Caring During Coronavirus

For 55 years, RCMA has cared for rural, low-income children and families throughout Florida.

We remain committed to our families – the majority of whom have experienced loss of income – as we help everyone stay healthy and safe.

Despite not being budgeted, but deemed necessary, we gave Chromebooks to each charter school student and WiFi hot spots to hundreds of families, so we can provide distance learning. We stay in touch with all our families during weekly phone calls to assess their needs.

We have applied for more than $1 million in emergency grants and received more than $250,000 in these funds and individual donations to help our children and families. We use this money to purchase and distribute food, formula, diapers and cleaning supplies, and to pay their rent and utilities.

Florida’s most vulnerable children and families need us more than ever.

Please give as generously as you can to help our hard-working migrant families, essential workers picking crops in the fields of open farms as part of our nation’s food supply chain.

Read this note from Executive Director Isabel Garcia about our commitment.

Click here for Executive Director Isabel Garcia’s statement on RCMA’s stand against racism and inequality.

Solight and RCMA

Now that hurricane season is well underway, we all need to be prepared. To that end, RCMA is partnering with Solight Designs to offer you these reliable, safe and attractive solar lanterns! These lanterns have been tested in the harshest of conditions, including in the hurricane preparedness packs RCMA hands out to our families. Follow the link to buy your light and not only will you get an amazing product, you will also be supporting RCMA. For every light sold through RCMA newsletters, website and social media, Solight will make a donation supporting our programs! Harsh weather is not a question of “if” but rather “when”. Get your Solight Solar Lantern now so that you will be ready when you need it!

RCMA Family Hurricane Plan

Tropical storms and hurricanes threaten Florida each year.  The children and families RCMA serves are particularly vulnerable on various levels: their homes are vulnerable to hurricane conditions and hurricanes put opportunities for work on the line.  RCMA in not only well position to help our communities, RCMA prides itself in helping our families during and after emergencies like hurricanes.

RCMA facilities are a hub of support. Your generosity provides families with a range of resources including essential hurricane preparedness information and supplies as well as emergency relief after a storm.   RCMA offers families essential items like water, food, clothing, home repair supplies, etc.  Support RCMA’s hurricane preparedness and relief efforts by donating today.

If you are in need of hurricane preparedness information, please see RCMA’s hurricane preparedness plan, click here for English. Haga click aquí para español.  Also here are wonderful resources to help as you talk to children about hurricanes and how to best be prepared.