Special to the South Florida Times
MIAMI —Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson once again joined Wayne Rawlings, developer/lead consultant of the Miami-Dade Anti-Gang Strategy, on a Walking One Stop tour, this time at the Lincoln Fields Apartments in Liberty City on Monday afternoon.
Edmonson and her staff have participated in many Walking One Stops including through areas of Overtown and Liberty City. The Walking One Stop is the signature initiative of the Miami-Dade Anti-Gang Strategy and involves elected officials, faith leaders, social and economic service providers along with criminal justice personnel and concerned community activists bringing social and economic service referrals door-to-door in neighborhoods that have experienced recent, severe, or persistent incidents of violence – putting participants face to face with residents who are traumatized.
In addition to door-to-door service delivery, the Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department’s “Services in Motion” mobile unit was onsite providing assistance with accessing child care / Head Start, elderly and disability services, youth services, utility bill assistance, as well as a host of other social and economic services.
The Career Source South Florida Mobile Workforce Assistance Center was also there to assist citizens in finding employment, creating and updating resumes, and a range of testing and assessment services needed to become job-ready.
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County provided free HIV testing and STD screenings aboard their Test Miami Mobile Unit.