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Little Havana Activities & Nutrition Centers

700 SW 8 Street

Miami, FL, 33130

(305) 858-0887

Provided by the Centers’ bilingual staff and volunteers are numerous and diverse.

About Us

Our Mission Statement

Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Centers of Dade County, Inc.’s (LHANC) mission is to identify the need and procure the funding necessary to provide low-income, frail, isolated elderly persons and refugees with quality social, nutrition, and health services allowing them to continue to live at home, albeit with some assistance and avoid early, costlier institutionalization.

Our History

Founded in 1972 with only three employees and a small office, the Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Centers of Dade County, Inc. has grown into one of the largest providers of services to economically disadvantaged and socially isolated persons in South Florida.

Who We Serve

LHANC serves over 11,000 unduplicated individuals each year and has served 81,000 since its inception. Of the over 11,000 served annually:

  • Over 91% live below the poverty line
  • 64% are women
  • 77% are age 75 and older
  • 66% live alone
  • 93% are Hispanic.

Our Services

Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Centers provides its senior participants an array of comprehensive services:

  • Adult Day Health Care
  • Adult Education (English, Naturalization)
  • Alzheimer’s Adult Health Care
  • Case Management
  • Child Day Care
  • Companionship
  • Congregate Meals
  • Consumable and Durable Medical Services
  • Educational Arts and Crafts
  • Escort
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • Health Screening
  • Home Health Care Agency
  • Home Injury Prevention
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Homemaker
  • Immigration Services
  • Immunization
  • Information and Referral
  • Intake and Eligibility Determination
  • In-Home Long-term Care Services Forever Home
  • Nutritional Risk Assessment
  • Nutritional Services
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Nutrition Education
  • Outreach and Recruitment
  • Physical Fitness
  • Primary Health Care
  • Respite
  • Shopping Assistance
  • Transportation

Adult Day Health Care

Adult Day Health Care Centers — Our three facilities serve over 170 seniors who are affected by debilitating illnesses and need a safe environment during the day time hours. These centers also provide respite for family caregivers. Clients receive transportation, meals, therapy, and special cognitive activities designed to delay memory loss.

The centers are located conveniently throughout Miami-Dade County in order to reach the maximum number of seniors.

Rainbow Intergenerational Child Care

The Rainbow Intergenerational Child Day Care Program provides an opportunity for children to develop to their maximum potential. The service is offered to working poor families. By providing them with access to safe, quality day care services, children of low-income families are prepared to compete on an equal basis with other children of better economic means.

By identifying the obstacles that prevent children from learning, the program enables its children to develop the skills necessary to succeed in their school life.

In addition, parents will find a safe, professional, loving, and culturally sensitive environment for children while they become better informed on issues relative to child rearing.