COFFO SERVICES

Disaster Relief Assistance and Coordination 


COFFO is designated as the emergency farmworker assistance agency by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunities. Activities under this program include conducting disaster relief coordination meetings, identification of relief agencies and funds, and providing direct emergency assistance to farmworkers affected by disasters in any county designated by the Governor.

Emergency Assistance


When funds are available, emergency assistance for farmworkers may include financial assistance for the prevention of evictions, temporary emergency lodging, prevention of utility cut off, transportation, medical assistance, emergency food vouchers, and food pantry. 

Self-Sufficiency Programs


This program assists migrant and seasonal farmworkers by improving their financial and social situation by referring and enrolling them in vocational programs, identifying employment opportunities and assisting them in finding full-time employment. 

Job Training and Technical Assistance Program

Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

305-246-0357

COFFO provides job training and job placement for farmworkers when funds are available. 

Immigration Services
Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
305-247-4779

COFFO  helps individuals and families resolve immigration issues that they may have.  Services include filling out applications on behalf of the client for programs such as family unification, petitions for family members, temporary protective status,  citizenship, and work authorization. For further information please call the number above. 

  • Staff BIA certified
  • Providing technical assistance and information on immigration matters to individuals, businesses, and social service agencies
  • Serving as a liaison with INS
  • Advocating on behalf of the client community

Citizenship and Naturalization Classes  

Tuesdays and Thursdays  6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

305-247-4779

Class to prepare for the US Citizenship 

Reading and Writing Listening and Speaking 

Review and learn the Civic Test Questions

Cyber Training on Immigration

Saturdays  9:00 AM to  2:30 PM

305-247-4779

Preparation for the US Citizenship Class

Assist in Reading and Writing

Teach Listening and Speaking 

Review and learn the Civic Test Questions

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Wednesdays  6:30 PM to  8:30 PM

305-247-4779

Our mission is to empower the once undocumented farmworkers. Our program conducts English as a "Second Language" class. The program also conducts state-wide public education and outreach campaigns to educate farmworkers and their employers of the anti-discrimination employment provisions which protect them under federal law.  

Afterschool Programs 

Monday thru Friday  3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

305-247-4779

COFFO presently operates several after school programs that are directed at strengthening the youths’ potential in education, social and personal capabilities.  Programs include Keeping Children Smart and Safe after school,  Positive Youth Development, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Education and Abstinence Education.  

Tutorial assistance, youth employment, cultural development, self-esteem programs, recreation, academics and social counseling made available to farmworker youth ranging in ages between  7 to 19. Funded by the Children's Trust.

  • Free pickup and drop off
  • Computer Lab: Free Math and Reading Tutoring, online and computer access.
  • Learn to create your own App
  • Field trips and games

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

IRS trained personnel assists farmworkers and low income individuals with FREE tax preparation.

Food Pantry 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM


The food recovery and distribution program use partners and food fairs to distribute commodities, perishable and non-perishable foods provided by different food distributors to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and the rural poor. Bring ID and proof of Income to sign up.


     

    SNAP Program


    Monday thru Fridays

    8:30 AM to 5:30 PM


    Assistance in filling out and submitting SNAP and Medicaid applications and renewals.COFFO also offers nutrition classes.


      It is COFFO's policy to not duplicate efforts or services. Some of the services identified below may not be available in all counties served by the agency


    STEVENS AMENDMENT

    The Coalition of Florida Farmworker Organizations, Inc.;  is supported by the Administration of Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of an award totaling $640,096 with 48% financed from non-governmental sources.