April 1, 2020
YWCA is committed to the safety, wellness, and health of our program participants, families, employees and the Greater Miami-Dade community. As a result of the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are enacting the following changes below through March 31st. We also know that circumstances may require us to make additional changes before the end of the month and even into the next several weeks and months. Check back here for updates.
YWCA Early Head Start, Head Start, and School Readiness
Our centers are closed to the public on March 16th and will remain closed through April 15th.
Food will be distributed from 11am-noon at all our centers for our confirmed students and their siblings starting Monday, March 30th – Friday, April 10th.
Program staff will be available remotely to continue providing services, so please look out for emails/phone calls with more details. We have transitioned to remote options (e.g. teleconference or virtual visits).
After School Programs
After School Programs and our YW Teen Clubhouse programs closely follow the schedule of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. With schools extending closures through April 15th, all YWCA After School Programs and Teen Clubhouse programs will remain closed until then.
Wherever possible, we are transitioning to remote options (e.g. teleconference or virtual townhalls). Online tutoring is available daily for students in grades K-5 by registering here
Miami-Dade CourtCare and Broward KidSpace
Miami-Dade County Court Houses and Broward County Court Houses are closed through March 27th and as a result, our CourtCare and KidSpace programs will be closed as well.
All Events & Programs are Cancelled
In an abundance of caution, the following YWCA events and programs have been cancelled or postponed. These were originally scheduled through the end of March and into early April. Wherever possible, we are transitioning to remote options (e.g. teleconference or virtual visits):
- Spring Break STEM Camp: Cancelled
- Jill Tracey and The Hot Talk Money Honeys Podcast: Cancelled
- HistoryMiami Bus Tour: Cancelled
- Women of Influence Event: Postponed for Tuesday, June 16
These are challenging times for social impact organizations that are focused on supporting our communities while also keeping our staff and clients safe. Event cancellations and grant funding reductions may have significant implications for our operations and sustainability. We’re also looking at how we can supplement the resources available to the public as families struggle with housing, food, utilities, child care, and income reductions. If you feel compelled to help support the organization during this crisis, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Any amount helps us as we make contingency plans for the near future!
Thank you for your support and patience as we navigate this ever-changing situation, together!
Important Points of Contact
If you have any questions regarding closures, openings or how these changes may affect you, please contact the following individuals:
Early Childhood Education: Nicole Brown: email@example.com
Miami-Dade CourtCare or Broward County KidSpace services: Debbie Harbour: firstname.lastname@example.org
Health & Wellness Screenings: Alina Ballesteros: email@example.com
Afterschool Programs: Patricia Rhodes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Clubhouse Programs and Spring Break Camp: Jonathan Wynn-Strachan: email@example.com
Financial Literacy Classes: Heather Bush: firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate and Community Partnerships, Community Engagements and Special Events: Angelica Ramcharran: email@example.com
Volunteers or Donations: Eboni McKenzie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please stay safe: No one is immune to COVID-19.
Following public health guidelines about physical/social distancing is critical! The virus can be spread by anyone, even if you don’t have symptoms.
Keeping a distance of at least 6 feet protects people who are most vulnerable. People at higher risk include those who:
- are age 60 and older
- have underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
- have weakened or compromised immune systems
- are pregnant