In addition, we run Promote 2 Prevent: a campaign to use education to prevent infection. Miami has the highest rate of HIV diagnoses in the nation. Individuals ages 13-24 represented 12% of new infections in 2017. Our campaign includes providing education and testing at various locations including local alternative education sites and Department of Juvenile Justice sites, conducting staff in-services for health providers, and engaging in the community through health committees, conferences, and fairs.
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Young adults, we encourage you to make an appointment with a member of our counseling team.
Homelessness: By the end of 2017, 3,847 Miami citizens were homeless. A portion are minors, but the exact number is unknown – Homeless Trust Census
Human Trafficking: There were 604 cases of trafficking, 30% of which were adolescents – Human Trafficking Hotline
Substance Abuse: In 2017, Miami-Dade County had the highest number of adolescents enrolled in substance abuse rehabilitation in the state – Florida Department of Health
Poverty: A 2015 and 2016 survey shows that Miami has the 2nd highest level of poverty out of 25 metropolitan areas, second only to Riverside, Texas – United State Census Bureau