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Haitian Neightorhood Center; Sant La, Inc

Dinner & Auction Gala
Photos by Rachel Moscoso Denis and Francois Adrien.

Sant La launched its operations in June 2001 with start up grants from the Kennedy Foundation, The Knight-Leigh Foundation, The Fisher Philanthropic Fund, the North Dade Medical Foundation and the Roblee Foundation.

To date, they have received support from:
The Dade Community Foundation
Miami-Dade County Department of Human Service
The United Way
The Alliance for Human Services
Coral Gables Congressional Church
The Department of Children and Families
The Juvenile Assessment Center
The organization's 2002 - 2003 budget is in excess of $600,000, which is complemented by the services funded by partner agencies.

To date their partner agencies include:

The Department of Children and Families (DCF)
The Department of Human Services
Children Psychiatric Services (OPS)
The Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)
Sant La has a diverse 40-member board representing community leaders as well as representatives of social service agencies that primarily server the Central, North and South Dade Haitian Communities.

SERVICES: A one stop referral, education and neighborhood resource center that...
Serves as a bridge to existing community services
Serves as a central intake and referral point for neighborhood residents
Works to strengthen neighborhood leadership and capcacity
Provides training and staff development
Partners with existing community based organizations and goverment agencies
Advocates on behalf of the Haitian-American community\'s needs and makes corresponding policy recommendations
Serves as a repository for data on the Haitian community in South Florida
Offers on-going outreach and education

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