The Family Empowerment Program (FEP) reflects the system-wide goal of Crime Prevention and Reduction through early intervention. The Family Empowerment Program will teach conflict resolution and impart other tools (protective factors) to high-risk youth children and their family/household members. It will address the needs of these households to prevent recidivism. By participating in the Family Empowerment Program, families will increase their resiliency and independence; thus, reducing the need for more intensive services and the associated public expense.
Adolescent Outpatient Program
The Adolescent Outpatient Program (AOP) at Regis House, Inc. is a comprehensive package of strategies that provide intensive, recidivism prevention services to children and their families. The AOP will address the Improving Community Control (ICC) funding area of the Youth Crime Task Force (YCTF), with the goal of preventing and reducing delinquent and violent behavior, as well as reduce among the target population the number of youth placed in detention due to “pick up orders”.
Melrose Community Mobilization and Outreach Program
The program will serve at-risk youths and their families in the Melrose area of Miami-Dade County. The program will perform two functions:
• Comprehensive after school programming with a substance abuse focus that will include activities such as homework assistance, arts, workshops, skills building, cultural events, and fieldtrips.
• Provide parenting skills training, form a parent support group, and link parents into Regis House’s Family Therapy Services for Mental Health and Substance Abuse as well as to other programs provided by Department of Children and Families.
Healthy Outreach Program
The program will assist uninsured children and their families to apply for public assistance. A pre-screening interview is conducted to determine if the participant meets the eligibility criteria. The Healthy Outreach Program (HOP) uses Department of Children and Families (DCF) Florida Community Access linkage to apply online. Participants are recruited through community outreach, or referred by (DCF)-Circuit 11 and other community based organizations. Participants are screened for eligibility for Florida Kid-Care, Medicaid, Medicare, Clinic Referrals, Health Education, and are provided with accessible health care community information.
Reverend Pedro A. Suarez, S.J. PhD.
President and Chairman of The Board of Directors
Society of Jesus
Manuel E. Menendez
Interim Executive Director
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.