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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.

Guest presenters:

  • 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

Event Details

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

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