United Way of Miami-Dade
Lotus Village is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women, youth and children. They provide sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower homeless women to heal, learn, grow and blossom into who they are truly meant to be. Utilizing an innovative, trauma-informed, holistic format, Lotus House provides shelter and multi-faceted, comprehensive supportive services, including access to medical and mental health care, parenting education, counseling and parent/child therapy, life skills and educational advancement, job readiness training, and a host of enrichment activities from art and acupuncture to yoga and meditation offering alternative pathways to healing.
Today, Lotus House houses over 250 women and children on a daily basis, where they are permitted to live free up to a year to give these fragile families the time and tools needed to heal, improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self-sufficiency, and transition to their new homes. They serve over 275 women and children on an annual basis.
In lieu of one-on-one in-person reading opportunities, United Way of Miami-Dade invites you to come read and engage with students at Lotus Village virtually. Volunteers will be reading Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See?via Zoom. All literacy kits will be provided to students and volunteers.
Two shifts available at 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Volunteers must be able to pick-up their kits on April 7th.