Alliance for Change  and Empowerment (ACE)

formerly known as Consumer Network


ACE is led by individuals who share a commitment to making a difference in mental health and/or substance abuse recovery.  


At each meeting individuals in Recovery, Peer Specialists and stakeholders within the mental health, substance abuse and other community meet to discuss advocacy issues, education, training, and peer support.


The Consumer Network of Miami-Dade was established to promote recovery, leadership and advocacy training for individuals in Recovery.  


The Department of Children and Families and Thriving Mind also known as South Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc. (SFBHN) are actively involved with the Consumer Network of Miami-Dade and promote Person-driven leadership.


As we move towards a more Recovery Oriented System of Care, we agreed to move forward and change our name to reflect our commitment to recovery through Peer Support. Our membership was active involved in the Name Contest and ALLIANCE FOR CHANGE AND EMPOWERMENT was a product of such. 

Thank you!



ACE hold's monthly meetings that are open to the public. 

Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month,

from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

ACE meetings are held at the Rohde Building:

401 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Suite N-423, Miami, Florida 33128.

Two Years of Presentations - Informative, Educational and Empowering

Year 2017​

  • What You Need to Know About Glaucoma

  • Prevention & Intervention: Kristi House  Services for Child Victims of Sexual Abuse       

  • Fellowship Programs and Services

  • CLAS: Culturally &                  Linguistically Appropriate Services

  • Center for Independent Living

  • Eating for the Health of It

  • Recovery is a Journey

  • How "Single Stop" Helps Students Returning to School

  • Relapse Prevention and Learning About Your Illness

  • Services Provided by Barnabus        Community Ministries

  • Innovations in Mental Health & Addition Treatment

  • Advocacy

  • Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

  • Identity Protection 101

  • The Guardianship Program

  • Post Hurricane Resources

Year 2018

  • Suicide Prevention 

  • Housing Discrimination

  • SMART Recovery: Self- Management and Recovery Training

  • The Peer Specialist Bill SB 450 and                 Resorting Voting Rights

  • Background Screening & Waivers

  • Advocacy

  • Overview or Douglas Gardens Drop-In  Center

  • Overview of Survivor's Pathway            Organization

  • Changing Our Communities Thoughts on  Voting

  • Jessie Trice Community Health Center's (JTCHC) Behavioral Health Services

  • Health Promotion and Prevention at Care Resource

  • Entrepreneurship 

  • Care Resource Services and Youth    Sexual Health

  • Choices in Recovery

  • Information and Resources for Persons Living with Epilepsy

  • Transition: Changing Lives, One Job at a Time

  • Wellness During the Holidays


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Fresh Start of Miami-Dade, Inc.   /  18441 NW 2 Avenue, Suites 106-108, Miami Gardens, FL 33169

 Phone: (305) 623-9937 or (786) 613-3067 * Fax:  (305) 623-9917 

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