“"Lighting a Path"…”

About Us


The Center was founded in 1996 by Michel Sainvil. Since the inception of the Center, Mr. Sainvil has served as the Executive Director.

From the beginning, the Center has assisted thousands of people in Miami-Dade County including many hard-to-serve clients, such as those with disabilities, the illiterate, the sick and infirm, and immigrants.

The Center has the capacity to serve a large volume of clients county-wide with staff comprised of: counselors, case managers, housing specialists and teachers in Little Haiti and Florida City. As of 2011, the Center has assisted over 5,000 people in need a year.

The staff is diversified - linguistically and culturally competent. It employs native speakers of English, Spanish and Creole with deep roots abroad and in the minority communities of the United States. Staff members include Haitians, African Americans, Caribbeans, Hispanics and non-Hispanics.