2019 State Attorney’s Fund for a Safer and Healthier Community

The State Attorney’s Fund for a Safer and Healthier Community strives to curtail substance abuse and impaired driving in Miami-Dade County and supports assistance for survivors of human trafficking who require substance abuse treatment and counseling. These grant awards are made possible through a partnership with the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney, 11th Judicial Circuit.

Substance Abuse Services – $375,181.85


Better Way of Miami 

To provide trauma-focused substance abuse treatment services to residents of Miami-Dade County

Empowering Youth Inc. 

To implement substance abuse counseling services for adolescents and their families using the Culturally Informed and Flexible Family-Based Treatment for Adolescents (CIFFTA) and Botvin LifeSkills Training program models

Jackson Health System 

To establish a substance abuse treatment program for male teens participating in or eligible for count-mandated diversion to the GATE Program for Juvenile Weapon Offenders

Ladies Empowerment and Action Program, Inc. (LEAP)

To support and expand the Second Chances Through Recovery trauma-informed substance abuse treatment program for criminal justice-involved women

New Hope C.O.R.P.S.

To support the New Hope Back on Track DUI Treatment Project, which provides comprehensive outpatient substance abuse treatment services

Riverside Christian Ministries, Inc. 

To establish a Day Reporting Center, a healthy, constructive place for people who are unemployed and have mental health and substance abuse challenges to seek support and employment

Sundari Foundation, Inc. / Lotus House 

To establish a qualified counselor who will provide in-house evidence-based counseling for 150 women and youth with substance use and trauma histories at Lotus House Women’s Shelter

University of Miami – IDEA Exchange

To build upon IDEA Exchange’s specialized outreach program for individuals experiencing addiction, which links individuals to primary and mental healthcare services along with substance abuse treatment


Education to Prevent Impaired Driving – $93,850


Empower U Community Health Center 

To establish an outreach program throughout Liberty City focused on substance abuse disorder education and referrals to EUI’s behavioral health department for counseling and treatment

Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services

To develop an in-shelter and community-based substance use and abuse educational outreach program for youth and families in Miami-Dade County

The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade

To compel women and female youth to avoid and overcome substance abuse and its adverse consequences through a high-impact awareness campaign that addresses gender-specific risk factors, provides helplines and resources, and creates a campaign toolkit to enable replication


Human Trafficking – $125,840


Camillus House

To support Project Phoenix, an adult treatment residential program for survivors of human trafficking that provides addiction treatment, mental health services, case management, career development, and primary care services

University of Miami Medical Development – THRIVE Clinic 

To hire a social worker to assist survivors by assessing their psychosocial needs, referring them to appropriate services, and supporting them as they navigate the Jackson Health System

Voices for Children Foundation, Inc. 

To create a peer-to-peer lifeline for human tracking survivors