Giving Back

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Unknown

Our Giving

Service to others and community is part of the fabric of Ronald L. Book, P.A, with firm founder, Ron Book, leading by example. 

Ron serves as Chairman of the Board for the Lauren’s Kids Foundation, a not-for-profit entity he and his daughter, Florida State Senator Lauren Book, founded in 2007.  The Lauren’s Kids Foundation is dedicated to ending childhood sexual abuse through education and awareness and helping survivors heal with guidance and support.  The foundation educates adults and children about sexual abuse prevention through in-school curricula that is currently offered in over 90,000 classrooms nationwide.  They also engage with the community through various awareness campaigns and speaking engagements around the country and the world.

The Foundation plays a key role in advocating for victims of abuse and has worked to pass dozens of laws in Florida, and around the nation, aimed at protecting children.  We encourage you to visit the website and learn more.  If you are in a crisis, please call 911 immediately. If you are trying to make a report of suspected child sexual abuse, find your local reporting agency here or call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (224453).If you are in need of services for hope and healing within the state of Florida, click here to find your local center.

Miami-Dade Homeless Trust

The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust is tasked with ending homelessness in Miami-Dade County.  Ron serves as Chairman of the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust, where he has been a member for more than 25 years, first appointed by Mayor Alex Penelas and subsequently reappointed numerous times. The Trust administers a budget of over $66 million in funds and oversees Miami-Dade County’s full Continuum of Care.  Under Ron’s leadership, the Trust has been recognized numerous times as a national best practice model, and was proud to host HUD Secretary Ben Carson, last year, when the Trust was among the first in the country to announce and end to Veteran’s homelessness in our community. If you are homeless or about to be, or know someone who is, a trusted resource is just a phone call away. 1-877-994-4357.

While a phone call doesn’t mean an automatic place to stay, the Helpline is the “front door” to available resources. Homeless individuals and families will be assessed according to their need and vulnerabilities, and then directed to necessary services and assistance.

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