Coronavirus & Resources Updates

July 14, 2020

YWCA is committed to the safety, wellness, and health of our program participants, families, employees and the Greater Miami-Dade community. As a result of the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are enacting the following changes below. We also know that circumstances may require us to make additional changes before the end of the month and even into the next several weeks and months. Check back here for updates.

YWCA Early Head Start, Head Start, and School Readiness

Our centers are closed to the public on March 16th and will remain closed through the end of May.

For all questions, please send an email to the infochildcare@ywca-miami.org or direct all phone calls within the hours 8:00 am to 12:00 pm to all sites:

Weeks: 305-377-9922 | Zubkoff:305-770-3132Intergenerational Center:305-625-5833

  • Marta Sutton Weeks YWCA 351 NW 5th St Miami FL 33128
  • YWCA Colonel Zubkoff Head Start 55 NW 199th St Miami Gardens FL 33169
  • YWCA Intergenerational Center 3450 NW 199th St Miami Gardens FL 33056
  • Campbell Arms 800 NE 12th Ave Homestead FL 33030

Program staff will be available remotely to continue providing services, so please look out for emails/phone calls with more details. We have transitioned to remote options (e.g. teleconference or virtual visits).

After School Programs

After School Programs and our YW Teen Clubhouse programs closely follow the schedule of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. With schools extending closures through the Fall semester, all YWCA After School Programs and Teen Clubhouse programs will remain closed until then.

Wherever possible, we are transitioning to remote options (e.g. teleconference or virtual townhalls). Online tutoring is available daily for students in grades K-5 by registering here

Miami-Dade CourtCare and Broward KidSpace

Miami-Dade County Court Houses and Broward County Court Houses are closed and as a result, our CourtCare and KidSpace programs will be closed as well.

All Events & Programs will be Virtual

In an abundance of caution, all YWCA events and programs been modified for being fully virtual. Wherever possible, we are transitioning to remote options (e.g. teleconference or virtual visits):

These are challenging times for social impact organizations that are focused on supporting our communities while also keeping our staff and clients safe. Event cancellations and grant funding reductions may have significant implications for our operations and sustainability. We’re also looking at how we can supplement the resources available to the public as families struggle with housing, food, utilities, child care, and income reductions. If you feel compelled to help support the organization during this crisis, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Any amount helps us as we make contingency plans for the near future! 

Thank you for your support and patience as we navigate this ever-changing situation, together! 

Important Points of Contact

If you have any questions regarding closures, openings or how these changes may affect you, please contact the following individuals:

Early Childhood Education: Nicole Brown: nbrown@ywcasouthflorida.org

Miami-Dade CourtCare or Broward County KidSpace services: Debbie Harbour: dharbour@ywcasouthflorida.org

Health & Wellness Screenings: Alina Ballesteros: aballesteros@ywcasouthflorida.org

Afterschool Programs: Patricia Rhodes: prhodes@ywcasouthflorida.org

Teen Clubhouse Programs and Spring Break Camp: Jonathan Wynn-Strachan: jwynn-strachan@ywcasouthflorida.org

Financial Literacy Classes: Heather Bush: hbush@ywcasouthflorida.org

Volunteers, Donations, Corporate and Community Partnerships, Community Engagements and Special Events: Angelica Ramcharran: aramcharran@ywcasouthflorida.org

Community Resources

  General Information:

  For Kids and Families:

  For Seniors

  For Individuals:

  For Spanish speakers:

  For entertainment while self-distancing:

  For those who feel unsafe if socially distancing/quarantining at home:

  For those working in hospitality:

Please stay safe: No one is immune to COVID-19.

Following public health guidelines about physical/social distancing is critical! The virus can be spread by anyone, even if you don’t have symptoms.

Keeping a distance of at least 6 feet protects people who are most vulnerable. People at higher risk include those who:

  •   are age 60 and older
  •  have underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
  •  have weakened or compromised immune systems
  •  are pregnant