There seems to be no end to the natural disasters of the past month. With the damage of Hurricane Harvey still taking its toll, Hurricane Irma has now entered the scene, and our friends in the South are facing yet another round of devastation.
As we continue to pray and support the people affected by these tragedies, let’s come together once more and offer more than hope to these families. Let’s help in tangible, practical ways by supporting those life-affirming ministries who will be responding to the needs of Florida families.
In the spirit of our Pregnant on Campus Initiative, we encourage you to contact these programs and ministries to inquire about opportunities for you to volunteer, donate (financially or otherwise), or provide other services and support.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT
Pregnancy Help Medical Clinics
Since 2007 Heartbeat of Miami Pregnancy Help Medical Clinics have been providing “Life Saving Help in a Life Changing Way” to women and couples with an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. These medical clinics offer a wide range of free and confidential services, including (but not limited to) pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, material aid,
Hialeah Pregnancy Help Medical Clinic
390 West 49th Street, Hialeah, FL 33012
North Miami Pregnancy Help Medical Clinic
660 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161
Kendall Pregnancy Help Medical Clinic
10100 SW 107th Court, Kendall, FL 33176
Flagler Pregnancy Help Medical Clinic
4391 W Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33134
4680 Lake Underhill Road, Orlando, Florida 32807
Admin Phone: 407-852-3300 x7313
Donate Online: http://www.betacenter.org/donations/
The BETA Program at UCP Downtown gives children and parents the knowledge and support needed for strong and healthy families, with a focus on teen moms and at-risk families. The BETA Program’s mission is to give children and parents the knowledge and support needed for strong and healthy families, with a focus on teen moms and at-risk families. Parents learn about prenatal attachment, baby brain development, child development, infant mental health, school readiness and adolescence. The BETA Alternative School program is the educational component of the partnership between UCP of Central Florida, Inc. and Orange County Public Schools (OCPS). The BETA school program is open to pregnant teens and young mothers and serving up to 100 students, ages twelve to nineteen for 12 to 24 months. BETA also offers the UCP Pre-K program for infants.Read more about the teen parenting program here: https://ucpcfl.org/beta-teen-parent-program/
Miami Diaper Bank
Donate Online: http://www.miamidiaperbank.com/donate-1/#donate
Founded in 2013, the Miami Diaper Bank is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and first established diaper bank in Miami.The Miami Diaper Bank’s mission is to collect and distribute diapers and other diaper related products to low-income families and their children, while also raising awareness about the need for diaper donations in the South Florida areas.
Miami Rescue Mission Center for Women and Children
2250 NW 1st Avenue, Miami, FL
The Center is a 40-bed haven for homeless women and children, and provides emergency overnight shelter as well as a long-term recovery program. In the Year 2010, 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.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami
1505 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Catholic Charities’ Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program provides assistance and appropriate referrals to individuals and families to prevent homelessness. Catholic Charities also operates several temporary and/or permanent housing sites providing short to long term accommodations for homeless and formerly homeless individuals and families throughout southern Florida.
HQ Mailing Address: 1540 NW 1st Place, #2 Overtown, Miami, Florida 33136
Wish List: https://lotushouse.org/wishlist/
Lotus House is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women, youth and children. We provide sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower them to heal, learn, grow and blossom into who they are truly meant to be… Utilizing an innovative, trauma-informed, holistic format, Lotus House provides shelter and multi-faceted, comprehensive supportive services, including access to medical and mental health care, parenting education, counseling and parent/child therapy, life skills and educational advancement, job readiness training, and a host of enrichment activities.
FIND A LIFE-AFFIRMING CENTER IN FLORIDA
Not sure who else to support? You can search OptionLine.org for local life-affirming organizations in Florida and the affected cities. All you have to do is search a local zip code, and you will find dozens of local centers.