Social Work and Human Services

The Apparent Greatest Strength of Miami-Dade County Community

The greatest strength Miami Dade County Community has is its ability to attract both internal and external investors. Specifically, Southern Florida, with Miami Dade at its core has been a popular destination for foreign real estate investment. This can be traced from the 19th century with the draining of the Everglades which led to property booms in the 20th century and the second boom after the Communist takeover of Cuba in 1950s (Streitfeld n.p.). I have selected this strength because it opposes the current situation in Miami. As at the moment, most Miami Dade County community members are either homeless or living in poorly constructed houses because they lack enough funds to afford better houses. This shows that social inequality and an enormous wealth gap is still evident among the Miami Dade County community members.

Service Delivery

I would advocate for multiple agencies offering different services. This is because relying on a single agency service delivery system is subject to various limitations. One of such limitations is that in an attempt to satisfy the desperate needs of clients, an agency may dilute its resources to the extent of becoming less able to do the critical role for which it was initially established (Nair et al. 51). For example, staff members in an employment agency may divert their focus from their original objective of job finding and development which may make them less effective. Another problem relates to cost. Specifically, smaller agencies may find it a burden to acquire all the resources needed to provide “one-stop shopping” as compared to larger agencies. Also, only a few agencies may be able to cater for the extra expenses desired to meet the different needs of their clients.



Works Cited

Nair, Murali Dharan, and Erick G. Guerrero. Evidence-based macro practice in social work. Gregory Publishing Company, (2014): 51-52

Streitfeld, David. “Affluent Buyers Reviving Market for Miami Homes.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 27 July 2011,