Helping Children; Helping Families

Helping Children; Helping FamiliesThe Center for Family and Child Enrichment (CFCE) is one of the largest child welfare organizations in Miami- Dade County with over two hundred employees. Its services touch the lives of nearly 5,000 children and families annually. CFCE was founded in 1977 and has been enriching and enhancing the lives of the most vulnerable children and families for over 35 years. CFCE provides comprehensive case management, adoption, foster care and independent living programs for approximately 900 abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children (ages 0-18) and their families. Many of our children live in foster homes which we recruit, train, and provide ongoing licensure and supervision. Presently, we have nearly 100 foster homes as well as three group homes for teenagers and two shelters for younger children.

In addition CFCE offers a comprehensive array of behavioral health and prevention services which serve over one thousand children annually. This includes an on-site behavioral health clinic which provides psychiatric and psychological assessments, medication management, clinical therapy and targeted case management; and a Pediatric Health and Wellness Center offering preventive health services with a capacity to accommodate 3,000 visits per month.

The Pediatric Health and Wellness Center is located at CFCE’s Main Office, 1825 NW 167 Street, Suite 108 in Miami Gardens and will serve the areas of Miami Gardens, Opa-locka and adjacent communities. Children between the ages of 0 to 18 may be seen for: physical examinations, routine wellness check-ups, low acuity sick visits, immunizations as well as additional health issues. Appointments may be scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays only between 2 pm – 7 pm and Medicaid, Medicaid HMO’s insurances are accepted in addition to a low cost fee for service plan.

Additionally, the Children in Need of Services/Families in Need of Services-Community Intervention CINS/FINS program provides counseling and case management for runaway, truant and ungovernable youth and offers comprehensive services for troubled families.

The Agency is governed by a 13 member board of directors which meets monthly to provide leadership and guidance on matters of policy and finance. The board is reflective of the cultural and linguistic diversity of Miami-Dade County. The Center for Family and Child Enrichment was nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Child and Family Services (COA) in 2006 and was re-accredited in March, 2010, for four years (until 2014).

Services Provided:

Foster Care and Adoption Services , Residential Group Homes , Emergency Shelter, Reception and Respite Center , Children Mental Health Services, Behavioral Wellness Program and a Substance Abuse Prevention Program , Family Preservation and Support Services , Parenting Skills Classes , Community-Based Youth Intervention Program—Children in Need of Services/Families in Need of Services (CINS/FINS) and Pediatric Health and Wellness Center

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