CBS-4’s Neighbors 4 Neighbors: “Helping Feels Good” at Verde Gardens

By Nicole Maristany

Combating childhood obesity is a hot topic across the country. From First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, to the NFL's "60 Minutes a Day" initiative, many are focused on helping our children lead healthier lives. And one of the best ways to get kids excited about exercise is to head out to the playground.

But what if you don't have one? That was the case for the children of Verde ...

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KaBOOM! – Build Day at Verde Gardens

The dreams of hundreds of formerly homeless children living in South Miami-Dade County have finally come true as a brand new playground they designed rose from the ground at Verde Gardens, an affordable housing community in Homestead, Florida. The playground project – funded by a partnership between Carrfour Supportive Housing, the John S. James L. Knight Foundation, and organizers from KaBOOM! – was launched months earlier, when the community’s children were ...

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NBC 6 Miami: Newly-Renovated Low-Income Apts. Open in N.M.B.

By David Jeannot

A red ribbon was cut Tuesday at Harvard House, which officially reopened to 140 low income residences in North Miami Beach.

“I’m living here for 11 years but I can’t tell you how happy I am for the renovations, “said Rose Mondesir. “Everything is brand new!”

More than 100 people including North Miami Beach Mayor George Vallejo were present at the grand reopening ceremony put on by Carrfour supportive housing. “Ladies ...

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The Doctors TV: Carrfour Resident Gets Life-Changing Smile Makeover

Susan, a mother of six, is afraid to look at herself in the mirror. She escaped an abusive relationship after her partner hit her in the face and cracked and chipped her teeth. "After that, I felt like I just gave up on everything," she says.

She lost her home, her car, and eventually her job. Now, she's living in a shelter, and she says her smile is holding her back from getting a ...

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CBS 4 Miami: Miami Man Turns Life Around, Gives Back to Fellow Vets

One veteran spent the holiday serving the people who need it most. He knows the tragedies of war can affect civilian life, and he's trying to use that knowledge to help others.

Cedric Halyard is the Veterans Outreach Director for Operation Sacred Trust, an organization led by Carrfour Supportive Houisng – Florida's leading affordable housing developer – that helps veterans find housing, jobs, and services. Halyard told CBS4's Maggie Newland that helping homeless and ...

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Noticiero Telemundo: Grand Ayuda, Verde Gardens

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CBS 4 Miami: Formerly Homeless Enjoy the Fruits of Their Labor

By Michelle Gillen

MIAMI (CBS4) – Tough economic times have left many families without homes and jobs but a sweet recipe for turning lives around is being served up in one of the best restaurants in town. At its heart, an organic farm with a first of its kind harvest in America.

As sun kissed rays dance amid the vines and the summer heat bakes the brow of farmers, the air is sweet with ...

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Alma Santos, Verde Gardens resident

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CBS 4 Miami: Innovative Housing

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NBC 6 Miami: Self-Sustaining Farm

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