Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mortgage and rental help

Do You or Someone You Know Need Help with Rent or Mortgage?

The DCF Office on Homelessness will begin accepting Emergency Financial Assistance for Housing Program (EFAHP) applications on July 6, 2009.

Please do not send applications to the program until 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 6. Any applications received before that time will be denied.

Application Guidelines:
· The household must have at least one child under 18 years of age living there full-time.
· The application must be filled out completely, including Social Security numbers for all family members; monthly income from all sources; a written explanation of the housing emergency; and the signature of the applicant.
· The one-page Vendor Agreement must be completed and signed by the landlord, mortgage company or property owner.
· If the case is approved, a State of Florida check will be mailed directly to the landlord, mortgage company or property owner.
· The program can pay up to $400 once per year for overdue rent or mortgage payments, or for security deposit for a household that is homeless, being evicted, or whose housing has been damaged by fire, hurricane or other natural disaster.

Applications are available online in English, Spanish and Creole at: or by calling 1-877-891-6445.
Fax applications to 1-850-921-2559 or mail to:
Department of Children and Families
Office on Homelessness
1317 Winewood Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
If you have questions, please call 1-877-891-6445.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Free Medication

Pfizer announced a program to help newly unemployed persons and their families to get Pfizer medications for free.

The program, for those who lost health insurance and been unemployed since Jan. 1, will be open for enrollment through Dec. 31. For those eligible, Pfizer medications will be free for up to one year.

''We all know people who have been laid off recently and have lost their health insurance, making it difficult for them to pay for healthcare,'' said Jorge Puente, Pfizer's regional president of Worldwide Pharmaceuticals. ``We thought there must be some way we could help.''

All of Pfizer's patient assistance programs, including the new program, can be reached by calling 1-866-706-2400 or by visiting

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Free Food

The Oprah Winfrey Show/Kentucky Grilled Chicken Two-Piece Meal Coupon

Get two pieces of grilled chicken, two individual sides and a biscuit!
Limited Time Download
Coupon download available from 9 a.m. CDT on May 5, 2009, to 11:59 p.m. CDT on May 6, 2009. Coupon is redeemable at participating KFC® locations in the United States from May 5, 2009 to May 19, 2009—excluding Mother's Day, May 10, 20099.

Go to to download your coupon!

Due to heavy demand, you may experience some slowness navigating to the website. Please be patient and try again later.

Please email with any problems concerning your KFC coupon.

* Terms: Free offer good for two pieces of Kentucky Grilled Chicken™ (manager's choice) and two individual sides and a biscuit at participating KFC restaurants located in the Unites States, while supplies last. Limit one offer per coupon, one coupon per person during offer period. Must be redeemed in person. Not good with any other offers. No photocopied, mechanically reproduced or altered coupon accepted. Coupon cannot be sold or traded. Valid only if downloaded from Applicable tax extra. Void where prohibited. By downloading coupon, you agree that KFC is not responsible for any technical problems or malfunctions of computer systems, servers or printers or lost or unavailable network connections. You are limited to 4 downloads of coupon. Coupon fraud is punishable by law.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Painter trade -- Job training

Get Work Ready!


Whether you want South Florida Workforce to help you find a job or you want to become a certified Sherwin Williams Painting Professional, the first step is to get WORK READY!

The Work Ready Program Will Help You With:

Interviewing Skills
Resume Preparation
Employer Ability Skills
Professional Dress Code
Becoming Work Ready - it only takes 3 hours out of your day, but it can open many doors! Please find the upcoming training classes below.

Date: Choose April 30, 2009 or May 1, 2009
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

West Dade Career Center
Operated by: Youth Co-Op, Inc.
Center Director: Carl Alexis
2700 SW 97 Avenue
Miami, FL 33165
Tel: 305-228-2300

Sherwin-Williams Professional Painter Training


ACCESS Miami, in cooperation with Sherwin Williams will be conducting a FREE Paint Training Course that will run two weeks. Participants must be 18 years or older and provide their own transportation. No high school diploma is needed. Certification will be awarded at the
end of the program and eligibility for job placement will be available. Only 20 training slots are
available on a first come, first served basis. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE WORK READY TRAINING FIRST TO PARTICIPATE. (Information above)

Learn a new skill
Start your own business
Be considered for employment with various local companies
Receive a Sherwin Williams starter kit, upon completion.

Starts On: Monday, May 4th, 2009
Ends On: Friday, May 15th, 2009
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (Monday to Friday for 2 Weeks)

Please RSVP to Monica Bosano at
Ph: 305.416.1481

West End Park
Location: 250 SW 60th Avenue, Miami, FL 33144
Phone: 305-264-0341

Breakfast and lunch is included.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Jobs for Youth

We will be working with WorkForce 1 to seek employer partners who would like to participate in this Program. If any employer has an interest please contact us.
Thank you.
Welcome to the Summer Youth Employment Program 2009


As a result of the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), WorkForce One will be operating a Summer Jobs Program for youth ages 19-24. The program will last for eight weeks starting Monday June 15, 2009 and ending Friday August 7, 2009.

WF1 is seeking Not-for-profit, for–profit, and governmental agencies to host worksites for the youth, and to provide supervised, safe and meaningful employment opportunities. WorkForce One will pay the youths' wages and provide workers compensation coverage for the youth. Please note that pursuant to Section 1604 of the Recovery Act the following types of job placements are prohibited: Casinos or gambling establishments, aquariums, zoos, golf courses, or swimming pools.

Click below to download more information, including the Job Order Registration Form and the appropriate Employer Agreement (For Profit or Not-For-Profit)

Master Agreement for Municipalities and Not-For-Profits, not County: (New Employers only) Existing Agreements are good through August 2009.) Print THREE copies. Sign each of the three copies (blue ink preferred) and return to the address below:
Master Agreement for Profit Entities - Summer Jobs Only: (New Employers only) Existing Agreements are good through August 2009.) Print THREE copies. Sign each of the three copies (blue ink preferred) and return to the address below:
Occupational License (for Profit entities): (New Employers only) Please mail a copy of your Occupational License to the address below
Articles of Incorporation (for Non Profit entities): (New Employers only) Please mail a copy of your Articles of Incorporation to the address below
Job Order Form - Fill this out to identify Worksite(s), Job Type(s) and number of positions requested.
Employer FAQ


WorkForce One Employment Solutions
3800 Inverrary Boulevard, Suite 400
Lauderhill, FL. 33319

Attention: Summer Youth Employment Program
Or call us at (954) 535-2300 for additional information

Copyright © 1997 - 2009 by WorkForce One Employment Solutions - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Monday, March 23, 2009

More Food Assistance Benefits

Your SNAP Benefits Are Going Up!


Why are my benefits going up?

• There is a new law called the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009. You might have heard it called the
stimulus package.

• Because of the law, you get more Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. SNAP is the new name
for the Food Stamp Program. SNAP may have a different name
where you live.

How can I use the extra benefits?

• Use your extra benefits to buy food at your grocery store.

• In some places, SNAP also offers nutrition education to help you
and your family learn to choose healthy food on a budget and be
more active.

How do I get the extra benefits?

• You get the extra benefits starting April 2009.

• The extra benefits will be added automatically to your EBT card.

You do not have to do anything.

How much extra do I get?

• Some households with 1 or 2 people who get the minimum benefit
of $14 a month may get $16 a month starting in April. Others may
get more.

• Look at the table below to see how much more you may get each

• For example: If there are 3 people in your household and right now
you get $250 each month. In April, you will get $313 each month.
($250 + $63 = $313)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009



School: Plantation Community School

Prepare to complete your High School education, GED classes will help you earn your diploma at Plantation High School. Individual, small group and computer assisted instruction. Free Childcare available during evening hours for enrolled students at Plantation High Community School site only.
Registration URL:

Department: Adult General Education
Discipline: Adult General Education

Total Cost: $00.00
The following sections of this class are available at
Plantation Community School :

Days of Week Start Time End Time
MTWTh 05:00 PM 09:15 PM
MTWThF 08:00 AM 01:30 PM

Plantation Community School
6901 Northwest 16th Street
Plantation, Fl 33313

Phone: (754) 322-1950
Fax: (754) 322-1960

REGISTRATION: in the Adult Education
Office, Building 1, Room 201
Office hours:
Monday through Thursday 4:00-8:00PM
Friday 12:00-3:00PM