Health programs

Health programs 2018-07-11T22:56:07-04:00

To help people improve their health, we fund 40 programs that promote access to health care and healthy lifestyles.

The Arc of South Florida

ARC Guardianship Program: Provides older adults with developmental disabilities, who have been determined to be incompetent by a court, with guardianship services. Funding: $32,177

Care Resource

Project ACT – Access to Care through Testing: Provides mobile units that reach people with preventive screenings for HIV, STD’s, heart health and more as well as counseling, referrals and linkages to a neighborhood health center. Funding: $74,627

Catholic Charities – Services for the Elderly

Nutrition and Social Support: Provides congregate meals, educational workshops, and social and recreational activities to low-income, older adults. Funding: $69,652

Children’s Home Society of South Florida

Healthy Families Miami-Dade: Provides intensive home-visitations for at-risk families while the mother is pregnant and following the birth of the baby to ensure the health and safety of the child as well as to connect the family with other community resources. Funding: $77,693

Citrus Health Network

Assessment and Emergency Services: Receives people on a 24-hour basis who are mentally ill and experiencing a crisis in order to provide an evaluation and triage to the appropriate level of mental health treatment. Funding: $98,464

Douglas Gardens Community Mental Health Center

Community Mental Health Center/Drop-In Center: Provides people with serious mental illness with peer-to-peer counseling in a safe and supportive community environment for the purpose of fostering coping skills, resiliency and other skills needed to continue functioning in the community. Funding: $23,881

Domestic Violence Counseling: Provides assessment, crisis intervention, safety planning and mental health treatment to victims of domestic violence. Funding: $35,821

Easter Seals South Florida

Adult Day Care (Case Management and Support for Older Adults and Caregivers): Provides adult day care services, including physical and social activities, to older adults who are frail and/or affected with dementia as well as support for their caregivers. Funding: $27,910

In-Home Respite (Case Management and Support for Older Adults and Caregivers): Periodically relieves family caregivers of their 24-hour responsibilities by providing in-home care for home-bound older adults with Alzheimer’s or other cognitive impairments. Funding: $24,876

Empower U

Identification & Care Connection for Silent Killer Diseases in Underserved: Provides mobile units that reach people in Liberty City – who are reluctant to or unable to visit a doctor – with preventive screenings for HIV, STD’s, heart health and more as well as counseling, referrals and linkages to a neighborhood health center. Funding: $61,741

Epilepsy Foundation

Medical Services Program: Provides specialized medical care for indigent clients with seizure disorders or epilepsy including initial testing, coordination of neurological evaluations, case management and emergency medications. Funding: $22,886

Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Integrating Behavioral Health into Chronic Disease Prevention: Incorporates psychological evaluation, counseling and treatment for individuals with epilepsy. Funding: $36,239

Family Christian Association of America

FCAA “Healthy Kids Miami”: Provides physical assessments, education and awareness activities to instill lifelong healthy eating and wellness habits in children. Funding: $99,502

Family Resource Center of South Florida

Healthy Foster Kids Program: Ensures children in foster care receive medical and dental services. Funding: $29,851

Parent Education Program: Provides parent education using an evidence-based model proven to lower the reoccurrence of child abuse and neglect. Funding: $44,285

Hearing & Speech Center of Florida

Early Childhood Health Screening: Screens children ages 0 to 5 years in early care and education centers throughout Miami-Dade County for early detection of speech, language, hearing, vision or physical challenges. Funding: $64,744

H/Ear Health Through The Stages & Ages: Provides professional hearing evaluations by a licensed audiologist, primarily for young children and older adults, as well as education and counseling regarding treatment options and hearing aids (when possible) for those who otherwise could not afford them. Funding: $29,851

Therapy for ALL: Provides professional evaluations, referrals to specialists, and ongoing speech-language, occupational, or physical therapies for children and adults with disabling conditions who are uninsured or underinsured. Funding: $77,927

Institute for Child and Family Health

Child & Family Counseling: Provides individual, group or family therapy for children when their families are unable to pay for services (because they are uninsured or have reached the maximum cap allowed by Medicaid or private insurance). Funding: $137,006

Infant Mental Health: Provides therapeutic treatment for children ages 0 to 5 years with significant emotional, attachment and/or behavioral difficulties. Funding: $114,428

Jewish Community Services

Assessment and Mental Health Consultation: Administers screenings for young children at-risk for developmental delays and behavioral issues; and provides parents and early education teachers with the education and support necessary to connect children with follow-up services. Funding: $39,801

Children’s Targeted Case Management: Targets children and teens with mental health issues to provide the counseling, case management, and links to basic services so they can remain together at home (avoiding placement in a residential treatment facility). Funding: $103,444

Clinical Services: Provides individual, couples, family and group counseling to address a broad range of episodic and/or chronic mental health conditions for people of all ages. Funding: $315,452

GLBTQ: Aims to reduce the negative effects that cumulative risk factors can have on sexual minority youth by utilizing strengths-based counseling and care coordination services. Funding: $42,289

Infant and Early Childhood Services: Provides parent-infant therapy to ensure healthy relationships and secure attachments, thus preventing emotional and physical maltreatment of children. Funding: $54,975

Older Adult Comprehensive Care Management: Provides individualized care management to address physical, psychological and social needs for vulnerable older adults ages 55 and older. Funding: $49,751

Outpatient Counseling Services: Helps individuals and families explore and resolve sources of conflict in their lives and restore or improve their level of functioning, through family therapy and individual therapy for adults and children. Funding: $147,549

Senior Meals Program: Provides home-delivered meals for low-income, older adults. Funding: $63,682

Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Centers of Dade County

Elderly Meals Program: Provides congregate and home-delivered meals for low-income, older adults. Funding: $199,005

Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center

Senior Wellness Program: Provides older adults ages 60 and above, with a wide variety of fitness classes, daily educational courses, intergenerational events, social and cultural activities, nutrition advice, and transportation services. Funding: $39,801

Special Needs Program: Provides children with special needs, ages 6 to 18, with social and recreational programs based on each child’s ability, including one-on-one “shadows” needed for them to participate in mainstream recreation programs. Funding: $29,851

Open Door Health Center

Health Care Access Program: Provides primary health care to uninsured families in south Miami-Dade as well as coordination of volunteer medical specialists. Funding: $29,851

Health Promotion, Disease Prevention Program: Provides medical services combined with self-management education and support groups for uninsured people with diabetes and other chronic health conditions. Funding: $29,851

Older Adult Health Program: Provides fitness programs for older adults utilizing the Enhanced Fitness program to maximize their social, cognitive and physical well-being. Funding: $14,925

Women’s Health Program: Provides women’s health exams, coordination of donated mammograms, follow-up doctor visits, and referrals to other community resources for low-income uninsured women.
Funding: $19,900

Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center

Creating a Culture of Health in the Haitian Community: Provides recruitment and one-on-one counseling to help Haitian immigrants -+enroll in and renew public health insurance for children and families (e.g. marketplace insurance, Medicaid, Kidcare, etc.) as well as link to a medical home for preventive health care services. Funding: $24,876

Southwest Social Services

Congregate Meals & Supporting Services: Provides congregate meals, transportation and supportive services, including nutrition education, recreation and health support to low-income older adults.
Funding: $44,826

SWSS Home Delivered Meals: Provides home-delivered meals to low-income older adults. Funding: $16,938

United HomeCare Services

Caring United: Home & Community Support for Older Adults and Family Caregivers: Provides in-home services for low-income, home-bound, older adults including home health aides to assist with bathing and dressing, homemaker services such as meals and laundry, case management and, in some cases, community supports such as home-delivered meals, adult day care and more. Funding: $523,060

YWCA of Greater Miami

Family Wellness: With a specific emphasis on reaching uninsured and underinsured women from African-American, Haitian, Caribbean and Hispanic communities, provides cancer awareness and education, linkages to diagnostic cancer services in our community, and subsidies for clinical breast examinations when needed. Funding: $56,667

Through Response Fund program grants, United Way is also investing in respite services for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease in Allapattah (Easter Seals: $68,000) and healthy eating and cooking programs for children in school settings (Common Threads: $25,000). These two-year grants became effective January 2017. In addition, the following agencies have been funded to provide oral health services in high-need communities: Jessie Trice Community Health Center: $20,000 (effective October 1, 2017 for two years); Community Smiles: $15,500 (effective January 1, 2018 for two years); and Center for Family & Child Enrichment: $30,000 (effective January 1, 2018 for two years).