A Child's Life

"You've been such a
big help to me. And
you're a big help to
the community."


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Every year, we help more than 6,000 kids and families in the Miami-Dade area. We're determined to create brighter futures for our children. And we succeed. We change lives ... like Janet and Anita's. 

Giving hope and opportunities to babiesJanet and Anita

Baby Anita was abandoned at birth. She was born with several challenges that were too much for her birth mother to handle.  So she left.

While Baby Anita still struggles with developmental delays, she has a loving home with her new mom, Janet.  Adopted as a child herself, Janet shares yet another unique bond as they celebrate the special way they became a family. Learn more about Janet and Anita's journey and other families we helped create through adoption. 

Special events

Join us at our special events throughout the year and help us raise funds for our vulnerable children and family members

Save the date for our 2016 Claws for a Cause event on October 13!

Can we serve you?

Facing an unplanned pregnancy?

Pregnant? Concerned about the stresses and responsibilities of raising your baby?

Interested in becoming a foster/adoptive parent?

Could your child benefit from counseling?

Raising a child under 5? 

Can't find the service you're looking for? Try searching through United Way 211.

Our community

Already know us for McLamore Children's Center? We do so much more! See how we change lives in Miami-Dade.

Step up. Give today to turn a child's life around.

Help a vulnerable child or family by donating items on our wish list.

Find out how you can get involved.

Advocate. Take a stand on issues that affect kids' lives.

Local contacts

Main number: (305) 755-6500
Fax: (305) 326-7561

800 NW 15th Street | Miami, FL 33136

Hands In Action
17501 SW 117 Avenue| Miami, FL 33177

Meet our local Board of Directors

Donations or special event inquiries:

Ryon Coote
Philanthropy Director
(954) 256-4217

Karen Guy
Charitable Giving Director
(305) 755-6500

Mary Ensor
Special Events Coordinator
(954) 453-6411

Maggie Dante
Executive Director
(305) 755-6500

Holiday drive, in-kind donations, volunteers:
Alea Hodge
(305) 755-6522

Maria Santos
(305) 755-6533

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