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 - 460 6
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
Office of Community Advocacy
305-375-5730 | |