The Refugee Child Care Microenterprise Developmental Project
The Refugee Child Care Microenterprise Developmental Project will assist refugee women in Miami-Dade County in establishing family child care homes (FCCHs) or finding FCCHs for their children so that they can secure employment. The project includes the following components:
Assist women refugees in becoming economically self-sufficient.
- Establish working partnerships with the refugee resettlement service agencies
- Identify women refugees who are not economically self sufficient via resettlement agencies in the Miami-Dade area
- Establish working partnerships with county and State governments responsible for human services
Help refugee communities in developing employment and capital resources.
- Provide trainings/education appropriate for developing successful employment opportunities and capital resources.
- Provide technical expertise necessary to help refugee women start home-based child care businesses and develop employment and capital resources.
- Align refugee women with young children with family child care homes established by other refugee women of their same cultural and ethnic background.
Enhance the integration of refugees into the mainstream.
- Promote development and education to become an integral part of the economic mainstream.
- Promote economic independence and integration with the community through home-based child care business development.
- Provide opportunities for entrepreneurship and self-sufficiency.
The Forum has a long history of serving vulnerable populations in the child care field through training, advising, mentorship, and coaching.