Children Services

“Empowering the homeless by creating a nurturing environment where children can succeed.”

Families with children represent a growing segment of the homeless population and over 25% of our residents are children. To serve their needs, we have dedicated family dorms, a Family Resource Center, and a Head Start-funded day care for children up to 5 years of age.

With on-site day care and after school programs, parents have the opportunity to seek and attain employment.

Within 48 hours of admission, all children are enrolled in school through an on-site liaison with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Many of the children we have assisted have gone on to become Honor Roll students while living here, despite the great challenges they have faced.

Children Services:

  • Head Start Program
  • Bus transportation, uniforms and school supplies
  • Evening family enrichment activities
  • Family Resource Center for school-aged children

Miami HEAT Learn & Play Center
The HEAT Learn & Play Center provides after school programming and evening family enrichment activities which include mentoring, recreational activities and family bonding programs. While in the HEAT Learn & Play Center, children and parents enjoy access to computers, a library of donated books, games, toys, and other recreational and educational resources.

Chapman Partnership operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Chapman Partnership.

For more information on Chapman Partnership’s civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 305-329-3037; email; or visit our administrative office at 1550 North Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33136-2015. For more information, visit

If information is needed in another language, contact 305-329-3000