The Social Services Department is able to meet emergency food needs to Miramar residents via our own food bank. Non -perishable foods are distributed to Miramar residents with crisis situations. The Miramar Food Bank is also actively accepting donations all year round.
The City of Miramar’s Social Services Department Youth and Family Outreach initiative proudly serves residents of all ages providing the community with information, education and access to social service resources vital to maintaining self-sufficiency and empowering individuals to improve the quality of their lives. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, our Social Services Department is a “one-stop shop” to finding information regarding services in Broward County available for youth, seniors, persons with disabilities and families.
Here are some of the ways the Social Services Department is aiding the community:
Emergency Food Distribution
The Farm Share Food Distribution Program provides food for income eligible persons. Farm Share food is distributed every two months. To receive food, persons must pre-register. Registration is not available on the day of food distribution. In order to qualify, individuals must provide household income verification. This is not intended as a primary food source rather it provides supplemental food.
Food Stamp and Medicaid Application Assistance
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) has partnered with different community agencies. The City of Miramar’s Social Services Department currently is one of DCF’s community partners. At the Youth and Family Outreach Center you are able to apply for food stamps, temporary cash, Medicaid and refugee assistance electronically with the help of our courteous staff. For more information regarding eligibility requirements and to schedule an appointment, please call (954) 889-2723.
MASH (Miramar Assisting Seniors in their Homes)
MASH is a one-time emergency assistance program for Miramar residents over the age of 60. This program is able to assist with up to $600, once a year, to cover an emergency or a final notice bill. Income eligibility and proof of emergency is required. For more information regarding eligibility requirements and to schedule an appointment, please call (954) 889-2702.
EHEAEP (Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly)
This program provides assistance for home-energy emergencies to qualified, low-income households with at least one person 60 years of age or older. Applicants must be Broward County residents. Income eligibility and emergency is required. For more information regarding eligibility requirements and to schedule an appointment, please call (954) 889-2702.