AGAPE Network

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Agape Network is a non-profit, non-denominational faith-based 501(c)(3) organization. It specializes in a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that addresses the multifaceted health issues experienced by individuals and families today.

Located in Miami-Dade County, our facilities include a six-acre community health center with residential inpatient and outpatient services located in Allapattah, an eight-acre campus located on Old Cutler Road, and various on-site locations across the county.

AGAPE's success stems from one-of-a-kind integration of services to meet clients' Psychological, Social, Physical and Spiritual needs. AGAPE combines these four elements with the integration of technology to deliver consistent and continuous quality care.

Agape Network provides holistic, value-based quality care through a patient-centered medical home for a total wellness approach, incorporating treatment modalities that heal the body, mind and spirit. With highly experienced care teams of more than 150 staff members, including physicians, board certified addiction specialists (child and adult), psychiatrists, therapists, licensed clinical social workers, care managers, chaplains, intake team, advanced nurse practitioners, benefits eligibility determination specialists, registered dieticians and peer specialists, we are uniquely qualified to serve people with complex behavioral and physical healthcare needs.

Utilizing a treatment approach that addresses the whole person, we integrate behavioral health services, primary care services, and manage transitions of care across a broad range of healthcare continuums, hospitals, criminal justice systems, and community-based systems of care. Since 2008, we have followed the patient-centered medical health home model that coordinates care of individuals' overall wellness using a team-based clinical model that includes clients, providers, and family members in-home on-site.

Our integrated medical and behavioral health services provide a continuum of care for long term engagement and wellness. Agape Network's culture of innovation is driven by evidence-based data to continuously improve and deliver high-value, cost-conscious care with outcomes that demonstrate our ability to change lives by restoring individuals and families to psychological, social, physical, and spiritual health.

Contact information

Mailing address:
AGAPE Network
22790 SW 112th Ave
Miami, FL 33170


Phone: 305-235-2616


Organization details

EIN: 592471230

CEO/President: Claudio M. Perez

Chairman: William W. White

Board size: 16

Founder: Jose E. Hernandez

Year founded: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


Throughout our network of services, we journey with our clients and their families offering unconditional love - the meaning of Agape - and pair this with professional treatment guided by best practices, and a continual quality improvement process based on evidence and outcome data.

As a faith-based organization, our guiding principles are to glorify God by promoting wellness, strengthening families, and working within a collaborative environment that values and respects our clients (regardless of their religious beliefs, our employees, neighbors and the diverse communities in which we operate.) We believe these "pillars" reflect the characteristics of God's ministry of mercy - moved with compassion to heal the sick not only in this life, but for eternity.

Mission statement

Agape Network's mission is to "Restore individuals and families to psychological, social, physical, and spiritual health." Recognizing that every person was made by a loving Creator who intends for their life to be full and purposeful, we offer integrated comprehensive quality care services rooted in compassion, hope and faith, with a belief that, by the grace of God, every individual can reach their full potential.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Health & Well-Being

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating40 of 8572 of 12
Fund acquisition rating153 of 8573 of 12
Resource allocation rating60 of 8573 of 12
Asset utilization rating155 of 8574 of 12

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$984,802$803,081$799,227$838,626$1,083,510
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,031,422$2,149,434$2,076,264$1,819,344$2,635,931
Long-term investments$0$0$17,543$17,543$21,854
Fixed assets$255,893$315,200$425,122$638,146$470,967
Other long-term assets$495,360$492,677$210,000$3,556$71,530
Total long-term assets$751,253$807,877$652,665$659,245$564,351
Total assets$2,782,675$2,957,311$2,728,929$2,478,589$3,200,282
Payables and accrued expenses$434,734$423,829$97,981$176,658$431,921
Other current liabilities$0$0$111,779$5,273$23,958
Total current liabilities$434,734$423,829$209,760$181,931$455,879
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$7,829$12,829$4,348$3,556$8,232
Total long-term liabilities$7,829$12,829$4,348$3,556$8,232
Total liabilities$442,563$436,658$214,108$185,487$464,111
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,340,112$2,520,653$2,514,821$2,293,102$2,736,171
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,013,570$4,509,649$3,945,006$3,711,523$3,814,241
Program service revenue$2,386,657$2,347,644$3,022,131$2,613,450$3,445,428
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$6,563$6,602
Other revenue$404,199$289,367$160,495$110,760$14,259
Total other revenue$2,790,856$2,637,011$3,182,626$2,730,773$3,466,289
Total revenue$6,804,426$7,146,660$7,127,632$6,442,296$7,280,530
Program services$6,330,416$6,525,526$6,181,156$5,306,639$5,282,652
Management and general$654,551$615,302$724,757$1,578,726$1,329,518
Total expenses$6,984,967$7,140,828$6,905,913$6,885,365$6,612,170
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($180,541)$5,832$221,719($443,069)$668,360
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($180,541)$5,832$221,719($443,069)$668,360


Dr Mark LatyPsychiatric$250,000
Dr Claudio M PerezPresident / CEO$140,975
Sandra HernandezVice President of Operations$121,137
Dr Jose HernandezFounder / Executive Director$118,034
Rodil MariaPsychiatric$110,576
Dr Timothy TylerDirector of Research Development$102,000

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/8/2021. To update the information below, please email:


The story of Agape Network is one of diversity, need, determination, love, and faith. Founded by retired Commander of Miami Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Chaplaincy, Jose E. Hernandez, D. Min., the organization was created to spread hope and transform the lives of those affected by crime and incarceration. It has grown to become a model of integrated behavioral healthcare and spiritual wellness.

The Cuban-born Rev. Hernandez was on a mission inspired by a higher power. It was 1981 and jails were overcrowded and overwhelmed due to the Mariel Boatlift. As a chaplain, Rev. Hernandez's passion for sharing the Good News of the Gospel and connecting people to faith, brought zeal to the correctional culture. Soon, the Reverend would pave a new path of leadership for the county, going from chaplain to the first-ever religious coordinator, and later, the first-ever commander. At one point, Rev. Hernandez oversaw six correctional facilities and more than 100,000 inmates annually. His innovative contributions included the Faith Works ReEntry Program, the development of a robust volunteer network and building a multi-faith chaplaincy program that honored diversity.

In 1983, the tragic story of a woman inmate dying at the hands of her former pimp just hours after being released served as the impetus for creating the Agape Network. At the time, the newly founded faith-based non-profit was one of the only organizations in the county to offer residential programs, transitional housing, and wrap-around services exclusively for women and their children.

Today, the Agape Network's dedication to women, children, and families runs in parallel with its robust jail ministry program. The organization's residential facility remains female but encompasses working with those impacted by substance use disorders and mental illness.

In 1992, Agape moved its headquarters to South Dade transforming a former nursing home into a nationally accredited and fully integrated community health center.

Through the years, Agape's supporters have included prominent figures from government, law enforcement, the courts, the faith community, and business leaders.

Program accomplishments

Agape has been recognized for its excellence in service by various institutions including:

- The Children's Trust, Children of Inmates Service Partnership Award - City of Miami Proclamation for Exemplary Leadership - Certificate of Appreciation, Miami-Dade County Office of Mayor Alex Penelas - The Key of the County Miami-Dade - Jessie Trice Hero Award of Healthcare - Community Action and Human Services Department Coordinated Victims Assistance Center (CVAC) Award - Community Health Foundation Recognition Award - The Flag of the United States of America by U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen - Certificate of Appreciation, The Miami Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Community - Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida Appreciation Award - Florida House of Representatives, Health & Human Services Commendation - Special recognition from Governor Charlie Crist for Agape's 25th Anniversary - Recognition of Community Service, Archdiocese of Miami - National Association of Counties Award - Aleph Institute service award