Branches, Inc.

Organization Description: 

Branches was established in 1973 as the urban and social justice agency of what is now the South East District of the United Methodist Church. Up until 1999, Branches focused on grassroots organizing, advocacy and working with community members who were disadvantaged and/or experiencing social injustice. During this period, Branches focused resources in the areas of social crisis, immigration, housing, hospice care and hurricane relief, among others. Since 2000, Branches has embarked on developing and implementing programs that address the root causes of poverty and address immediate and critical needs. Today, Branches? menu of services provides a continuum of support to community members to empower them to pursue life changing opportunities.

11500 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33168
Mission Statement: 

To serve, educate and inspire people through student, family and financial stability services in partnership with our communities.

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Since 1973, South Florida Urban Ministries has partnered with community-based organizations, corporations and congregations to develop ministries of compassion and justice, as the urban ministry and social justice agency of the Florida Southeast District of the United Methodist Church. We empower people to focus on their educational, financial, health and spiritual well-being.

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Religion Related, Spiritual Development
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