The Health Access Outreach Program
The Health Access Outreach Program targets individuals that are Uninsured or Under-insured. Its primary goal is to increase access to health care through outreach and education, ultimately improving the mental and physical health of individuals in Miami Dade County. Clients are educated on the importance of preventive health care, available health insurance programs, eligibility requirements, and the process of applying for such programs. Clients also receive follow up assistance after applying for such services, and are enrolled in publicly funded programs that provide access to health care
Immigration Advocacy and Citizenship
The Immigration Advocacy and Citizenship program focuses on public policy issues surrounding Haitian Detainees, Entrants, Refugees and Asylees. The program works to meet with the media, elected officials, INS staff and other ethnic groups and organizations concerned with the unfair treatment of Haitian entrants into the United States. The program conducts forums to educate the community at large about the current state of immigration via radio; assists Entrants, Asylees, and Refugees with completing INS forms; and conducts workshops and presentations on immigration matters and citizenship procedures. The program has also established citizenship classes with an English literacy component for Haitian Creole speakers.
Community Economic Development (CED)
The Community Economic Development program creates income and benefits opportunities for the unemployed or underemployed. The program trains individuals on business operation skills such as inventory, marketing, customer service, sales and money management. The CED program also advocates for a living wage.
Family Intervention and Empowerment
The Family Intervention and Empowerment program focuses on transitional and cultural adjustment needs of Haitian families. Services include Case Management, Psycho Social Assessment, Development of a Treatment Plan, Crisis Intervention and Mental Health Counseling addressing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Adjustment Disorders and Social Disorders. The program also works with individuals suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and psychotic disorder by providing mental health counseling services; providing intensive case management to link diagnosed individuals to medication management and non-diagnosed individuals to psychiatric services. The program also features parenting classes, which address issues such as Effective Parenting, Anger Management, Acculturation, Discipline, Domestic Violence, and parental involvement as it relates to Education. The program staff also accompanies parents/guardians to court proceedings and advocate on their behalf. Furthermore, The Family Intervention and Empowerment Program contains an early child hood initiative which focuses on Nature vs. Nurture, ages and stages of child development and child safety issues. The program seeks to promote optimal learning and development of children through outreach and education.