Sabrina Cohen, Disabled Advocate and President of the Sabrina Cohen Foundation (SCF), approached her hometown with a novel idea:
Let’s create a Beach for ALL.
Today, SCF’s mission revolves around the foundation’s largest undertaking to date – a partnership with the City of Miami Beach that includes multiple initiatives to provide disabled individuals, veterans, children with special needs and the elderly the same perks of living in South Florida as everyone else – Access to the beach and ocean.
Welcome to Sabrina’s Adaptive Beach.
The Sabrina Cohen Foundation “Adaptive Beach Days” program began in the Summer 2016 and is growing strong, welcoming hundreds of participants, volunteers, family and friends every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Join us 11am to 3pm at 6475 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.
Seaside facility for disabled gets initial commitment from Miami Beach:
Miami Beach, FL – July 26, 2017: The Sabrina Cohen Foundation continues to lead the effort to build a first of a kind Adaptive Recreation Center in Miami Beach. The city has committed a portion of a beachside parking lot in Mid-Beach to build a facility where people with disabilities can access the ocean. The commission’s vote came on the 27th anniversary of the signing into law of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else in America can enjoy. “I think this is the greatest gift that our city has been given,” said Mayor Philip Levine. “It’s one more feather in our cap to welcome this particular community,” he added.
“We are very grateful to Mayor Levine and the commission for their support. Now is the time for all of us to come together as a community, to join in creating a facility that will put Miami Beach on the map as a destination that everyone can enjoy, no matter what their physical abilities,” said Cohen
Visit our MEDIA page to read more about our exciting work…
WSVN 7 News SPLASH: “Beach day held after Miami Beach OKs special needs Recreation Center” WATCH INTERVIEW
A 6-1 vote marked a victory for the Sabrina Cohen Foundation at Miami Beach City Hall on 7/26/17. READ MORE about plans to construct a first-of-a-kind Adaptive Rec Center
* SCF “Quality of Life” Sponsor
Adaptive Beach Days take place the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
Time: 11am – 3pm
Beach location: 6475 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141
“Sabrina Cohen turned tragedy into triumph by starting a foundation that is making it possible for people with disabilities to enjoy the beach.”
A Brief Conversation with Disabilities Rights Activist Sabrina Cohen.
Miami Beach Visual Memoirs Project – June 2015