Inn Transition North and South
Inn Transition is a creative and vital answer to transitional housing for victims of domestic violence and their children. In a partnership created with Miami-Dade County, these apartment facilities provides housing, counseling, and child-care for a period of three to 24 months for families. The facility needs JLM volunteers' help to continue to provide a safe living environment for shelter residents.
Coordinated Victims Assistance Center
Miami-Dade County's Coordinated Victims Assistance Center (CVAC) provides intervention and supportive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and their dependent children. CVAC has been in operation since October 2008 and coordinates the services of 33 onsite partners that collectively offer a range of services for victims and their dependent children. In 2011, the Center assisted over 2,400 individuals and families, in part thanks to JLM volunteers.
Done In A Day
Done in a Day is a signature JLM community project that assists local organizations with short-term events within the League's focus areas. These projects and events can be accomplished in one day. Past events have included assisting Lotus House in creating a meditation garden and establishing the Beehive Module at the Miami Museum of Science. We concentrate our resources on making an impact within the areas of family violence and the health, education, and welfare of women and children in our community.
Breakthrough Miami (BTM) is an eight-year, tuition-free academic enrichment program that provides motivated middle-school students from underserved communities with the tools they need to achieve their most ambitious goals in life. College Bound, a BTM high school program for 9th - 12th graders, includes advanced academic support, study skills, PSAT/SAT/ACT preparation, college selection and application, financial aid guidance and assistance, college tours, internships and experiential learning opportunities. JLM volunteers design, coordinate and implement a monthly 21st Century Life/Work skills workshop for BTM College- Bound scholars. The program includes skills such as interviewing, public speaking, college application and resume writing, verbal and written communication, email etiquette, table etiquette, professional styling, time management, presentation skills, team building, conflict management, etc.
Kathryn Menke Miller Community Service Awards
The Junior League of Miami awards college scholarships to high school senior girls who demonstrate exceptional service to their community, both in and outside of school, while excelling in their academics.