Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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Happy New Year! Check Out This Weeks News!

Question of the Week:
Did you fulfill your 2016 New Year's Resolution? Let Us Know! 
                          Every Third Tuesday

FedAssist - Representatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be available to answer questions and general information to the public on a walk-in basis. Resource materials to help you study for the citizenship test will also be available.  

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) - will be providing services for low-income veteran families: Short Term Case Management, Rental Assistance, Utility Deposit/Rental Assistance, Security Deposit Assistance, Patriot Pass Assistance, Emergency Supplies, and Childcare Assistance.  
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) will be offering their

ACCESS program - which provides the following services: Temporary Cash Assistance, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Refugee Assistance

Every Third Thursday

DMV to Go - Every third Thursday of the month renew or replace driver's license or state ID card.
MDX-SunPass - Every third Thursday of the month MDX will provide all attendees with a free SunPass mini for all vehicles in their household as well as informing residents about current and future MDX projects.

Life Alliance  Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA) will have representatives available every third Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to educate residents on how to become a registered organ and tissue donor. 
Every Month

Take the Train, Take the Test the Florida Department of Health, Miami-Dade Transit and 3-1-1 have joined forces to offer free HIV and STD testing to the public at select Metrorail stations.
Rene Diaz
Office of Community Advocacy

Jan 6: Luis Mario Ochoa at Normandy Fountain


Friday, January 6
6 to 9  PM
Normandy Fountain
Normandy Drive & Rue Vendôme
Miami Beach

Vocalist, guitarist, composer, arranger and band leader Luis Mario Ochoa was born in Havana, Cuba. Embracing Toronto as his new home in 1990, Luis Mario soon formed his band Cimarrón, recording three critically acclaimed CDs. His third CD, Cimarrón, includes an all-star cast of jazz and Latin musicians from Toronto as well as special guests Paquito D’Rivera and Guido Basso.

Luis Mario has been featured at most of Canada’s major jazz and world festivals, including Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax and Ottawa’s Chamberfest. International highlights include the Barbados Jazz Festival and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club in New York as a special guest of multi Grammy award winner Paquito D’ Rivera.

“Luis Ochoa has an exceptional voice. His soaring tenor rises above the horns and percussion, delivering the lyrics with sincerity and power.” [Jazz Improv Magazine.]

There are tables set up, and food can be ordered from local restaurants. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

For information call KCC Productions at (305) 332-2623 or email 

Gun Safety Legislation Announcement 1/5/2017



January 4, 2017
Contact Information:
Jean Hovey, Executive Director
Orlando, FL - As a member of the Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, Florida PTA asks that you join Senator Linda Stewart, Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith and survivors from the Pulse shooting at the Orange County Courthouse on Thursday, January 5thfrom 1:00 to 2:00 p.mfor an announcement regarding significant gun safety legislation in our state. 

For more information, please contact or call 407-855-7604.
Florida PTA comprises hundreds of thousands of families, students, teachers, administrators and business and community leaders devoted to improving the lives of children/youth in our state. PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in the state of Florida, as well as the nation. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children. More information is available by contacting Florida PTA (407/855-7604 or

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