2018 STATE ATTORNEY’S FUND FOR SAFER AND HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES GRANT RECIPIENTS

The State Attorney’s Fund for a Safer and Healthier Community at The Miami Foundation was created in 2013 by the State Attorney’s Office for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida. The Fund aims to reduce substance abuse, impaired driving, and assist victims of human trafficking with substance abuse issues in Greater Miami, and will support substance abuse services, prevention education and training activities.

Camillus Health Concern, Inc. –  $22,500

Camillus Health Concern will sustain outreach efforts mental health and substance use disorder services to expand services to another 300 patients not currently engaged in treatment.

Elijah Network Family and Community Alliance, Inc. – $40,000

SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness Program is an evidence based substance abuse prevention program that promotes physical, active and healthy lifestyles. Our goal is to prevent and reduce alcohol and marijuana use, while increasing healthy habits which are necessary for promoting & protecting the overall health well-being of young people and prevent impaired driving.

Greater Miami Youth for Christ – $40,000

Reduce the prevalence, delay the onset and frequency of impaired driving due to Alcohol and Substance Abuse among the target population by increasing the education component of protective factors that have been shown to have a positive impact on family, youth and individual’s attitudes towards alcohol and drug use.

Hosanna Community Foundation, Inc. – $32,500

Provide and deliver services geared towards reduction/elimination of underage drug/alcohol abuse and its negative and deadly consequences that impact youth, family relationships and community.

Ladies Empowerment and Action Program, Inc. (LEAP) – $35,000

To provide continued support and expansion of our 2nd Chances Through Recovery trauma informed substance abuse treatment program for criminal justice involved women.

Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc. – $14,200

To provide the knowledge and skills to enhance lives, exposure to improvement of life choices, develop communication and problem solving skills,
strengthen relationships and treat the trauma experienced through exposure to sexual exploitation, domestic violence and substance abuse.

New Hope C.O.R.P.S. – $33,802

The B.O.T. Treatment Project proposes to take 50 men/women referred from the Back On Track DUI Drug Court Diversion Program and provide them with comprehensive outpatient substance abuse treatment.

Riverside Christian Ministries, Inc. –  $40,000

To continue growing our support groups, employment & housing assistance programs, and building strong family networks for the formerly incarcerated around the county.

Sundari Foundation, Inc.– $25,000

A counselor to provide in-house evidence-based individual and/or group counseling for 150 women and youth annually with substance abuse and trauma histories at Lotus House Women’s Shelter along with recovery groups and referrals to external treatment and medical services as needed.

The Miami Coalition – $30,000

Implement an evidence-based program called Alcohol Literacy Challenge (NREPP). The selected curriculum will address state priorities for consumption reductions in underage drinking.

The Motivational Edge – $30,000

The TAP will target youth with high behavioral health risk factors (including SAMH) and offer relevant programming/resources and facilitate the recognition and connection between their thoughts, emotions, and behavior; thereby changing their thinking and behaviors, they experience a reduction in symptoms and a major cost avoidance for society.

University of Miami – Medical Development – THRIVE – $49,827.80

The THRIVE team seeks to hire a social worker to assist survivors by: assessing their psychosocial needs; referring them for appropriate services; and supporting them as they navigate the Jackson health system

University of Miami – Medical Development – IDEA – $30,000

To provide support and services to ensure that drug-using individuals are ready to be successful in substance abuse treatment.

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