Agape Network (Agape)
Located in Homestead, Agape is a faith-based Care Coordination Center that provides mental health and counseling services, wrap around case management and additional support services for children and families impacted by parental incarceration. Additionally, Agape provides residential programming for previously incarcerated female inmates and their children.
Founded in 1982, Agape Family Ministries helps Miami-Dade County inmates, particularly female inmates, and their families. Supported by local churches through monetary donations and volunteer hours, the agency has been highly successful.
As a whole, Agape offers a number of programs that are largely directed at helping women end the cycle of addiction, domestic violence, joblessness, and homelessness. One service of note: residential program that helps to support previously incarcerated female inmates and their children. This program was developed in response to the challenges that the female population face upon release from prison. Often times, women find themselves lured back to the behaviors that landed them in jail; unwittingly taken back by the pimps or drug-addicted boyfriends that have played a prominent role in their lives for so long. The only gender-specific program of its kind in South Dade, Agape commits time and energy to these women, helping get them back on their feet so they can lead self-sufficient lives and appropriately care for their children. Highly successful, it far exceeds the minimum requirements set forth by the state for treatment programs.
Address: 22790 SW 112 Avenue, Miami, FL 33170
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