Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Question of the Week:
Do you believe that a disparity in pay exist between men and women that practice the same profession?

Asian American Advisory Board

Program Director: Mr.Mohammad Shakir &
 Mr. Joshua Ho

Mohammad S. Shakir will retire on November 30, 2016 as the Program Director of Miami-Dade County Asian-American Advisory Board, after 17 years of service. Read More >>>

*For more info, Contact Mr. Mohammad Shakir or Mr. Joshua Ho at (305) 375 - 1570 
Black Affairs Advisory Board

Program Director: Mrs. Retha Boone-Fye

Chairperson: Stephen Hunter Johnson

*For more info, contact Mrs. Retha Boone-Fye  
at (305) 375 - 4606
Commission For Women
Program Director: Ms. Laura C. Morilla

Chairperson: Mara Zapata

*For more info, contact Ms. Laura C. Morilla at (305) 375-4967 
Community Relations Board

Program Director: Mrs. Amy Carswell & Ms. Shirley Plantin

*For more info, contact Ms. Amy Carswell or Ms. Shirley Plantin at (305) 375-1406  
Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board
Program Director: Ms. Natalie Milian

Chairperson:  Abbie B. Cuellar

*For more info, contact  Ms. Natalie Milian at
 (305) 375- 5098  
Military Affairs Board
Program Director: Mr. Gustavo Cruz 

Chairperson: Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz 
*For more info, contact Mr. Gustavo Cruz at (305) 375 -  4493


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.
County Services
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.  
DCF/ACCESS - The Department of Children and Families (DCF) will be offering their  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.
- 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.

Rene Diaz
Office of Community Advocacy

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