South Dade One Voice Community Coalition
A Drug Free Community
"Living Life Substance Free"
Established in 2011, South Dade One Voice Community Coalition (SDOVCC) is a community organization that follows the public health model and holds the health and welfare of children and families in high regard. SDOVCC works in the community of West Perrine and surrounding areas and our target population is children and youth in all grade levels. As we go into our 5th year as a Drug Free Community, we remain dedicated to building a stronger and healthier community by educating with the most up-to-date data on youth substance use, advocating, assessing community needs, and coordinating community responses. We encourage partners and community stakeholders to attend monthly meetings to address conditions and policies that may put the communities youth and families at risk of substance use. SDOVCC participates and hosts local health fairs, community events, and activities at churches, schools, and parks. The coalition’s focus has been to educate and help families understand more about the dangers of underage substance use.
Through local funding from The Miami Foundation, SDOVCC has been implementing the SPORT Prevention Pus Wellness Program with the youth in the community, who have created substance abuse awareness campaigns within the communities and learned the benefits of staying healthy while avoiding substance use. Also, through our efforts we were awarded the SAMSHA's CARA Local Drug Crises and South Florida Behavioral Health Network grants which allows us to make greater strides in fighting our battle with the substances that wreak havoc on our community.
Our community and coalitions' enthusiasm and willingness to collaborate is what makes us as a coalition unique. We unite to protect the health, safety, and education of our south Miami-Dade children and families!