Children’s Needs

The Children’s Needs Program supplements the woefully insufficient State funding and Federal entitlements to the children we serve with direct financial assistance.  Voices provides funds to address Basic Essential Needs, such as food, clothing, rent/utility assistance, furniture, transportation, etc.; Educational Needs such as school uniforms, tutoring, school supplies, after school care, etc.; and Social and Enrichment Needs such as extracurricular activities, camp, senior year activities, and more.

The Children’s Needs Program also funds the following projects:


Artistic Expressions Workshop

Artistic Expressions Workshops offer enrichment opportunities to children in areas such as photography, painting, and hot glass blowing. The workshops are designed to offer youth a means to heal the pain of their difficult lives, gain a sense of control, find a positive outlet for self-expression and enhance their sense of well-being.

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Back to School Event

As part of our Children’s Needs Program, Voices For Children partners with Old Navy, in the Shoppes of Dadeland, to provide approximately 300 foster youth with school uniforms and essential clothing. Since 2011, Old Navy closes to the public while the children have the opportunity to shop for their own clothing with gift cards. Partner Office Depot Foundation also provides backpacks with school supplies, which are distributed to youth that evening.

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It Takes A Village

Generously funded by The Zyman Foundation, this project provides motivated but disadvantaged dependent or formerly dependent youth and young adults with the funding and other support needed to successfully attend and graduate from college in order to become healthy and productive adults and contributing community members.

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Holiday Drive

The Voices For Children Annual Holiday Drive, created in 1989, has benefited thousands of children in Miami-Dade’s Foster Care system.  This community-wide effort ensures that children in the dependency system receive a gift during the holiday season. There are many ways to be involved in the Annual Holdiay Drive: Donate, Sponsor a Child, and Start a Collection.

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Project Birthday

Project Birthday is intended to give Miami-Dade foster children the chance to celebrate their birthday. Many children that grow up in the foster care system have no contact with their natural parents and are very often placed with strangers or in group homes.

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For more information please contact Dorothy Marin at 786.469.3862 or by email at



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