due to a mental illness.

Contact: Gloria Picart
Independent Living supervisor
305-825-0300, ext. 2580.

13555 NE 3rd Court, North Miami, Florida 33138

Kensington Gardens: 26 two-bedroom apartments for formerly homeless adults with a disability due to a mental illness.

Contact: Gloria Picart
Independent Living supervisor
305-825-0300, ext. 2580.

717 SW 11th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33130

Safe Families: Rental Assistance Program in Apartments throughout the Community, For Families with a Disability Due To a Mental Illness Who Have Been Affected By Domestic Violence.

Shelter Plus Care: Rental assistance program in apartments throughout the community, for individuals and families with a disability due to a mental illness.

Permanent Supportive Housing: Housing first type programs for unaccompanied adults who are disabled and meet the HUD definition for chronic homelessness. Provides rent subsidies to live in community apartments with services brought to the participants through team approach.

Fellowship House

Community Housing Services: Fellowship House offers a continuum of residential settings ranging from highly supervised group homes to more independent satellite apartments. All residences are integrated into the community. The members are assisted with skills associated with daily living, i.e. education regarding self-care living skills, interpersonal communication, personal hygiene, grooming and tenant living skills. Staff give the residents the support and assistance necessary to help individuals become increasingly independent in community living. The goal is to provide safe, secure and affordable housing to the individuals served.

5711 South Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33143
305-667-1036   |   305-667-4938
info@fellowshiphouse.org

Lutheran Services Florida

Transitional Housing: When a homeless family is referred to LSF by the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, they are placed in the Transitional Housing Program and assigned a Case Manager. The family is then placed in the most appropriate facility within the Transitional Housing Programs:

  • New Beginnings
  • New Day

LSF Case Managers work closely with parents to improve the lives of their children. The LSF Employment Program helps parents find jobs and Case Managers help them plan to put aside a portion of their income regularly so they will have savings for the future.

PERMANENT HOUSING

  • Access
  • Partners for Homes

When the family completes the Transitional Housing Program, they progress to the next stage--the Permanent Housing Program. At this level, LSF contracts with agencies to help the family find an apartment, pay the first and last month's rent and security deposit, and also supply basic furniture and household items. If the family or individual has a qualifying disability, they may be placed in subsidized housing.

CHANCE (Children Having a New Choice Everyday): CHANCE is a Housing First model that provides permanent housing to individuals and families with the opportunity for a client driven, team approach that provides longer subsidies for rent, basic utilities for move in, with little to no cost to the client.

Southeast Region
16201 SW 95th Avenue, Suite 300, Perrine, FL 33157
954-486-4222

Volunteers of America of Florida: Volunteers of America consider a home is far more than shelter. It's the foundation of life. They guide individuals and families by providing not only safe, affordable housing, but also the vital support services they need to thrive. This affordable housing offers professional social services to the elderly and people with special needs such as those who find themselves homeless and/or have a mental illness. Volunteers of America of Florida currently owns and/or manages 37 properties from Pensacola to Key West with a total of 1699 units.

1492 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33135
305-644-0335   |   Fax: 305-644-0545   |   Alt: 786-539-1052

ELDERLY LOCATIONS

Las Palmas Plaza I
740 N.W. 25th Avenue, Miami, FL 33125
305-643-0358   |   Fax: 305-643-0279

Las Palmas Plaza II
2501 N.W. 7th Street, Miami, FL 33125
305-643-6502   |   305-643-1343

Los Robles Apartments
11495 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33174
305-226-2102 or 305-226-2104   |   Fax: 305-226-9604

Homeownership, Affordable Housing, and Neighborhood Revitalization

Neighborhood Housing Services: Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida builds empowered communities, revitalizes neighborhoods and creates affordable housing opportunities in South Florida.

300 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33128
305-751-5511 ext. 1100   |   Fax: 305-751-2228
info@mdnhs.org

2800 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite 301, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
954-564-4037   |   Fax: 305-751-2228

* Services available in English, Spanish and Creole.

Miami Beach Community Development Corporation: Strives to celebrate an extraordinary architectural urban endowment, revitalize distressed neighborhoods, create increased economic opportunity, rehabilitate affordable housing, and continue to improve the quality of life for both residents and visitors to Miami Beach.

945 Pennsylvania Avenue, 2nd Floor, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
305-538-0090   |   Fax: 305-538-2863
info@miamibeachcdc.org

Public Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Florida Homeownership: Owning a home is a big part of the American Dream. Here are some resources that can help you buy, maintain and keep your home.

Florida Rental Help

Subsidized Apartments: HUD helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants. To apply, contact or visit the management office of each apartment building that interests you.

Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8): To apply for either type of help, visit your local Public Housing Agency (PHA).

Applicant Leasing Center
2925 NW 18th Ave, Miami, FL 33142
305-638-6464

Food, Clothing, and Disaster Assistance

Camillus House: Serving the South Florida community since 1960, Camillus House is a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian services to men, women and children who are poor and homeless. Camillus offers a full continuum of services that includes food, shelter, housing, rehabilitative treatment, and health care. Each service is carried out with the deeply held belief that every human being deserves love, respect and an opportunity to live a dignified life.

305-374-1065 ext. 428
contactus@camillus.org

Camillus House Overnight Shelter
726 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

Somerville Residence
400 NW 3rd Court
Miami, FL 33128

Brother Keily Place
27940 S. Dixie Hwy,
Naranja, FL 33032

Mother Seton Village
12320 SW 283rd Street
Homestead, FL 33030

Catholic Charities
Hunger Hotline: 1-800-329-3663

Providence Place Family Transitional Housing: Transitional shelter for homeless families. Supportive services assist in achieving independence and permanent housing.

954-568-6610   |   providenceplace@ccadm.org

New Life Shelter for Homeless Families, Miami, FL: Transitional housing for families; supportive services assist in achieving independence and permanent housing.

305-573-3333   |   newlife@ccadm.org

Douglas Gardens Thrift Shop: Douglas Gardens Thrift Shop offers used clothing and furniture at very low prices. At the warehouse merchandise is sold "as is." Condition of items ranges from very good to not good and prices are negotiable.

5713 Northwest 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33142-2201
305-638-1900

The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army is one of the world's largest providers of social aid, helping more than 32 million people in the U.S. alone. In addition to community centers and disaster relief, the organization does work in refugee camps.

Disaster Services: The Salvation Army is a leader in emergency services, providing South Florida with the best immediate care and long term support in the event of a natural disaster or local crisis. With Mobile Feeding Canteens, Comfort Stations, Field Kitchens, Grief Counseling Centers and Emergency Response Teams, the Army is fully equipped to serve our community in times of crisis.

1907 N.W. 38th Street, Miami, FL 33142
305-637-6700   |   Fax: 305-635-1052

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul: The St Vincent de Paul Society ("SVP") an international Christian voluntary organization dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need. The society runs a thrift store in Hialeah, FL.

15 SE 1st Ave., Hialeah, FL 33010-5204

Miami Rescue Mission: Inspired by a spiritual imperative, MRM reaches out to vulnerable members of the community and caters to their basic needs.

Thrift Store
2133 NW 1st CT, Miami, FL 33127-4814
1-800-817-HOPE

Meals on Wheels: The mission of Meals on Wheels Association of America is to provide visionary leadership and professional training and to develop partnerships that will ensure the provision of quality nutrition services.

Miami-Dade County Community Action Agency
395 NW 1st St., Ste. 208, Miami, FL 33128
305-347-4649

Medical Care

Jackson Memorial Hospital: Jackson Memorial Hospital is an accredited, non-profit, tertiary care hospital and the major teaching facility for the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. With more than 1,550 licensed beds, Jackson Memorial Hospital is a referral center, a magnet for medical research, and home to Ryder Trauma Center - the only adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma center in Miami-Dade County.

Jackson Memorial Hospital
1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1096

Telephones:

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital: 305-585-1111
  • Jackson North Medical Center: 305-651-1100
  • Jackson South Community Hospital: 305-251-2500
  • Holtz Children's Hospital: 305-585-KIDS (5437)
  • Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital: 305-585-7112
  • Jackson Mental Health Hospital: 305-324-HELP (4357)

Miami-Dade County Health Department: The mission of the MDCHD is to promote and protect the health of our community through prevention and preparedness today, for a healthier tomorrow.

For information regarding services please call 305-324-2400. For Florida Relay Services, please call 800-955-8771.

League Against AIDS: The League Against AIDS, Inc. is a non-profit AIDS service corporation. Our company is dedicated to providing a continuum of educational, supportive and case management services that address the needs of our client base. The League is presently servicing the State of Florida's south-eastern coast. During the past twenty years, we have provided the best professional medical and social case management, and the latest in access to medical technology for people with AIDS. Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Tampa are planned as future sites.

League Against AIDS, Inc.
28 West Flagler Street, Suite 700, Miami, Florida, 33130
305-576-1000   |   Fax: 305-576-4097

Public Assistance

Department of Children and Families: The department runs Florida's Adoption program as well as Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Temporary Cash Assistance Services. Applications must be submitted online. Click here for more information.

The Social Security Administration: The Social security Administration operates programs relating to Retirement, Survivor's Benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Disability Benefits, and Medicare.

Offices:

Social Security
11100 SW 211 Street
Miami, FL 33189

Social Security
Lincoln Sq Office Center
18475 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, Fl 33169

Social Security
Suite 300
6101 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, Fl 33126

Toll-Free Number: 1-800-772-1213

Education

Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): FAFSA is a form that can be filled out annually by current and anticipating college students (both undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for federal student financial aid (including Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, and work-study programs). The Department of Education begins accepting the application beginning Jan. 1 of each year. Applicants who have filled out a FAFSA in previous years are able to fill out a renewal FAFSA, but information on taxes and savings, for example, must be updated annually. In addition, most states and schools use information from the FAFSA to award non-federal aid.

GED

General Educational Development Tests: GED tests are a group of five subject tests which, when passed, certify that the taker has American or Canadian high school-level academic skills. The GED is sometimes referred to as a General Equivalency Diploma or General Education Diploma. Only individuals who have not earned a high school diploma may take the GED tests. To pass the GED Tests and earn a GED credential, test takers must score higher than 60 percent of graduating high school seniors nationwide. Some jurisdictions require that students pass additional tests such as an English proficiency exam or civics test.

The American Council on Education is the sole developer for the GED test. The test is always taken in person and never available online. Jurisdictions award a "Certificate of General Educational Development" or similarly titled credential to persons who meet the passing score requirements.

Adult Education

University of Miami School of Continuing & International Education

The University of Miami's School of Continuing Education provides opportunities for working professionals and others who are interested in furthering, diversifying or deepening their career skills. The school offers a Bachelor of General Studies program for individuals wishing to acquire a college education while employed full-time. For more information on the Bachelor of General Studies, please click here.

5050 Brunson Drive, Room 111
Coral Gables, FL 33124
305-284-4000   |   Fax: 305-284-2620

Vocational and Technical Education

Miami-Dade College: Founded in 1959 as Dade County Junior College, it is the largest institution of higher learning in the United States with over 161,000 students. It is currently the largest secondary institution in the United States in terms of number of students enrolled. Miami-Dade College is the premier institution in South Florida to pursue Associate degrees and vocational credit certificates in a number of fields.

Hialeah Campus
1780 W 49th St. Hialeah, FL 33012
305-237-8700

Homestead Campus
500 College Terrace, Homestead, FL 33030-6009   |   305-237-5555

Inter-American Campus
627 SW 27th Ave. Miami, FL 33135-2937   |   305-237-6000

Kendall Campus
11011 SW 104th St., Miami, FL 33176-3393   |   305-237-2000

Medical Center
950 NW 20th St., Miami, FL 33127-4622   |   305-237-4000

North Campus
11380 NW 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33167-3418   |   305-237-1000

New World School of the Arts
25 NE 2nd St., Miami, FL 33132-2103
305-237-3135

West Campus
3800 NW 115th Ave., Doral, FL 33178
305-237-8000

Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33132-2204   |   305-237-3131

Disability Services

Miami-Dade County Special Transportation Service (STS): STS is available for people with an intellectual, mental, or physical disability who cannot ride Metrobus, Metrorail, or Metromover. For $3 per one-way trip, STS offers shared-ride, door-to-door travel in accessible vehicles throughout most of Miami-Dade County, in some parts of South Broward County, and in the Monroe County Upper to Middle Keys. STS operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including most holidays. Use STS for trips to medical appointments, school, work, shopping, business, or recreation. Air-conditioned minivans, small buses, lift-equipped vans, and sedans transport passengers with disabilities safely in a clean, smoke-free environment. Pickups are within 30 minutes of the scheduled time.

Paratransit Operations
Overtown Transit Village (OTV)
701 NW 1st Court, Suite 1100, Miami, FL 33136
786-469-5000   |   305-263-5459 TTY Users (For the Hearing Impaired)

Goodwill Industries of South Florida: Goodwill Industries of South Florida is a non-profit organization dedicated to training, employing and placing people with disabilities and special needs in community jobs in order to transition to independence.

For an exhaustive list of Goodwill stores, please click here.

Community Outreach and Support

Salvation Army

Corps Community Centers: The Army's local Corps function as community churches and provide a warm environment for family worship and community service. With practical, biblical teaching as a foundation, the Corps offers diverse programs which include affordable Day Care, Men's and Women's Ministries, Youth Programs, Tutorial & Educational Programs, Ministry to the Sick & Elderly, Community Outreach and Prison Ministry.

1907 N.W. 38th Street, Miami, FL 33142
305-637-6700   |   Fax: 305-635-1052

Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse

Jackson Memorial Rape Hotline: The Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center, founded in 1974, was one of the first rape treatment centers established in the United States and has since provided treatment to over 42,000 rape victims. The youngest victim was two weeks old; the oldest victim was 98 years old. Since 1990, an average of 2,000 victims of sexual assault are treated annually-65 percent are under the age of 18 and 45 percent of those victims are 11 years of age and younger.

Hotline: Call 305-585-RAPE (7273)

Victim Response/The Lodge: Victim Response, Inc. (VRI) is a private not for profit corporation which received tax exempt status under section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code on September 3, 2003. VRI's primary purpose is the provision of services both direct and indirect to victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, and other victims of crime.

P.O. Box 470728, Miami, FL 33147

Crisis Line: 305-693-0232
Administrative Line: 305-693-1170
Fax: 305-693-2831

info@thelodgemiami.org

Emotional Support

Crisis and Suicide Hotlines: Live counselors provide support for distressed individuals.

1-800-SUICIDE (784-24-33)
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Juveniles

Empowered Youth: The mission of Empowered Youth is to provide on-going mentoring, tutoring, and support for young individuals coming out of the Juvenile Detention Center.

1450 Brickell Bay Drive, #411, Miami, FL 33131
786-317-4160

National, International and Community Service

National Corporation for National and Community Service: Created as an independent agency of the United States government by the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, the mission of the CNCS is to "support the American culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility." While a government agency, the Corporation acts much like a foundation, and it is the nation's largest grant-maker supporting service and volunteering. CNCS was formerly called the "Corporation for National Service" or "CNS".

Senior Corps: Through grants and other resources—including the energy and efforts of citizens age 55 and over—Senior Corps helps meet the needs and challenges of America's communities. Grants administered through Senior Corps provide funding for its special programs.

AmeriCorps: Begun in 1994, the AmeriCorps programs provide opportunities for Americans to make an intensive commitment to service. The AmeriCorps network of local, state, and national service programs engages more than 70,000 Americans in intensive service each year. AmeriCorps members serve through more than 3,000 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and other community organizations, helping meet critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. The variety of service opportunities is almost unlimited. Members may tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, teach computer skills, clean parks and streams, run after-school programs, or help communities respond to disasters.

Full-time service members receive a monthly living stipend and the Segal Education Award upon completion of their term.

Learn and Serve America: Learn and Serve America provides support to schools, higher education institutions and community-based organizations that engage students, their teachers, and others in service-learning.

Peace Corps: The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.

Reestablishment of Identity

The Social Security Administration: The Social Security Administration issues new and replacement social security cards.

Offices:

Social Security
11100 SW 211 Street
Miami, FL 33189

Social Security
Lincoln Sq Office Center
18475 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33169

Social Security
Suite 300
6101 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, FL 33126

Toll-Free Number: 1-800-772-1213

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: The department issues driver licenses, identification cards and other documents that may need to be retrieved upon loss.

To find an office please follow this link.