The Miami Inclusion Alliance is made up of four organizations that serve communities in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Disability Independence Group, Inc. (DIG) is a non-profit disability rights legal advocacy center with a mission to expand opportunities for participation, education, employment and acceptance of persons with disabilities. Mujeres Unidas en Justicia, Educacion, y Reforma, Inc. (MUJER) is a certified sexual assault center that provides domestic violence and sexual assault education, direct response and support services. Dade Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is a civil legal services provider with dedicated domestic violence unit. Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department, Coordinated Victim Assistance Center (CVAC) is a one-stop center that provides holistic and coordinated services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking. These groups came together to address gaps and barriers that exist for survivors with disabilities.
Our Unique Contribution
Miami Inclusion Alliance is based in a large county that is both urban and rural, is culturally and linguistically diverse, and has high rates of poverty. By creating collaboration amongst several organizations that serve this large county area, they are able to comprehensively address service gaps and barriers for, as well as the intersectionality of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with disabilities.