Community Action and Human Services
Empowering families, individuals and communities through the provision of comprehensive social services.
Qualifying Miami-Dade families can apply for free Head Start / Early Head Start child services.
Twelve Community Resource Centers offer a variety of social services to economically disadvantaged individuals and families.
Victims of domestic violence can receive assistance through a wide range of intervention and prevention services.
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, emergency shelter or food.
Residents in County Commission Districts 1, 12 and 13 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get help in reducing your energy costs at home
The weatherization program enables you to reduce your energy costs by making your home more energy efficient.
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.
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.