The Office of Community Services (OCS) targets the following population through partnerships, coalitions and special initiatives.

    • Youth (elementary and high-school-aged)

    • Elders

    • Families

    • Community-based providers needing support to meet outcomes deliverables for the Miami Beach Service Partnership

    • Through partnerships, coalitions and special initiatives, the OCS serves and advocates for these populations with the primary focus on accessing services offered by community-based providers. Examples of these strategies and direct services include: becoming an ACCESS Florida for the Department of Children and Families and an Access Point for the Aging Resource Center, in conjunction with the Alliance for Aging

    • Coordinating monthly community service projects and public workshops targeting our service populations

    • Implementing the Youth Empowerment Network (formerly known as the (Truancy Prevention Program) serving 50 youth and their families

    • Conducting home visits and assessments for youth and families facing educational, familial and service problems

    • Providing advocacy for those youth facing educational problems including the need for testing and placement in special education programming Read More!

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