Caridad Center mission and vision are to upgrade the health, education, and living standards of underserved children and families; and to eliminate the cycle of poverty for the families we serve in South Florida.
Established in 1989, Caridad Center's mission is to upgrade the health, education, and living standards of under-served children and families in PBC. Our vision is to eliminate the cycle of poverty for the families that we serve. The organization's primary goals are:
To improve patients' health and well-being; by providing free access to medical, dental, vision, and specialty services (Caridad Health Clinic); To enhance self-sufficiency; by creating, facilitating, and implementing health education and prevention programs and activities (Caridad Prevention, Education, and Treatment, P.E.T.); To impact educational outcomes for low-income immigrant students; by providing after-school support and enrichment ("La Escuelita" after-school program, girl scouts troop, scholarships, etc.); To foster family stability, especially during a crisis; through social services, community outreach, and emergency services; To decelerate health disparities in PBC; by increasing access to care to medically underserved populations suffering from the social determinants of health; and To reduce healthcare costs; through our collaborative, volunteer-driven, cost-effective service model that diverts uninsured patients from Hospitals and Emergency Rooms and provides free primary and specialty health care on a large scare.