CBF took the partnership with WeCare of South Dade, Inc. to a new level- as their first Trustee Sponsor. This level of support underlines the confidence Community Bank has in the services that WeCare provides to our community. It is both parties’ hope that other organizations will also step up to support them as Trustees.
WeCare is a great resource and is responsive to resident needs. They formed the South Dade Out-of-School Collaborative to provide free, quality after-school programs in Homestead/Florida City. Eight community-based organizations now offer after-school programs, after completing workshops WeCare provided on nutrition, homework assistance and tutoring. WeCare partnered with the City of Homestead to form the Homestead Energy “Lend-A-Hand” Program (HELP), a utilities assistance program for low-income residents.
They also provide a wealth of information, creating a directory of social services and conducting an annual community needs assessment, a comprehensive report that identifies gaps in services in our area. In addition, they provide information on community events, funding opportunities and job postings. Each year, more than 500 individuals are linked to services and resources through their office. Aside from providing information, they also provide hands on support, training and networking opportunities to local non-profits.
WeCare of South Dade, Inc. has more than 100 members representing every aspect of human service – health, education, emergency shelter and assistance, child development, entrepreneur training, domestic violence, farmworker aid and assistance, elder care, and more. Visit www.wecareofsouthdade.gov for more information or to make a donation today.
PHOTO: (left to right) Community Bank employee and WeCare Treasurer, Renee Reichling presents the check to Kametra Driver, WeCare Executive Director