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WINGS for Life
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/sophia-ifill wings_for_life 11000 SW 220th Street FL 33170 (305) 256-6275 (305) 256-6278 wingssfl-ed@amikids.org 20, Ages 14-19 AMIKids, Inc. http://www.amikids.org/ Low- & Moderate-Risk /facilities/restrictiveness-levels#Moderate 11 Miami Karen Markus, LMHC, CAP Executive Director
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WINGS (Women in Need of Greater Strength) for Life South Florida, Inc. was established in 2001 as a residential commitment program for females in an educational environment. On July 1, 2006, WINGS became a residential commitment treatment program for 20 pregnant or post-partum girls and young women, and their babies. The mission of the WINGS for Life program is to celebrate diversity and womanhood by working to enhance the quality of life for the young woman and her child. The program further promotes and supports young women to pursue their educational and vocational goals; to develop good parenting skills; and to build and develop essential personal, social and family relationship skills in order to be contributing citizens through responsible decision-making. Mental health and medical services, including pre- and post-natal care, are components of the program. The objectives of the program include: 1) providing a structured and supervised transition from residential placement to the community; and 2) closely monitoring the youth to ensure public safety. The goal is to return these girls and young women to their communities with the skills necessary to lead productive lives and successfully parent their children.  The average length of stay is 9-12 months. Commitment packets need to include information about any prenatal medical care received by the youth prior to placement.

WINGS for Life (school number 137814) is a Type 2 program offering English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and one elective course. The elective course is typically used to provide additional reading assistance to needy students or vocational training. 

Education and vocational services are provided through the Miami-Dade County School District.

Turnpike south to exit no. 11, go straight through the light, make a quick right at the fork of the road to the stop sign, make another right turn onto 216th Street, stay to the left side of the road. Make a left turn on 108th Court to 220th Street. Make a right turn on 220th Street to the green fence. Miami-Dade
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