UNIDAD of Miami Beach, Inc.'s vision is to serve as a comprehensive community service organization committed to the progress of the community of Miami Dade, in pursuit of the public good of the entire community. We pursue this vision through initiatives and programs in several critical areas: Advocacy, promoting civic and civil discourse, collaboration with other civic and private groups with similar interests, cultural enrichment, leadership development, workforce development and the provision of social services for seniors, recent immigrants, and other at-risk groups.
UNIDAD Senior Center serve a low-income, predominantly Hispanic, immigrant (and minority-Jewish) senior population who will benefit from the full range of services offered. The UNIDAD Senior Center will draw upon the agency's proven track record in providing senior employment services, cultural enrichment programming, and immigration/acculturation services. The North Beach community has a concentration of low-income seniors, mostly Hispanic immigrants, who face challenges of cultural isolation, poverty, and lack of culturally sensitive access to social services. The Center will attract low-income seniors to participate in Center activities by offering a range of activities and services, including nutritious meals, employment training and placement, counseling, support groups, health information, nutrition/health screenings and assistance with immigration-related issues. In addition, the Center will provide opportunities for cultural enrichment, fitness classes, and social interaction
Senior Community Service Employment Program
1. Enhanced access to employment training and placement opportunities for seniors who want and need to work. Many low-income seniors want to work, and the UNIDAD Senior Employment Program has won national awards for having the highest rate of senior job placement of any such program in the USA.
2. Enhanced access to counseling and support groups for health issues
3. Referral-based access to services and benefits.
4. Practical assistance with issues such as completing income tax or immigration forms.
5. Improved mental and physical health for regular participants in Center programs, including socialization, healthy meal and fitness programs.
6. Enhanced access to social services for low-income seniors, including services to victims of discrimination, abuse and neglect.
7. A greater range of cultural offerings, particularly those drawing upon the vitality of Hispanic culture, which will serve not only North Beach seniors but also the entire community.
UNIDAD Project LINK Information & Referral (I&R) services have been in operation for 16 years. The primary target population is low and moderate-income residents of the Miami Beach community. While the agency provides extensive employment services under contract with Senior Community Services Community Program, City of Miami Beach CDBG funding for Project LINK fills a critical gap in the agency's continuum of services for Miami Beach residents. Hundreds of the City's low and moderate-income residents come to the organization for critical services which are not employment-related. The program offers needs assessment, information/referral to a network of human services, and case management. The agency's strong network of community relationships and reputation for client service has made the program a focal point for those seeking assistance. Our client flow for I&R services now exceeds an average of 366 clients per month. Project LINK is designed to meet the needs of all clients.
UNIDAD of Miami Beach provides 120 daily lunch for unfortunately seniors in our community.
Mr. Victor Diaz
Ms. Maria Saboya
Mr. Raymond Adrian
Case Manager/ Job Developer
Meal Services Coordinator
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.