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Branches, formerly known as  South Florida Urban Ministries, is a faith based nonprofit serving the Miami area and provides life-changing opportunities to hardworking families and their children to help them break the cycle of generational poverty. Our Mission is to serve, educate and inspire people through student, family and financial wellness services in partnership with our communities.

We fulfill our mission by engaging children, youth and adults with opportunities for them to become better educated, more financially stable, able to make long-term, positive life choices and to know God. Our focus is on student achievement, family services, and financial wellness and our programs serve children, youth, adults and families through our three respective program areas: Grow, Climb & Achieve. To learn more, please visit:

Support this ministry by volunteering in one of the following:

To serve and support Branches’ programs serving children, youth or adults, please visit:

Mission opportunities:

May through August and during Spring Break (late March)

Conference Advance Special # 510004

Contact person: Brent McLaughlin, President & CEO

Address: 11500 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33168
Phone: (305) 442-8306 x2008

For mission teams looking for specific projects, please contact Kim Torres at or 786-650-2007