About us


The mission of AYUDA is to help improve the lives of children and families who are underserved and /or at risk in South Florida through education, life skills training, and programs that support self sufficiency.

AYUDA, Inc. is a community-based non-profit organization in Miami Beach, Florida that was established in 1977.  Since its establishment, AYUDA has served over 200,000 children, adolescents, adults, and elderly in South Florida.  Our agency provides programs to prevent abuse and neglect.  AYUDA’s programs help prepare our youth for the world at large. We empower and inspire our clients to believe that they do make a difference in the world. Programs include enrichment as well as prevention for the very young to the elderly.  Early educational scholarships, parenting skills as well as family empowerment programs are in place for the entire family unit.

It takes parents, teachers, love and caregivers… It takes a village to raise a child.


AYUDA maintains affiliate agreements with, but not limited to, the following social service and welfare agencies: Saber Inc., Cuban American National Council, Inc., Metro-Dade Department of Human Services, Miami Beach Hispanic Community Center, Miami-Dade Office of Human Development, Miami-Dade Division of Child Development Services, City of Miami Beach and its Chamber of Commerce, the State of Florida Health Department, the Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach, United Way, Little Havana Activity Center, GENESIS, Community Action Service, The Little Brothers of the Good Shepard (Camillus House, Inc.) Compass Health Systems, Psychsolutions, Better Way of Miami. Inc., Daily Bread Food Bank, Florida Department of Education, Kiwanis Club of Miami Beach, The Department of Health and Human Services, the Social Security Administration, Gifts in Kind, and as of 2001, MBCDG.