Community Programs

 

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Bring the Internet home for just $9.95. Comcast Internet Essential's is available to households with children who receive free school lunches under the National School Lunch Program. For more information call toll free 1-855-846-8376 or visit InternetEssentials.com.

ACCESS Florida

The state of Florida’s Department of Children & Families has initiated a new web portal called Access Florida.  It provides enhanced access to services through a combination of Department staff and community providers. The ACCESS Florida Program is responsible for public assistance eligibility determination and ongoing case management of Food Assistance, Temporary Cash Assistance and Medicaid. The Food Assistance Program helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need for good health. The Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) Program provides short-term cash benefits to families with children under the age of 18, or under age 19 if full time secondary school students, as well as pregnant women during in their last trimester.  Medicaid provides medical coverage to low income individuals and families through a variety of eligibility categories.  Income and asset limits vary based on the eligibility category. To find a community partner to help you navigate Access Florida for the first time click  here. To begin your application today click here!

Refugee Services Program

Refugee Services helps refugees and entrants into the United States become self-sufficient. Refugee Services assists newly-arrived eligible clients in obtaining employment, learning English, acquiring job skills and overcoming legal or medical difficulties. The program is 100 percent federally-funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, through a grant application process. The services provided through Refugee Services include: Adult & Vocational Education, Child Care, Youth Crime Prevention, Eligibility Training, Employability Status Assistance Services, Employment Services, Epilepsy Case Management, Haitian Family Services, Health Screenings, Integration Assistance, Interpreter Services, Medical Services, Unaccompanied Refugee Minors, Victims of Human Trafficking, Youth and Family Services. For more information visit www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/refugee/

Link Up Florida & Lifeline Assistance

The Link Up Florida and the Lifeline Assistance Programs are helping to make telephone service affordable to low-income customers in the City of Miami. The programs are designed to ensure that the basic telephone connection (hook-up) and monthly service remain affordable to all residents of Florida. Link-Up Florida gives a 50% rebate in the telephone hook-up charge (up to $30.00). Lifeline Assistance gives $13.50 credit per month on local phone bills. Over a year's time, that is a savings of $162.00. ACCESS Miami is committed to making sure that eligible low income residents receive these discounts, but, to benefit, you need to apply.

The Benefit Bank

The Benefit Bank (TBB™) is an internet-based, counselor-assisted program that simplifies the process of applying for many state and federal benefits, and helps working individuals and families maximize income tax refunds.  TBB not only helps individuals determine eligibility for benefits, but actually fills out the benefit applications and prints final applications or tax returns on proper forms.  It even allows for e-filing returns and benefit applications when possible.  Most importantly, TBB is free.  For more information, click here. To find the location of a site near you, call 311.

Technological Tools & Training

The On It Foundation is a National 501(c)(3) non-profit whose Mission is to provide free donated computers and computer training to low-income families with students in grades K-12 that receive a free or reduced school lunch, attend a public school and reside within the United  States. The organization, established in November 1999, moved its headquarters from Seattle to Miami in 2006. The On It Foundation provides technological tools and customized skill sets to include computer training, career preparation and job readiness programs that include students (and their parents). To apply for a free computer, please contact us via http://www.TheOnItFoundation.org. For information about our guaranteed computer layaway program – Jump On It! Program, please visit http://www.jumponitprogram.com  If you are interested in  donating a computer please email Info@TheOnItFoundation.org