Welcome to the Sabrina Cohen Foundation

Improving the quality of life for people living with disabilities

Sabrina Cohen turned tragedy into triumph by starting a foundation that is making it possible for people with disabilities to enjoy the beach,

The Sabrina Cohen Foundation (SCF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to developing adaptive fitness and recreational programs that provide a better quality of life for individuals living with paralysis and various disabilities.

In 2016, SCF launched “Adaptive Beach Days,” a twice-monthly, pop-up program that provides full-service access into the ocean with the help of trained staff and volunteers, access decks, beach wheelchairs and other adaptive equipment. To date, we have welcomed thousands of residents throughout South Florida and tourists from all over the world to experience beach access like never before.

With the success of our “Adaptive Beach Days” program, opening “Sabrina’s Playground,” word of mouth and social media, SCF has attracted local, national and international attention. Today, we are expanding from “pop-up” programming to building a permanent Center for year round beach access, providing even greater opportunities for the disabled community. The development of our “Adaptive Recreation Center” will be a first-of-a-kind oceanfront facility on the east coast catering exclusively to individuals with mobility challenges – from children to adults to seniors. Visitors will indulge in a uniquely empowering experience, combining indoor and beachside physical fitness with recreational activities that promote mental and spiritual wellness in one central, safe and comfortable location. The Center will feature 3 floors of fitness and therapy spaces and rooftop pool, plus full-service beachside and water activities.

Our Programs and Initiatives

Adaptive Beach Days

Living in South FLorida, access to the beach and ocean is essential to our well being and should be available to everyone. Our program provides access to the beach using a platform of decks and mats over the sand, beach wheelchairs and specialized staff/volunteers. Adaptive beach activities include: Access to Ocean/Aqua Therapy; Adaptive Surf/Water Sports; Art Therapy Chair Yoga/Meditation.

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Adaptive Fitness

Our online platform to help people to exercise, connect and stay healthy from home. We welcome everybody, at any level. Each session can be customized to suit your needs by our expert trainers. All classes are free however donations are always welcome.

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Adaptive Recreation Center

In partnership with the City of Miami Beach and others, the Sabrina Cohen Foundation is creating a first of its kind, state-of-the-art recreation and wellness facility alongside a fully accessible beach. This Center will combine physical fitness that advances human ability with daily activities that promote mental and spiritual wellness, in a safe and all-inclusive environment.

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Sabrina's Playground

The first fully accessible playground in Miami Beach at 6475 Collins Avenue. Built with residents and visitors with disabilities in mind, in partnership with the Sabrina Cohen Foundation, the city constructed the public space with a design to enable children of all abilities to play together.

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Sabrina Cohen Foundation

A proven track record of changing lives

Every time I go to the beach, it’s like the best day of my life,

Susan Solman

SCF Adaptive Beach Days Participant.
She has used a wheelchair for 19 years due to a spinal chord injury

Let's build a beach for everyone, every day.