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Compassion in Action Ministries (Compasion En Accion)

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Causes: Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention

Mission: We provide the opportunity for our targeted population to recover from the addiction, its negative behaviors and associated thought patterns. This empowers them to become productive and self-sufficient contributors to their families and communities.

Results: Success is defined by documented proof that: Dependents: (a) 60% successfully exit the program, monitored through pre and post tests and evaluations. (b) 75% of successful exits will maintain recovery the first 5 years. Monitoring occurs 30, 60, and 180 days and after exiting the program and biyearly after that for the first 5 years, using interviews, assessments and reviews. (c) 90% of successful exits report no contact with abused substances or gambling during the first 180 days. (d) 90% of successful exits will have completed 2/3 of their goals. 2. Co-dependents: (the family) (a) 85% successfully exit the program, monitored through pre and post tests and evaluations. (b) 90% of participants report an increased level of self worth, confidence, coping skills, self care, physical health, social skills and contentment. Monitoring will occur 30, 60, and 180 days and after exiting the program and biyearly after that for the first 5 years, using interviews, assessments and reviews. (c) 95% of successful exists have completed 2/3 of their goals. 3. General Program Satisfaction: (a) 90% will rate the program at least "Very good". In house tool.

Target demographics: help persons with addictions to alcohol, drugs or gambling, and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 120 new persons

Geographic areas served: Miami Dade County - MAILING Address: 110 NE 171 Terr. NMB, FL 33162

Programs: Recovery groups, Relapse prevention, Life Skills classes, Family Groups, Individual Sessions, 12 Steps, Mentoring.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

M. Family


Rating: 5

This nonprofit organization has completely changed my life. My husband is a recovering addict mainly in part to Compassion in Action Ministries. My family was in the verge of separation due to the addictive chains of my husbands illness. Today, one year later he has been able to maintain sobriety, he is continuing towards a greater recovery path and we are a happy family once again. All of this is possible due to those who work everyday in order for families like mine to have the opportunity to break free from the chains of addiction, Compassion in Action Ministries.

Thank you for everything,

The M. Family!

Ericka A.


Rating: 5

Cia Ministries is an amazing organization. We have seen the love and compassion they have for their participants and their family members. Because of their love for these lives’s many participants have become active volunteers, giving back what they once received.


Rating: 5

After spending time with the directors Maria Elena and Roberto Anderson, and seeing their passion to inspire, equip and free the community from the destructive life additions can bring, I can say it's been an honor as a motivational speaker to be have been able to share with their group, and contribute to their success in helping individuals to discover their true potential and how to be free once and for all from all kinds of addictions.

- Silvia Ivelisse
Silvia Ivelisse Ministries, Inc.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CPA it's heart helping place that if you seek help, you most defenaly get it.

Dianitza L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I started Compassion In Action like four years ago. One of te Best experience in my life. They help me to belive in myself. Understant that only Jesús can change life. I Will continue as part as this program as much I can. I can talk about this program for days.Because I know so many people that changed their life with Compassion in.Action..

Former staff

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at CIA, Ministries and have seen the professionalism in the way they "run" the ministry. I have also seen the love and compassion they have for the participants and their family members. Many of the past participants have become active volunteers, giving back of what they once received. This is a worthwhile ministry in our community because it makes a positive and lasting change in the lives of so many, hence, making our community much more productive and safe. God bless Compassion In Action Ministries.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love the way they welcome you and your family with open arms. They are always at reach when you need them to guide you and assist you. If they can't help you because of any reason they refer you to someone who can. No matter how much time has passed they are always a phone call or visit away.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Compassion In Action has picked the perfect name to represent their organization. For the Love, the commitment and the knowledge that they pour into not only the addict but the codependent family members is incredible.
Usually places likewise it the quality of professional they have cost individuals seeking for help a lot a Money. CIA is completely free ! what can be more compassionate than this, to take care of those that are in bondage with no cost...
They definitely are a tremendous HELP for anyone looking for a solution to cut addiction and recover what has been Lost.
I can't praise their hard work enough
Cris and Carol

Client Served

Rating: 5

This beautiful ministry has changed my whole life. It helped me; my husband and our whole family to be better persons; and happiest ones..

May God help them to continue helping people and saving lifes.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Compassion In Action has provided me with incredible tools to be able to live a free, healthy and vibrant life away from drugs and alcohol. I am encouraged every time to press on when I am weak or discouraged and also when things are going great. I am also very grateful for the love and attention that I receive.