The Belafonte TACOLCY Center has been providing programs and services to children and families in this community for forty-eight years. Our target population is youth in the Liberty City community and surrounding areas between the ages of 5 – 24 years old. We also target families who need assistance with various issues and concerns including housing, food, jobs, childcare, parenting skills, mental and physical challenges, etc. Our goal is to keep families whole by helping them become healthy and functional family units. We believe that strong families are the foundation for strong communities.
Within Miami-Dade County, data shows that Liberty City meets the definition of a high risk community based on all indicators that measure youth violence. Data reflects that Liberty City is at greater risk than many other comparable communities in the county, state and nation. Liberty City has approximately 22,749 residents and our border community of Little Haiti boasts another 28,312 residents. Of this population, approximately half are children.
Currently, TACOLCY engages more than 5,000 youth and parents each year through our direct services, programs and events.
Our Miami Youth Programs at the Belafonte TACOLCY Center:
- Care Coordination
- Families Assistance with Suspension and Termination
- Out-of-School/After School & Summer Enrichment