The Elijah Network Family and Community Alliance d.b.a. South Dade One Voice Community Coalition Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is registered as a Charitable Organization in the State of Florida. Our vision is to “Turn the Hearts of Families”. The goal and mission of the Elijah Network, since inception, is to bring neighbors together to address the challenges and build a brighter future for our south Miami-Dade children. The strategy to accomplish this is to partner with government, schools, churches and other community agencies while offering compassionate culturally sensitive and developmentally appropriate services.
The Elijah Network developed and implemented the Department of Children & Families award winning “Elijah Project” in 1998 for the State Incentive Grant program - which was the research project that put into practice evidence-based prevention on a community level in Florida and across the nation. Elijah Network also received the Best Practice/Model Program award in the prevention category at the Florida Governor’s Faith /Community-Based Conference for the “New Heights Project” in 2004. This program was our first experience in collaboration management. In 2006 we developed the "Shoot for Peace" program and won the competitive contract as lead agency in collaboration with eight other agencies for a service partnership in south Miami-Dade County in response to the child murder and violence “hot spot” that had been identified by the Children’s Trust. This program was a finalist in a national police/community partnership award through the MetLife Foundation in 2010.