Building character that lasts
Our mission is to build character that lasts in children and families through positive alternatives to crime, violence, dependency, and delinquency by offering a holistic approach to their academic, physical, social, economic and spiritual development.
2022 Community Needs Assessment Report
Gang Alternative, Inc., through the Urban Partnership Drug Free Community Coalition and the Urban Partnership for Success Collaborative-Miami, is pleased to release the findings of its 2022 Community Needs Assessment Report on Youth Substance Use in Miami-Dade County.
to Save Lives
When we talk about “Gang Alternative” we are referring to the “gang mentality” that enslaves individuals and families in our communities, keeping them dependent, delinquent and destitute, preventing them from being the best that they can be. GA exists to provide alternatives to change this mindset.More About
A word from our President & CEO
Gang Alternative, Inc. was birthed out of the need to provide positive alternatives to youth plagued by the realities of living in high violence, high crime communities in Miami-Dade County. The collective understanding that there’s more to ministry work than just teaching “Bible stuff” gave rise to the development of a faith-based organization that embodies the essence of true servant leadership.Learn more
GA’s Pillars of Service
Our holistic approach to programs looks at children’s and families’ needs within the context of our Five Pillars of Service:
Our workforce development programming is client-centered, focusing on the skills and knowledge that are critical to an individual’s current or future career plans.
Our family strengthening programs and services are designed to provide parents and other caregivers with resources, support and strategies to positively contribute to a healthy home environment.
Positive Youth Development
We believe that people are our best evidence-based assessment and consequently, we design our programming to meet children and youth where they are at academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.
Health and Wellness
Our approach to health and wellness is premised on scripture’s holistic take on every aspect of our personalities, being, and thoughts, all of which influence our intentions and actions.
Community Upliftment and Partnerships
We promote and facilitate knowledge sharing, inspire and advocate for action, and connect communities to missing resources and opportunities.
Feel free to browse the multiple events we hold every month and choose what’s right for you.
Homestead Parent Circle Meeting: International Women of Color Day
Location: 951 SW 4th St, Homestead, FL 33030
Mar 29, 2023 6:00pm - Mar 29, 2023 7:00pm
National DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Location: Walgreens: 161 NE 54th St and 12295 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181
Apr 22, 2023 10:00am - Apr 22, 2023 4:00pm
Homestead Parent Circle Meeting: Naloxone Training
Location: 951 SW 4th St, Homestead, FL 33030
Apr 26, 2023 6:00pm - Apr 26, 2023 7:00pm
Join us in “Building Character that Lasts” in children and families.
Whether you’re looking to build your skill set or just wanting to do good work, we would love to have you. Please review the opportunities we have for volunteering currently.More Information
that make us proud
GA would like to celebrate Rose, who was recently selected as the Miami-Dade County Public Schools District Nominee for the 2020-2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program for Career and Technical Education. The program was established to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Rose is currently attending Miami Edison Sr. High School and has been an active participant in GA’s Minority Violence Prevention Project (MVP 88) since 2018. Congratulations Rose!
Andy was desperately searching for housing upon his first interaction with staff at GA’s RENEW Broward. He had not been having much success. Staff gave him some information on where to search for free housing and apartments, and even prayed with him. Within a month he secured a new apartment. He was very appreciative to staff for the assistance and prayers and stated that it was a great start to his relationship with staff and building trust.
Twenty-one-year-old Sabrina enrolled in Project RENEW Dade determined to change the narrative of her personal story. She refused to allow past mistakes dictate her future. Project RENEW provided a safety net and backbone for her to complete the requirements to becoming a Phlebotomist. Being in constant contact with her GA Case Manager, she attained Phlebotomist certification and got a job at North Shore Medical Center. Today Sabrina is an essential worker who is contributing to her community.
Gang Alternative has been a big part in my recent success. I have people there trying to help me better my life. They helped me get into school and become a Certified HVAC Technician and helped me build a strong resumè that I actually used to help me get a job. They’re all serious about their work and I’m thankful to have them helping me.
I was referred to EFFECT by my Case Worker at SunServ. At the time, I was homeless, I did not have my High School diploma, and was having difficulty finding a job. After meeting with EFFECT’s staff, they introduced me to Project RENEW Broward and I was enrolled in both programs. Since joining EFFECT and RENEW, I’ve earned my certificate of completion in basic construction, OHSA 10, and CPR and First Aid. I now have stable housing, I am working toward my GED and I have a more positive outlook on life and what I can accomplish. They were also able to help me with transportation and food assistance. Gang Alternative, Inc. has been supportive and I am very grateful for the services.