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​​BROWARD CONNECTIONS GUIDEBOOK - A Guide to Behavioral Health Services

9MUSES ART CENTER   954-746-2055
7139 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313        
Member Line: 954-746-9162  
www.9musesartcenter.org 

No Fee for Persons with Diagnosis M-F: 9:00am - 5:30pm; Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm 
A community arts organization and fully-functioning art studio where instruction, mentoring and advocacy 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. Weekly support groups for depression, bipolar depression, and anxiety.


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: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Helpline available 24/7
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.

BARRY UNIVERSITY - OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC GUARDIAN
 954-862-3655
12401 Orange Drive, #211, Davie, FL 33330
www.barry.edu/office-of-public-guardian No Fee
Provides no-cost legal guardianship services to adults of limited financial means who lack the capacity to make decisions on their own behalf and in their best interest. Legal guardians protect the property and personal rights of incapacitated adults.


BROWARD COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS SECTION      
954-357-7800 / TTY: 954-357-6181

115 S. Andrews Avenue, #427, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.broward.org/humanrights No Fee M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm Spanish, French, Creole, American Sign Language

Investigates complaints of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations that violate local and federal statutes.


BROWARD COUNTY LONG-TERM OMBUDSMAN COUNCIL
954-597-2266 8333 W. McNab Road, #231, Tamarac, FL 33321
http://ombudsman.myflorida.com No Fee M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Advocates for the residents of licensed adult family care homes assisted living facilities and nursing/rehab homes and educates the public on locating appropriate facilities.

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 M-F: 9:30am - 5:00pm Spanish, Telephone for the Hearing Impaired
Provides advocacy, independent living skills, peer support groups, training to improve employability skills, assistive technology, and equipment loan use and youth services. Also offers case management services for persons with disabilities in need of long-term care or transitioning from a nursing home
facility and specialized no-cost phone equipment for Florida residents with hearing difficulties.

COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS  954-792-4000
924 NW 1st Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 No Fee M-F: 9:00am - 4:00pm Yellow House

Advocates and educates to address the needs of the homeless.  Offers clothing, crisis response, phones, computers, laundry, hygiene needs, showers, and mail service.


FAMILY VOICES954-746-2055Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida 7145 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Lauderhill, FL 33313 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.

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.
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.
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.
Parent Education & Parent Support (PEPS) Offers evidence-based parent education classes which meet DCF, ChildNet and Court criteria, and parent skills workshops. Specialty tracks are 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 are 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 us by phone only.

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.


NANCY J. COTTERMAN CENTER  954-357-5775 / TTY: 954-357-5418 (formerly Sexual Assault Treatment Center) 400 NE 4th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.broward.org/sexualassault No Fee Spanish, French, Creole
Crisis Intake Unit 24/7 
Provides hotline and immediate crisis counseling to victims of sexual assault and adult survivors of childhood abuse. Also provides forensic medical examinations and interviews, crisis counseling, victim advocacy, and information and referral.  Forensic interviews conducted upon referral from law enforcement or child protective services.
Counseling Unit M-Th: 8:30am - 8:00pm, F & Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm Individual, family and group counseling for child and adult victims of sexual assault and/or sexual abuse and their non-offending family members, and for child victims of physical abuse.  Extended forensic interviews are also provided at the request of members of law enforcement or child protective services. Offers primary prevention education services.
Child Protection Teams A team consisting of a medical director, team coordinator, psychologist, nurse practitioner, clinical supervisor, and mental health professionals serve as consultants to the Broward Sheriff’s Office Child Protective Investigation Section to assist in the investigation of child abuse that has been reported to the Florida Abuse Registry.


REBEL'S DROP-IN CENTER   954-276-3452 Memorial Outpatient Behavioral Health
3400 N. 29th Avenue, Hollywood, FL 33020
No Fee M-F: 3:00pm - 8:00pm; Sat, Sun & Holidays: Noon - 5:00pm

Peer-run drop-in center provides social support, advocacy and peer counseling for adults 18+ years overcoming mental health or substance abuse issues.


SOUTH FLORIDA WELLNESS NETWORK  954 533-0585

2901 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 105, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
www.sfwn.org No Fee - Spanish

Provides education to the public, policymakers and service providers about the negative impact and consequences of stigma and the prevalence and multiple pathways to recovery. Offers peer recovery support services including training and advocacy.


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.