BROWARD CONNECTIONS GUIDEBOOK - A Guide to Behavioral Health Services

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.           

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ARCHWAYS 954-763-2030
919 NE13th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
www.archways.org
Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale Spanish, French, Creole, Italian, American Sign Language 

Services include supported employment services, residential supported housing and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).

ATLANTIC TECHNICAL CENTER 754-321-5100
4700 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, FL 33063
Arthur Ashe Jr. Campus  754-322-2800
1701 NW 23 Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
www.atlantictechcenter.com 
Public post-secondary career and technical education center, operating under the authority of the School Board of Broward County and the Florida Department of Education. Provides technical training, adult general education classes and support for disabled students under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA).

BEST BUDDIES BROWARD  954-449-6522
3450 Lakeside Drive #304 , Miramar, FL 33027 
www.bestbuddiesflorida.org 
No Fee

Pairs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with volunteers for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development.

BROWARD COLLEGE 954-201-7350
Central Campus                       
A. Hugh Adams Campus           
3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314                        
South Campus
Judson A. Samuels Campus
7200 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Online Campus                        
225 E. Las Olas Blvd. Bldg 31, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301          
North Campus
1000 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Weston Center
4205 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston, FL 33332
Coral Springs Center
3500 N. University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065
Miramar Town Center               
2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025                     
Pines Center

16957 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33331
Downtown Campus                  
Willis A. Holcombe Center         
111 E. Las Olas Blvd. Bldg 33, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301           
Cypress Creek
Administrative Center
6400 NW 6th Way, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Miramar West Center                
1930 SW 145th Avenue, Miramar, FL 33027                     
visit: 
www.broward.edu
Tigertail Lake Center
580 Gulfstream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004
Career Centers
North Campus - 954-201-2355
South Campus - 954-201-8865
Central Campus - 954-201-6612
Pines Center - 954-201-3601
Child Care Certification Courses  888-352-2842

Offers 40-hour required course for basic child care employment in Florida.
RENEW (Refugees Entering New Enterprises & Workforce)
Provides job readiness training to refugees, asylees, and victims of human trafficking who are living in Broward County.

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)
Housing Options Program  954-357-5099                                          
(formerly Homeless Initiative Partnership)
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. 

BROWARD OUTREACH CENTERS
SOUTH  954-926-7417
2056 Scott Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
NORTH  954-979-6365
1700 Blount Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33069
www.miamirescuemission.com/boc.htm
Provides food, shelter, substance abuse treatment, education, computer literacy, job placement, healthcare and spiritual development in a drug and alcohol free environment.  


CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING OF BROWARD                  
954-722-6400 / TTY: 954-735-0963
4800 N. State Road 7, Suite 102, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
www.cilbroward.org
No Fee Spanish, Telephone for the Hearing Impaired
M-F: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Provides advocacy, independent living skills, peer support groups, training to improve employability skills, assistive technology and equipment loan use and youth services. 

CAREER SOURCE BROWARD                          
954-202-3830 - 954-677-5555
www.careersourcebroward.com
www.employflorida.com (for employment resources)
No Fee Spanish
M-Th: 8:00am - 7:00pm; F: 8:00am-5:00pm

Provides job seekers with job leads and placement services, access to internet job searches, training and workshops, assistance with resume writing, unemployment compensation information and resource rooms with free faxes, phones, copiers and computers for job search usage. Offers transportation and childcare assistance to eligible individuals.
Ticket to Work program
Provides job training and placement and other support services to SSI/SSDI beneficiaries who are interested in working.
North  954-969-3541
2301 W. Sample Road, Bldg. 4, #7A, Pompano Beach, FL 33073
Central  954-677-5555
2610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
South  954-967-1010
7550 Davie Road Extension, Hollywood, FL 33024

​​COVENANT HOUSE FLORIDA  954-561-5559
733 Breakers Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
www.covenanthousefl.org
No Fee Spanish, Creole 24/7

Emergency shelter for youth under 21 years, including youth with babies. Provides parent education, counseling, employment assistance and life skills instruction.

DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES   954-746-1770
7771 W. Oakland Park Blvd., #185, Sunrise, FL 33351
www.myflorida.com/dbs
No Fee Spanish, Creole
M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Provides rehabilitation services to persons who are blind or have severe visual impairment.
Independent Living Services
Assists individuals who are blind or severely visually impaired to live more independently in their homes and communities.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Assists blind and visually impaired individuals seeking employment.
Braille and Talking Books Library Services
Provides reading materials to individuals who have trouble reading print because of sight impairment, reading disability or difficulty holding a book due to arthritis, stroke or an accident.

FLITE CENTER   954-530-4686                                                  
(Fort Lauderdale Independence Training & Education Center)
1100 W. McNab Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
www.flitecenter.org
Assists youth and young adults transitioning out of the foster care system with the life skills and education necessary to become self-sufficient, live independently and maintain employment.


FLORIDA DEPT. OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
(formerly Agency for Workforce Innovation)
866-352-2345 / TTY:800-955-8771
www.floridajobs.org
Florida Reemployment Office  800-204-2418
www.fluidnow.com (online application)
Provides temporary wage replacement benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own.
Special Unemployment Compensation Program
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
Provides assistance to individuals who do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits from Florida or any other state and whose unemployment is a direct result of a disaster.
Trade Readjustment Allowance Program
Provides training, job search, relocation allowances and other reemployment services to individuals who have been totally or partially separated from their job due to increased foreign imports.
Workforce Services
Provides support services to Career Source to support employers and assist individuals gain employment, remain employed and advance in their careers. See Career Source for locations.

HALLANDALE BEACH HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT

954-457-1460
Austin Hepburn Center
750 NW 8th Avenue, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
www.hallandalebeachfl.gov
No Fee
After School Program:  $200 resident / $250 non-resident annually
Spanish M-F:   8:00am - 5:30pm
After School Program - M-F: 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Senior Activity Center - M-F: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Provides social services to the residents of Hallandale Beach including job assistance.
Youth Services
Provides after-school tutorial enrichment program for youth up to 17 years with transportation for students from Hallandale Elementary and Gulfstream Middle Schools, and spring break and summer camps for youth grades K-8. 
Senior Activity Center
Provides round-trip transportation, arts & crafts, computer classes, music, enhanced fitness, educational forums, and job assistance.

HANDS ON BROWARD  954-233-1300                                          
(formerly Volunteer Broward)
6600 W. Commercial Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319
www.handsonbroward.org
No Fee M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Provides hands-on volunteer experience by matching individuals and groups with non-profit agencies with volunteer openings. Volunteer opportunities are available in a wide range of programs for people of all ages.

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H.A.N.D.Y.  954-522-2911                                         
(Helping Abused, Neglected and Dependent Youth)
501 NE 8th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
www.handyinc.org
No Fee Spanish, Creole

Provides assessments, case management and counseling for at-risk youth, birth-23 years, who have been removed from their home due domestic violence, substance abuse, physical and/or sexual abuse or abandonment. Offers tutoring, mentoring, social and recreational activities, emergency assistance for food and clothing, school supplies, housing, life skills training, post-secondary education support, internships and job placements. Referral from a social service agency is required.​​


HENDERSON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH   954-486-4005 / TTY: 954-584-4981
4740 N. State Road 7, Bldg. C #201, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319                           
www.hendersonbehavioralhealth.org
Insurance, Sliding Scale, Medicare, Medicaid

Offers crisis intervention, supported employment, and adult and youth case management, psycho-social rehabilitation and college/university student counseling.
Community Support Services:
PATH Project, Forensic & HILL Project
954-730-7284

4720 N. State Road 7, Bldg. B, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319
F.A.C.T.  954-485-8888
4720 N. State Road 7, Bldg. B, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319
Adult Outpatient & Psycho-social Rehabilitation Services:
New Vistas  954-731-1000

2900 W. Prospect Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Central  954-791-4300
330 SW 27th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
South  954-921-2600
1957 Jackson Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
West  954-888-7999
3501 S. University Drive, #6, Davie, FL 33328

HISPANIC UNITY OF FLORIDA  954-964-8884
840 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33021
www.hispanicunity.org
No Fee Spanish, Telephone for Hearing Impaired
M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Provides services to ease the cultural transition for newcomers from other nations. Provides education including ESOL classes, employment, economic development, health services, civic engagement and basic legal assistance.  Certified application counselors and navigators are available to assist with enrollment in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace insurance.
Unity 4 Kids
Provides licensed dual-language preschool that prepares children for academic and social success in kindergarten.

LIGHTHOUSE OF BROWARD COUNTY  954-463-4217
650 N. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
www.lhob.org
No Fee

Provides instruction in specific skills needed by low vision or blind persons including low vision clinic, retail store for aids and appliances, group and individual counseling, and job readiness.  In-home and in-agency programs are available.  Offers specialized programs for children with visual impairment.
Adult Vision Rehabilitation
Provides independent living skills leading to success in school, college, work, family and community for blind and visually impaired teens, adults and seniors.
Bright Beginnings
Provides specialized early intervention services for visually impaired children, birth-5 years.  Offers parents and caregivers tools to help their child reach critical developmental stages that are normally achieved through visual interaction with the world. Services are also available in the child’s natural environments such as home, daycare or another therapy provider’s location.
Teen LIFE (Learning Independence From Experience)
Offers year round after-school and weekend transition program for youth 13-21 years and a 6-week intensive summer program for planning post high school life.

MC FATTER TECHNICAL CENTER  754-321-5700
6500 Nova Drive, Davie, FL 33314 
www.mcfattertech.com
Public post-secondary career and technical education center, operating under the authority of the School Board of Broward County and the Florida Department of Education.  Provides curricula for both basic and advanced instruction in the academic and occupational programs.

OIC OF SOUTH FLORIDA  954-563-3535
(Opportunities Industrialization Centers of Broward County)
3407 Powerline Road, #100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
www.oicsfl.org
No Fee

Provides self-help skills and employment opportunities for disadvantaged and underemployed residents of Broward County.  Offers outpatient re-entry services for prison inmates.

SALVATION ARMY  954-524-6991
1445 W. Broward Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
www.salvationarmyfortlauderdale.org
Sliding Scale Spanish, French, Creole
M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Faith-based organization provides social services including food, shelter and clothing to those in need.  Also offers disaster relief services, child care centers, AIDS education and residential services, medical facilities, shelters for battered women and children, family counseling, vocational training and substance abuse rehabilitation.

SECOND CHANCE SOCIETY  954-763-5999
1835 SE 4th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
www.secondchancesociety.org
No Fee M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Assists homeless and other struggling individuals who are seeking employment to obtain basic tools, uniforms or work clothes, business licenses or certifications.  May also assist with payment for vocational training or books.  Provides help in securing birth certificate and/or I.D.

SHERIDAN TECHNICAL CENTER                   
754-321-5400 / 754-321-3900
5400 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL 33021
20251 Stirling Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33332
www.sheridantechnical.com
Public post-secondary career and technical education center, operating under the authority of the School Board of Broward County and the Florida Department of Education.  Provides academic support programs including GED preparation, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), and post-secondary workforce development training for individuals beyond compulsory school attendance age. 

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
800-772-1213 / TTY: 800-325-0778               
3201 W. Commercial Blvd. #100 , Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
www.ssa.gov
No Fee M, Tu, Th, F: 9:00am - 4:00pm; W: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Automated services: 24/7
Ticket To Work Program  866-968-7842
www.ssa.gov/work
Voluntary federally-funded employment program that helps people who receive disability benefits return to work or work for the first time while keeping their Medicare or Medicaid. Offers vocational rehabilitation and other support services that assist in achieving employment goals.

SUSAN B. ANTHONY RECOVERY CENTER
954-733-6068
1633 Poinciana Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
www.susanbanthonycenter.org
Medicaid, Sliding Scale 24/7

Provides residential substance abuse and co-occurring treatment for women with children.  Women and children live on campus in transitional housing.  Integrated services include addiction, trauma, parenting, developmental intervention, educational and vocational goals and peer mentoring/case management.  Offers aftercare and outpatient services that include case management and relapse prevention.  Also offers child therapy services.

URBAN LEAGUE  954-584-0777 
560 NW 27th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
www.ulbroward.org
No Fee

Provides programs to reduce risk factors associated with substance abuse, teen pregnancy, delinquency, and school failure and deter at-risk youth from engaging in criminal behavior. Services include tutoring, homework assistance, employability skills training, physical fitness, life skills, cultural and leadership activities, college prep workshops, anger management and behavior modification. Provides education, job training, job placement and support to young adults, 16-21 years, who have not completed high school and/or were juvenile offenders. Offers comprehensive housing counseling for first time homebuyers and individuals facing foreclosure and a 2:1 match savings program for low-income individuals/families to purchase their first home, continue post-secondary education or establish a small business.

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION  800-451-4327
Sunrise  954-747-7900
7771 W. Oakland Park Blvd., #201, Sunrise, FL 33351
Hollywood 954-893-5093
7550 Davie Road Extension, Hollywood, FL 33024
Fort Lauderdale 954-202-3800
1400 W. Commercial Blvd., #115, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
www.rehabworks.org
No Fee

Assists individuals with physical, mental or emotional disability to achieve employment goals.  Provides medical/psychological evaluations, counseling, interpreter services, adjustment services and employment assistance.

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA FLORIDA  954-735-5068
Broward Office
2713 N. Andrews Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL 33311
www.voaflorida.org
No Fee

Provides supportive housing to adults, families and veterans experiencing homelessness, individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse, and persons with limited financial resources. Offers assistance with behavioral health care, supportive housing, education, training and employment.

YOUTH CO-OP
Hollywood Office  954-327-0533

5090 Coconut Creek Parkway, Margate, FL 33063
Margate Office  954-971-1163
5090 Coconut Creek Parkway, Margate, FL 33063
www.ycoop.org
No Fee Spanish, French, Creole
M-F: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Assists refugees, asylees and public interest parolees to ease transition
to their new country.  Serves youth as well as adults, families and recent immigrants who may be unemployed or underemployed, economically disadvantaged, or face barriers to employment.
Refugee Youth & Family Program
Facilitates acculturation, the development of social skills and the improvement of grades for at-risk youth, 5-18 years, through career planning, vocational orientation, ESOL, tutoring, homework assistance, and cultural and recreational activities. Provides individual and family counseling, and offers summer camp and spring break programs.