Rating: 5 stars   9 reviews


13899 Biscayne Blvd Suite 123 North Miami Beach FL 33181 USA


To Help Improve the lives of children and families who are underserved and/ or at risk in Miami-Dade County thorugh education, cultural arts programming, life skills training and programs that support self sufficiency

Geographic areas served:

Miami Dade County


Early educational scholarships: this program allows children who 'might not be able to experience the education they deserve in a safe and nurturing environment. Free breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. Early stimulation for infants and toddlers, progressive pre-school instruction, early technology education and developmental screenings and inclusion programs for special needs children are offered through a partnership with happy kids learning center. "it takes a village to raise a child. " number clients served: 21 clients tall. Teens are lifelong learners: ayuda, in collaboration with the children's trust, miami beach senior high school, and fairway park, has developed a new program called teens are lifelong learners (tall). This program is aimed at youth from grades 6th through 11th seeking to empower and educate them with life skills trainings. Community service hours are available through this opportunity. Number clients served: 179 clients parents now: this program consists of home visits, parenting and family counseling, and community networking to empower and enrich at-risk families of children; from infant to 13 years of age. Parents are taught about brain development, parenting skills, communication skills, abuse and neglect prevention, family meetings, conflict resolution, community services, good nutrition, quality use of free time, and support among the families. Referrals for this program are accepted only from the department of children and families. Number clients served: 21 clients family empowerment: this program designed to help juvenile first time offenders, 12-18 years old. We teach families how to enhance their communication skills, positively resolve conflicts, learn anger management skills, and develop self-esteem enhancement skills, among other, in a psycho-educational group setting. We serve families in the miami beach, hialeah and north miami beach areas. Referrals from this program are accepted only from the juvenile services department. Number clients served: 47 clients here for you: this elderly services program provides social services to adults 60 and older. The goals of the program are to assist elders in maintaining their independence in their community; improve their nutritional status; enhance their quality of life; provide them with support and security, and to provide their caregivers with assistance and relief so that they can continue to provide care. Number clients served: 20 clients success university: ayuda offers a variety of programming to reduce truancy and prepare our youth and families for success. The primary goal of the program is to address the root causes of excessive absences for middle and high school students, resulting in the elimination of unnecessary absences. Number clients served: 19 clients.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I have been a Board member with Ayuda for the past 5 years. During that time I've been constantly impressed by the dedication and passion of the staff in helping Miami's low income families - especially the children. Day care, summer camp, programs in art, music & journalism, and teenage empowerment counseling, are just a few of the very successful services offered by Ayuda. With budget cuts threatening many of the programs, I've seen the generosity of volunteers and staff with both time and money to make sure all our programs can continue. When I hear the beauty of our children's violin orchestra, read the creative stories written by children for their own newspaper, or hear about a troubled teenager who has turned her life around because of our counselors, I'm grateful for being a small part of these extraordinary efforts. When you can prove a 98% success rate in working with juvenile delinquents - insuring these young people will not continue down a dangerous path - you know you're doing something very right!!! I want to express a very special thanks and heartfelt admiration for the President and CEO of Ayuda, Luis de Jesus. With his leadership and consistent passion for Ayuda's work, I have seen this organization move to a higher level of awareness and effectiveness. Our community is very fortunate to have such a committed man running such an outstanding organization!!!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter of children who would otherwise not have much to smile or laugh about. Knowing that what we do has such a great impact on families who are hurting.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

loving, dedicated and passionate in their work! The consistent positive attitude in spite of our financial challenges keeps everyone encouraged and uplifted.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the lives of all low income families throughout South Florida by dramatically lowering juvenile delinquencies, providing quality education, and supplying concrete tools to ensure bright futures for all young people.

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About every week

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