Mission: The center of information and orientation, inc. Is a community-based organization created in 1996 for the purpose of serving the economically disadvantaged immigrants. The center focuses on providing social and educational services to its target immigrants as they seek to adjust to a new life in the united states. The center has conducted outreach services to haitian and other ethnic groups. The methods used by the center in serving its population are culturally and linguistically appropriate, and are based on a thorough understanding of the needs, beliefs, and practices of this population. The center seeks ways and means to enrich the lives of its immigrants and constituency by focusing on their spiritual, physical, educational, psychological, and social well being.
Programs: The center's aids case management programs provide case management for clients living with aids. The center was compensated by medicaid for these services.
the center works closely with the city of miami to provide low cost housing opportunities for individuals with hiv. This includes helping clients to identify suitable housing, review of landlord-tenant leases, assistance with paperwork, home visits and inspections.
the center's emergency food and shelter program provided food, utilities, and rental assistance to low income and/or homeless participants.
the center's literacy and training programs are directed toward resident aliens and adult immigrants and provide literacy training, acculturation, naturalization and assistance with citizenship application and testing. The center's hiv outreach programs provide education and prevention information and supplies. Clients are also provided referrals for hiv testing. The center also provided a child abuse prevention program. Domestic violence prevention and breast cancer prevention programs were initiated 2010.