Sant La was founded in 2000 by a group of community leaders and service providers concerned by the chronic gaps in services available to the Haitian community of South Florida. Sant La's mission is to empower, strengthen and uplift South Florida's Haitian community by providing free access to information and existing services to ensure its successful integration.

Free individual program assistance

WIC

Florida Department of Health
Florida
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • A funded EBT shopping card to use at grocery stores for food purchases

Temporary Cash Assistance

ACCESS Florida
Florida
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Temporary cash assistance

Short-Time Compensation Program

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Florida
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Partial re-employment check to supplement a reduced paycheck

Reemployment (Unemployment) Assistance

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and U.S. Federal Government
Florida
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Recipients can be paid half of what they were earning while working full-time. The maximum benefit from the State of Florida is $275 per week for a maximum of 39 weeks
  • An additional $600 per week has been made available for up to 13 weeks. This benefit will be available through July 31, 2020 and the amount is added to the benefits of up to $275 provided by the State of Florida

Food Assistance (SNAP through ACCESS Florida)

Department of Children & Families
Florida
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Households can use food assistance benefits to buy bread, cereals, fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, poultry, dairy, and plants and seeds to grow food for your household
  • Households cannot use food assistance benefits to buy nonfood items such as pet foods, soaps, paper products, household supplies, grooming items, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, vitamins, medicines, food to eat in the store, or hot foods

Free business program assistance

Short-Time Compensation Program

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Florida
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Partial re-employment check to assist full-time employees whose hours and pay have been reduced