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.
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. For any of these services in Florida City/Homestead area email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your information and a case manager will assist you. In Collier County, Immokalee@coffo.org.
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
COFFO provides job training and job placement for farmworkers when funds are available.
Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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
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
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
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.
Monday thru Friday 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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.
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.
Monday thru Fridays
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
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.