South FL Community Support and Redevelopment
 Located in beautiful South Florida, Broward County is world-known for its beaches, shopping and yachting. Though uncommon wealth can be found in the area, there is also an underserved demographic of those in need of economic opportunity. Family poverty rates continue to increase in the County, although 60 percent of economically-poor families have at least one working adult. According to 2014 population estimates, 15 % of Broward County residents are under the poverty line.
In partnership with  Tree of Life Food Bank (, TLD mobilized a long-term effort to assist with providing social and economic opportunities through the establishment of two community resource sites: 

The Village Mobile Home Park (The Village):

Owned and managed by Riverstone Communities (Riverstone), located in Florida, The Village Mobile Home Park is home to over 500 families. With the community being primarily comprised of families earning income under the poverty line, TLD partnered with Riverstone to deploy a long term social and economic impact campaign. In July 2016, TLD began supporting the over 1500 residents with weekly grocery deliveries, peer-to-peer program support, free children’s summer programs, tutoring, and language assistance.

The First Step Sober Home (First Step):

First Step provides programs which serve as alternatives to incarceration, as well as rehabilitation services from the disease of addiction through a strict program of recovery.  Located in Pompano Beach, Florida, the group has earned a vendor number (3MJ) as a recognized institution for alternative housing by the state of Florida Department of Corrections. In May 2017, after executing a Memorandum of Understanding with First Step, TLD began supporting the over 300 residents with bi-weekly grocery deliveries, peer-to-peer program support, and educational opportunities.
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