Leaders in Miami-Dade saw the need to take a comprehensive approach to supporting youth in foster care or experiencing homelessness.
Funded by the Children’s Trust, Unite Miami formed as a collaborative service partnership among six community-based organizations and a research university to create a continuum of care for children and youth ages 5-23. Unite Miami’s in-demand approach explored ways to support and serve vulnerable youth populations that consider the whole child and his/her surroundings. Key to their success is developing youth as their own advocates in navigating their environments.
Educate Tomorrow leaders will also share the results of a survey they recently conducted as to how COVID-19 is impacting youth in their program and how Unite Miami is adapting to meet those needs.
- Amy Rubinson, Chief Program Officer & Care Coordinator Manager, Educate Tomorrow
- Andrea Arrechea, Care Coordinator, Educate Tomorrow
- Hazel Gomez, Miami-Dade College freshman
FCAN host: Kathy McDonald, Assistant Director for Network Partnerships
Rubinson and Arrechea will share the characteristics, including the types of partners, funding and other resources that have made their multi-agency collaboration successful. They will also share the common pitfalls and challenges in multi-agency collaboration and how to avoid them.
In this session you will learn:
- Wraparound support needs for youth in foster care or experiencing homelessness, and how COVID-19 is impacting their needs
- A model for successful multi-agency and education collaboration
- Characteristics of successful collaborations and pitfalls to avoid
Webinar: Unite Miami: Wraparound Support for Youth in Foster Care or Experiencing Homelessness
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 1-2 p.m. EST