BROWARD CONNECTIONS GUIDEBOOK - A Guide to Behavioral Health Services

​​​​​​​​​​​​2-1-1 BROWARD - Dial 2-1-1 or 954-537-0211 
(formerly First Call For Help of Broward) 
TDD:   Dial 7-1-1
www.211-broward.org
No Fee Spanish, Creole, Language Line Service 24/7 

Provides 24-hour comprehensive helpline and support services for individuals seeking crisis intervention, assistance and/or information and referrals to health and human services, community resources and disaster related information in Broward County. Callers in crisis should call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.
24-Hour Helpline Services
Crisis/suicide intervention, empathetic listening, information and referral helpline for callers of all ages seeking assistance with problems and needs such as mental health, substance abuse, family violence, financial problems, hunger, shelter needs, relationship issues and depression.
Behavioral Health Info Line
954-396-4636 

Specialized 24-hour helpline providing information and referral for mental health services, substance abuse prevention and treatment programs, case management and other specialized behavioral health services. 
Special Needs Connections
954-537-0211 
www.211specialneeds.org 
Information and referral services for families and caregivers of children with physical needs and/or children with developmental disabilities including Autism, intellectual disabilities and Cerebral Palsy.
Touchline/Senior Helpline
954-537-0211 

Provides daily telephone reassurance call and emotional support for people 60+ years, living alone and in need of someone to check on them.
Homeless Helpline  
954-537-0211 

Maintains information about community resources and links homeless individuals and families seeking emergency shelter with appropriate resources. 
Teen Hotline    
954-567-8336 
www.teenspace211.org 
Provides information, referral, crisis intervention and non-judgmental    listening services for youth, to help them with issues of adolescent and   young adulthood.  
Teenspace Connexions   
954-390-0490 

Offers pre-recorded messages on topics of interest to adolescents such   as relationships, school and careers, dealing with siblings and parents,   drugs and alcohol, pregnancy and HIV/AIDS.  Counselors are available   to the caller. 
Access to Benefits   
954-537-0211 

Provides families of children with behavioral health or special needs,   under 21 years, in home consultation to assist in accessing public benefits   including Food Stamps, SSI Disability, WIC and Medicaid. 
Help Me Grow  
954-527-0211 

Provides a centralized access point for early detection and connections to services for children, ages 0-8 years, who are at risk for developmental and/or behavioral problems, including free developmental screenings.

ACHIEVEMENT & REHABILITATION CENTERS (ARC Broward)                   
954-746-9400
10250 NW 53rd Street
Sunrise, FL 33351
www.arcbroward.com
Medicaid, Sliding Scale
Spanish
M-F: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Provides support and assistance to children and adults with autism, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disabilities.  Offers rehabilitation services (OT, PT, Speech Therapy), in-home parent training, respite care, social and job skills for transitioning youth, and specialized summer camp for youth with developmental disabilities and moderate to severe behavioral challenges, 3-21 years. Also offers adult day program, residential, employment and mental health services for adults and children.
ABLE (Alternative Behavioral Learning Environment)
Provides after-school care for youth, 3-21 years with developmental disabilities and behavior issues that prevent participation in other available programs. All-day care is available on non-school days and summer.
Parents As Teachers Program (PAT)
Offers family education and support, case management, mental health
and applied behavioral analysis for parents of children with special needs, birth-10 years.  Some services available in-home.
Preschool Education & Infant Stimulation
Provides certified teachers with a low teacher/student ratio for full-day, year-round instructional curriculum of activities and therapies to facilitate growth for children with developmental disabilities. Operates a developmental preschool for children, 18 months - 5 years, with extended care available before and after school hours.           


AL ANON FAMILY GROUPS & ALATEEN                            
888-425-2666
888-4ALANON
www.southfloridaal-anon.org
No Fee 7 days a week
Spanish, French
Serves families and friends of alcoholics 19+ years, who believe their lives are affected by someone else’s drinking (Al Anon), and youth under 19 years (Alateen). Meetings are scheduled at various times and locations, 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION 

800-272-3900
Southeast Florida Chapter
201 E. Sample Road Deerfield Beach, FL 33064
www.alz.org/seflorida
No Fee Spanish, French, Creole M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Helpline available 24/7

Provides education and support to Alzheimer’s patients, families and caregivers as well as education to the community and professionals about Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. Operates dementia specific helpline for information, resources and counseling. Offers caregiver support groups, early stage support groups, advocacy & public policy initiatives, safety services for those with memory impairment, and a clinical trial matching program. Regional offices in Miami, W. Palm Beach and Hobe Sound.


AMERICAN RED CROSS 

954-797-3800
South Florida Region
600 NE 3 Avenue
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304
www.redcross.org/fl/miami
No Fee 24/7 

Provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Offers classes for first aid, CPR, water safety, lifeguard instructor and babysitter safety. Some fees may apply to these classes. Mental Health Team Offers emergency response mental health, case management and support services to survivors of a disaster.

ANN STORCK CENTER 
954-584-8000
1790 SW 43rd Way
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33317
www.annstorckcenter.org 
Provides year-round residential programs for children and adults who are severely or multiply developmentally disabled and/or medically fragile. Offers a preschool with daily educational and therapeutic training for children with developmental disabilities and family support services including counseling, respite day care and parent education. 


AUTISM SOCIETY OF BROWARD 
954-577-4141 
10250 NW 53 Street 
Sunrise, FL 33351 
www.asabroward.org
Provides family support, public outreach and education. Offers scholarships for children's summer camp programs.


BROWARD COUNTY FAMILY SUCCESS ADMINISTRATION DIVISION          
954-357-6367                                    
TTY: 800-955-8770
Edgar P. Mills Multipurpose Center
900 NW 31st Avenue, #3000
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
www.broward.org/family
No Fee
Spanish, French, Creole, American Sign Language
Telephone for Hearing Impaired
M-F: 8:30am-5:00pm
Family Success Centers

Provides social services information, referrals and services to assist individuals and families in setting goals, learning skills, and accessing the services for self-sufficiency.  
North Region Family Success Center                       
954-357-5340

Annie L. Weaver Health Center
2011 NW 3rd Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm               
Northwest Region Family Success Center    
954-357-5000
10077 NW 29th Street
Coral Springs, FL 33065
M-F: 8:00am-5:00pm
Central Region Family Success Center    
954-357-5001
Edgar P. Mills Multi-Purpose Center
900 NW 31st Avenue, #3000
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm
South Region Family Success Center                      
954-357-5650
Carver Ranches
4733 SW 18th Street
West Park, FL 33023
M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Davie Family Success Center                           
954-797-2054
4700 Davie Road, #B
Davie, FL 33314
M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Community Action Agency                               
954-357-5025
900 NW 31st Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm 

(see following for more information)

Community Action Agency assists individuals and families in setting goals, learning skills and accessing services they need to become self-sufficient including education, training, books, tools, child care, and bus passes. Offers low income Broward County residents financial assistance with electric bills depending on eligibility.
Housing Options Program                                           
(formerly Homeless Initiative Partnership)
954-357-5099    
900 NW 31st Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Provides intensive case management for families in need of temporary subsidized rental assistance including a life management skills program.  Assists chronically homeless individuals with mental health or substance abuse issues to transition from homelessness to living independently. Family Reunification Program provides a one-way bus ticket anywhere Greyhound travels to be reunified with family.


BROWARD COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION DIVISION
954-357-8100
Administrative Offices
950 NW 38th Street
Oakland Park, FL 33309
www.broward.org/parks
Telephone for Hearing Impaired
Upon Request (website can be translated to many languages)
Hours and fees vary by location

Manages more than 6,500 acres, encompassing regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks and natural areas at various stages of development.  Facilities include water parks, campgrounds, target range, stadium, skate park, observatory, mountain bike trails, educational farm with stables and a velodrome and other sports facilities.
Broward County 4-H Program                                    
954-357-5270

Offers hands-on education and fun projects for youth 5-18 years, in a wide range of areas and includes after-school programs.


BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

754-321-0000
600 SE 3rd Avenue, 7th Floor
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.browardschools.com
No Fee
Spanish, French, Creole, Portuguese
M-F: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Office of Prevention Programs                                 
754-321-1655
www.browardprevention.org
Provides culturally competent violence and substance abuse education, mental health services, and appropriate referral, treatment and follow-up services. Utilizes collaborative partnerships to provide programs that address body image, bullying, character, depression, relationships and offers a peer counseling curriculum.
BLAST                 
954-575-5998                                                   
(Building Lasting Attitudes & Strategies for Tomorrow)

Family-centered program for awareness, education, prevention and early intervention of behavior problems of at-risk children, grades K - 12.  Provides individual and group counseling focused on anger management and substance abuse prevention.
Family Counseling                                                           
754-321-1590

Provides short-term counseling for families with a child enrolled in any Broward County school, that addresses school related problems, mild depression, family communication, adjustment to significant family changes, interpersonal difficulties and minor substance abuse.
Before & After School Childcare                               
754-321-3330

Provides before and/or after-school childcare at elementary and middle schools, and maintains a list of additional private providers approved by the School Board.
Guidance                                                                 
754-321-2584 / 754-321-2585
BRACE
(Broward Advisors for Continuing Education)      
754-321-2587

Advisors work with guidance counselors to provide students with information on scholarships, financial aid and the college application process. Information on technical schools, military options and workforce entry is also available.
Health Education                                                             
754-321-1575

Provides education to maintain the health and well-being of students.
Innovative Programs                                                     
754-321-2070

Specially designated public schools that offer opportunities for in-depth experiences and study in specific areas of interest.
Seagull School Homebound Program                     
754-321-7320

Provides in-home school for medically fragile children who cannot attend classes in a school setting.
SEDNET                                                        
754-321-3400        
      
(Severely Emotionally Disturbed Children Network)                                                       
Multi-agency cooperative effort between the Broward County School Board, Department of Children and Families, parents/caregivers, children’s agencies, community mental health centers and other organizations to improve the service delivery system for SED children and adolescents.
Student Support Services                                            
754-321-1618

Federally funded remedial programs at various elementary and middle schools to help children reach their grade level in reading and math.
Child Abuse Services                                                     
754-321-1569

Provides case consultation and supportive services for children, identified or at high risk for child abuse, abandonment or neglect including victims of domestic violence and sexual behavioral problems.
Child Find                                                                           
754-321-7200

Provides resources, screening and referral for children, 0-22 years at risk of developing special needs and not receiving educational services.  Offers free evaluations for hearing, vision, speech/language and developmental functioning.
Exceptional Student Education (E.S.E.)                         
754-321-3400

Provides specialized education and services for gifted students and  students with disabilities.
Family Counseling-IDEA Students                            
754-321-3430

Provides counseling to emotionally handicapped, SED and/or autistic students, 5-22 years and their families.  Encourages teamwork home, school and other referral resources.
Florida Diagnostic & Learning                                     
754-321-2205
Resources System (FDLRS)

Provides support services to educators, parents and other professionals who work with exceptional students.
Homeless Education Program                    
754-321-1550

Identifies homeless students and removes systemic barriers to their education including school enrollment, transportation and reassignment. Provides supplemental academic and counseling
case management services.
Psychological Services                                   
754-321-3400

Provides psychological testing and other support services for students including educational placement.
SALT Program                                              
754-321-3400
(Specialized Auditory Language Training)  
                                                           
Assists parents to foster the growth of their children, 0-5 years with hearing impairment, and emphasizes parent/child interaction.
Social Work/Attendance                                              
754-321-1618

Provides supportive counseling services and attendance intervention (including individual, group or family counseling, student/family psychosocial assessments and parent education) for students and families based on individualized needs to increase student achievement.  Offers special intervention and case management services for students experiencing behavioral problems, homelessness, child abuse, teenage pregnancy or other special situations.
Strategic Planning Office                                              
754-321-1891

Provides at-risk students with the necessary tools to foster personal, academic and social growth leading to school completion.
Suicide Prevention                                                         
754-321-3425

Each school has a staff person, trained on the signs and symptoms of a child in crisis, who can be contacted regarding a student who may be suspect for suicide.
Title 1 Office                                      
754-321-1400

Provides federally funded remedial programs at various elementary and middle schools to help children reach their grade level in reading and math.


BROWARD REGIONAL HEALTH PLANNING COUNCIL
954-561-9681
200 Oakwood Lane, #100
Hollywood, FL 33020
www.brhpc.org
No Fee
Spanish, French, Creole

Legislatively designated local health planning entity delivers health and human service innovations at the national, state and local level through planning, direct services, evaluation and organizational capacity building.
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Navigator Services
Lead agency for Broward County area navigators who serve as an in-person resource for those who want additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling in the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.
Centralized Intake and Eligibility Determination (CIED)
Provides a single entry point of service and assistance for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training
Provides 40-hour training for law enforcement to improve the way officers respond to people experiencing mental health crises.
Healthy Families Broward
Community-based, voluntary home-visiting program that promotes positive parent/child interaction and healthy childhood growth and development to prevent child abuse and neglect.
HIV Planning Council
Oversees funding and services for Broward County Ryan White Part A program.
Living Healthy/Tomando Control de Su Salud
Offers a 6-week workshop, in English & Spanish, to empower older adults with various chronic diseases to take control of their health.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Team
Contracted to provide linkage, support and advocacy to clients who have mental health or co-occurring disorders and are involved in the Broward County felony court system.
TOUCH Broward
Works with communities, partners and local government to reduce health disparities and improve health and well-being in the areas of tobacco free living, active living & healthy eating,clinical & community linkages,and healthy built environments.

CAMELOT COMMUNITY CARE                          
954-958-0988
1925 S. Perimeter Road, #120
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
www.camelotcommunitycare.org
Medicaid, Sliding Scale, No Fee for qualified families
Spanish, Creole
Office Hours - M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Service Hours - M-F: 8:30am - 8pm & weekends by appointment

Provides behavioral health and child welfare services.
In-Home Counseling
Provides counseling and psychiatric services in the home, school or community for families with children 3-17 years, (up to 22 years, if qualified and already in the program by 18th birthday) who have mild to moderate emotional or behavioral difficulties.  Offers assessment, family and individual therapy.
Solutions for School Success
Offers assessment, in-home individual and family therapy, and school classroom observation and support for children 3-17 years who are having emotional and behavioral issues at school and at home that are affecting their school performance.
Family Development
Provides in-home family therapy and support services to youth 10-17 years who are at risk for abuse/neglect and are residing with their family.
Youth Transitions
Offers transitional independent living services for youth (15-22 years) with serious emotional and behavioral issues who are aging out of the child welfare system (both foster care and relative placements), including case management, youth development activities and life skills coaching counseling.
Foster Care
Provides foster parent recruitment, training and licensing services, and placement and monitoring of children in foster care, 0-17 years. Parents must meet DCF requirements.  Counseling services are provided to children who require in-home intervention for emotional and behavioral issues.


CENTER FOR AUTISM & RELATED DISABILITIES (C.A.R.D.)
954-262-7111
University of Miami/Nova Southeastern University
6100 Griffin Road
Davie, FL 33314
www.umcard.org
No Fee
Spanish
M-F: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Provides support to people with autism and related disorders, their families and the professionals who work with them.  Also serves persons with related disabilities including deaf-blindness, sensory impairments with other disabling conditions, developmental delays in children under 5 years who also present with autistic-like behaviors, and genetic disorders that may co-exist with autism symptoms (Fragile X Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis, Angelman Syndrome, among others).

CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY                                    
954-453-6400
401 NE 4th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.chsfl.org/intercoastal
Medicaid
Spanish, Creole
M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Provides adoption assistance, child abuse and neglect prevention, family counseling and emergency care for children.

CHILDNET                                                               
954-414-6000
1100 W. McNab Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
www.childnet.us
No Fee

Manages the Broward child welfare system for foster care, adoption, protective and related services for abused, neglected and abandoned children.  Provides case management, independent living and adoption services, and subcontracts with social service agencies to provide child welfare services including family preservation and strengthening, residential group and shelter care and foster home management.

CINS/FINS PROVIDER AGENCIES                    
954-486-4222

Through the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and local social service agencies, provides help to children and their families to reduce or stop behaviors that may otherwise require families to go to court as last resort.
Child In Need of Services (CINS)
Services provided to a child who has been found by the court to be runaway, truant or ungovernable.
Families In Need of Services (FINS)
Services provided to a family that has a child who is displaying behaviors such as truancy, runaway, and will not follow directions or is beyond parental control.
Non-Residential Counseling
Provides family counseling to stabilize a crisis, keep families intact, minimize out-of-home placement, provide aftercare services for youth returning home from shelter services and prevent the involvement of families in the juvenile justice and dependency systems.
Shelters
Provides short-term, primarily voluntary, services including crisis intervention, shelter, food, clothing, case management and counseling. Shelter services are available 24/7.
Lippman Youth Shelter                               
954-568-2801
221 NW 43rd Court
Oakland Park, FL 33309
Lutheran Services of Florida                 
954-486-4222
4675 N. State Road 7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
Mt. Bethel Human Services                       
954-766-6058
597 NW 9th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Community Based Connections               
954-524-9797
1033 Sistrunk Blvd., #201
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP DIVISION        
954-357-8647
TTY: 954-357-2882
115 S. Andrews Avenue, #A-370                             
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.broward.org/humanservices/communitypartnerships
M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Branch of Broward County Government responsible for the planning, coordination, administration and evaluation for human services programs including behavioral health and child care licensing.


COOPERATIVE PARENTING & DIVORCE (CO-PARENTING)
954-746-2055 
Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida
7145 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Lauderhill, FL 33313-1012
www.mhasefl.org
Sliding Scale
Creole, Hebrew
Hours by appointment

Evidenced-based and court approved individual and group training, for moderate to high conflict divorced couples and parents living in separate households, to reduce parental conflict and risk factors that influence the child's post-divorce adjustment.  Supervised visitations and therapeutic supervised visitations also available on and off site.

EARLY LEARNING COALITION                        
954-377-2188
6301 NW 5th Way, #3400
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
www.elcbroward.org
Spanish, French, Creole
M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Provides resources, advocacy, leadership, coordination and oversight for early care and education from birth to 12 years and supports access to school-age care to ensure children's success in school.  Assists income-eligible families with the cost of child care so they may continue to work and/or participate in training.  Through the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program (VPK), prepares children by helping them develop the skills needed to become good readers and successful students.  Offers developmental screenings for children whose families participate in the school readiness program.


FAMILY CENTRAL                                                
954-720-1000
840 SW 81st Avenue
N. Lauderdale, FL 33068
www.familycentral.org
Sliding Scale
Spanish, Creole
M-F: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Connects families with childcare resources and provides community-based parenting classes and in-home parenting education.
Resource & Referral Warm Line                       
954-724-4609

Provides referrals to early care and school readiness programs and child care services during times when children are out of school.

FAMILY VOICES
954-746-2055
Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida
7145 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Lauderhill, FL 33313-1012
www.mhasefl.org
Trained mentors work with, and advocate for, families of children/youth diagnosed with,or at risk for, behavioral disorders. Offers individual and group support.


FLORIDA INITIATIVE FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION (F.I.S.P.)
954-384-0344
2645 Executive Park Drive
Weston, FL 33331
www.fisponline.org
Some fees
Spanish
M-F:  9:00am - 5:00pm

Provides suicide prevention education, support for survivors of suicide, legislative advocacy and program research.  Callers in crisis should call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Sun Program (Solutions Unlimited Now)
Offers teens a group program that addresses life skills, problem-solving, self-confidence and empathy.
HOPE Clubs (Helping Overcome Problems Effectively)
Provides curriculum, support and materials for middle schools, high schools or colleges to establish clubs.


GILDA'S CLUB                                                
954-763-6776
119 Rose Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
www.gildasclubsouthflorida.org
No Fee
Provides social connections and support groups, workshops, education and activities for anyone living with cancer, along with families and friends.  Offers bereavement services for adults and children.
Noogieland
Offers social and emotional support for children and teens living with cancer, or those who have, or have lost, a loved one with cancer.  Provides events and teen groups to meet the special needs of adolescents.  School re-entry program assists children, their classmates and teachers following a cancer diagnosis or treatment.

HEALTHY MOTHERS, HEALTHY BABIES COALITION
954-765-0550
1100 W. State Road 84
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
www.hmhbbroward.org
No Fee
Spanish Creole

Provides prenatal care, parenting, education and support services to reduce infant death, and temporary assistance for basic needs (food, one-time partial rental assistance and vouchers) to low-income Broward families who meet income eligibility.
Cribs for Kids
Provides cribs for and education to families in need of a safe sleeping environment for an infant.
Fatherhood Mentorship Program
Provides individual and group education to help men develop the skills needed to become and remain active in their child’s lives.
Forget Me Not
Provides individual and group bereavement support to families who have experienced the loss of a baby.
Healthy Families
Provides education and case management to pregnant or parenting families living in targeted zip codes to prevent abuse and neglect.
Mahogany Project
Provides intensive case management including childbirth education, nutrition, breastfeeding and infant care to high-risk mothers in the 33311 zip code.
Mothers Overcoming Maternal Stress (M.O.M.S) Program
Provides in-home counseling, parenting education and case management for pregnant women or mothers, with children through the age of 1 year, who are experiencing symptoms of depression and other stressors.
Teen Collaborative Project
Provides in-home case management to at-risk teenage girls during their pregnancy and up to their child's second birthday.


HOPE WOMEN'S CENTERS  954-372-7089
991 SW 71st Avenue, N. Lauderdale, FL 33068
www.thereishope.org
No Fee M-Th: 9:00am - 5:00pm; F: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Provides confidential pregnancy testing, options counseling, limited obstetric ultrasounds, referrals and STI testing.
Fort Lauderdale Center  954-568-2616
840 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334
M-Th: 9:00am - 5:00pm; F: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Davie Center  954-452-9459
2261 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33328
M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm; Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
North Lauderdale Center  954-726-7464
943 SW 71st Avenue, N. Lauderdale, FL 33068
M-Th: 9:00am - 5:00pm; F: 9:00am - 1:00pm

JEWISH ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE OPTIONS (JAFCO)
954-749-7230
4200 N. University Drive, Sunrise, FL 33351
www.jafco.org
No Fee M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Emergency Shelter 24/7

Provides services for at-risk children and their families including adoption program, foster care, group homes, case management for family preservation and developmental disabilities program.  Emergency shelter for children 0-12 years who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.  Independent living program supports youth, 13-21 years, living in the group home to eventually live on their own.
Senior Caregiver Program
Offers support to grandparents, 55+ years, who are raising their grandchildren. Assists with daycare, after-school care and camp.Bi-weekly support group.

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST FLORIDA (MHA)
(formerly MHA of Broward County)
954-746-2055
7145 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313-1012
www.mhasefl.org
M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Additional hours by appointment
No Fee for most services Spanish, Creole

Provides information and referral to the public and private community. Offers resources and education for the prevention of mental illness and the promotion of mental health, and advocacy for and empowerment of people with behavioral illness.
Connections
Provides a comprehensive guide to social services in Broward County. A copy of Connections can be picked up at the MHA office. You can also download a PDF copy online (
www.mhasefl.org).
Consumer Support
Offers a range of peer-to-peer social activities, support groups and educational opportunities including groups for anger and stress management, hoarding, anxiety disorders, depression, depression in older adults, OCD (hosted), as well as Recovery workshops and Schizophrenics Anonymous meetings.                 Cooperative Parenting & Divorce (Co-Parenting)
Evidenced-based and court approved individual and group training, for moderate to high conflict divorced couples and parents living in separate households, to reduce parental conflict and risk factors that influence the child's post-divorce adjustment. Supervised visitations and therapeutic supervised visitations also available on and off site.
Family Voices
Trained mentors work with, and advocate for, families of children/youth diagnosed with, or at risk for, behavioral disorders. Offers individual and group support.
I’m Thumbody (2nd grade) Thumbody, Too (kindergarten)
Provides group self-esteem programs that introduce mental health, resilience and bully prevention themes.  Promotes respect for self and others, responsibility for behavior and sources of safe help.
Listen to Children (MHA Listeners)
Offers an elementary school-based mentoring program that pairs children with screened, trained, supervised volunteers who provide weekly support focused on self-esteem, communication and problem-solving skills.
Live Your Life Well
A national public education campaign designed to help people better cope with stress and enhance their well-being. Live Your Life Well can be presented as an in-service training or public presentation.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)  Outreach Partnership Program
Outreach Partner for the State of Florida in a nationwide initiative of the NIMH with support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to strengthen the public health impact of research by disseminating the latest scientific findings; informing the public about mental disorders, alcoholism, and drug addiction; and reducing the associated stigma and discrimination. Provides in-service training, public presentations and literature through public education.
9Muses Art Center
7139 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313
www.9musesartcenter.org
M-F: 10:00am - 6:00pm, Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Member Phone:  954-746-9162

A community arts organization and fully-functioning art studio where instruction and mentoring are offered. Arts disciplines include painting, drawing, pottery, textiles, 2D & 3D design, sculpting, design, music, drama and creative writing. On-site Frame Shop and Gallery is open to the public.
Parent Education & Parent Support (PEPS)
Offers evidence-based parent education classes which meet DCF, ChildNet and Court criteria, and parent skills workshops. Specialty tracks available for parents of infants, children and teens. In-home and hands-on parenting available for ChildNet referred clients. Fee-based parent education and anger management available by request.
Parenting Enrichment Classes
Fee-based community workshops are available on parenting subjects including communication, listening, positive discipline and stress management.
PROSPER (Peers Reaching Out Support Partners for Emotional Recovery)
7139 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313
This recovery initiative for adults with mental illness pairs consumers to peer partners who assist one another as they pursue life skills,social skills and health agendas that support recovery. Social skills and successful community integration are reinforced.
Public Policy Initiatives
Supports and advocates public policy and agendas consistent with the values of access, choice and empowerment.
Seth Line  954-578-5640
Peer Support Warm Line  866-964-3714

Provides a "warm line" offering peer support, information and referral, and telephone reassurance to any person seeking a caring and supportive listener. Contact is by phone only.

MOUNT BETHEL HUMAN SERVICES  954-763-5010
1021 NW 6th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
www.mbhsc.org
No Fee Spanish M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Provides services for at-risk families including foster care, family reunification, child care assistance, emergency food pantry, parenting and neighborhood empowerment.
CINS/FINS (Children in Need of Services/Families in Need of Services)
Provides services to youth 10-17 years, who are at risk for delinquency.
New Vision Community Development Corporation
Offers certified HUD housing counseling to first-time homebuyers.
Foster Home Management
Provides a stable, nurturing environment for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Family Resource Center  954-768-0920
1004 NW 1st Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Provides neighborhood-based support services including child care assistance to qualified families within the specified boundary of Fort Lauderdale, and a food pantry on Thursdays.

NAMI BROWARD  954-316-9907
4161 NW 5th Street, Plantation, FL 33317
www.namibroward.org
No Fee Spanish M-F:  9:00am - 5:00pm

Provides support, advocacy and educational resources for persons living with serious mental illness and their families.  Support groups are available for persons living with mental illness as well as groups for family members and/or caregivers of persons diagnosed with a mental illness.

PARENT’S INFORMATION & RESOURCE CENTER
954-785-8285
817 N. Dixie Highway, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
www.pircinc.org
Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale
Spanish, French, Creole
M-F: 9:00am - 6:00pm, Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Provides outpatient individual and family counseling, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, case management, psychological testing, parenting classes and anger management training for parents and children who are at risk of separation or are attempting reunification.

SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES  954-420-5030
3681 NW 29th Place, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
www.sosflorida.com
No Fee 24/7

Residential community of 12 single-family homes, a community center and a program services building that serves children in foster care and allows brothers and sisters, who are typically separated while in foster care, to reunite and maintain their family connection.  Staff members live with youth to provide a combination of family life, friends, school, extracurricular activities, therapy and life skills classes that help youth overcome their traumatic pasts and learn to become independent.  Offers an after care program for young adults transitioning out of foster care that helps them find housing, employment, finish their education and raise their own children.

TOMORROW'S RAINBOW  954-978-2390
4341 NW 39th Avenue, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
www.tomorrowsrainbow.org
No Fee

Provides grief support for children, and their families, who have experienced the death of a loved one.  Uses miniature horses as supportive tools for healing.

TRUSTBRIDGE HEALTH  954-267-3800
550 Cypress Creek Road, #550, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
www.trustbridge.com
Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale
Spanish, Creole 24/7

Offers support for families facing any stage of illness, including home health care, hospice care and caregiver support.  Provides care for qualitied patients regardless of ability to pay in-home or at hospice sites.

WOMEN IN DISTRESS  954-760-9800
Hotline: 954-761-1133
PO Box 50187, Lighthouse Point, FL 33074
www.womenindistress.org
No Fee Telephone for Hearing Impaired
Spanish, Creole, Language Line assistance available
M-Th: 9:00am - 9:00pm; F: 9:00am - 5:00pm;
Shelter: 24/7

Operates a 24-hour domestic violence crisis line and emergency shelter.  Provides counseling for men, women and children including support groups and individual advocacy services.


Helpful Information on the Web

Addiction Is a Mental Illness - Treat It That Way

Unconventional Grief: Grieving Someone Alive
Careers in Addiction
Holistic Approach to the Addiction Recovery Process