The Center is a haven for homeless women and children, and provides emergency overnight shelter as well as a long-term recovery program. The 40-bed facility located at 2250 NW 1st Avenue in Miami.
A.W.A.R.E.N.E.S.S. (A Woman’s Answer Regarding Education, Nurture, Encouragement, Self-esteem and Salvation) is a 10 month program.
The program includes classes on parenting skills, adult living skills, budgeting, nutrition and health concerns. Other areas addressed are, education, conflict resolution, decision making and all the women are involved in group and/or individual counseling. Spirituality is addressed on a daily basis. In addition, there is a strong focus on building a positive attitude, communication skills, dependability, honesty and courtesy. Employment skills and computer literacy are also an important focus in the program. In a year, the Center for Women and Children provided 10,230 bed nights of shelter for homeless women and families. They served an average of 2,600 meals a month at this facility alone.
The emergency overnight shelter as well as a long term recovery program are available free of charge.