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

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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 

Care Coordination 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
Child Care Resource & Referral Provides referrals for quality childcare, early learning programs, and community resources. 

Help Me Grow 954-537-0211 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.
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. 

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.  

A CHILD IS MISSING   954-763-1288 500 SE 17th Street, #101, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
www.achildismissing.org No Fee Spanish - 24/7

Assists law enforcement agencies in the search and early recovery of missing children, the elderly (often with Alzheimer’s Disease), on-campus college students and disabled individuals in the first hours of their disappearance by use of telephone alert calls; over 1,000 calls can be placed in less than 60 seconds. Includes Amber Alerts, Silver Alerts, and Blue Alerts.​
Child Abduction Response Teams (C.A.R.T. Alerts) Serves as an activation arm for mobilization of teams that consist of members of all facets of law enforcement, emergency response, non-profit organizations, and civil search groups that work together when a child is abducted.​
Child Safety Education Program Provides age-appropriate programs for children that include safety tips, anti-bullying, internet safety, and effective communication.​
Sexual Predator Adult Educational Awareness Teaches adults how to respond to children’s issues relating to childhood sexual abuse and sexual predators.​

ACHIEVEMENT & REHABILITATION CENTERS (ARC Broward) 954-746-940010250 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, a 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.
Respite Care Provides care and supervision to children with developmental disabilities. Also available in the family home.         

AMERICAN RED CROSS  South Florida Region 954-797-3800600 NE 3 Avenue, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304
www.redcross.org/fl/miami No Fee 24/7 

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   954-584-80001790 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 daycare, and parent education. 

AUTISM SPEAKS  786-235-1165  5805 Blue Lagoon Drive #170 Miami, FL 33126 www.autismspeaks.org/south-florida
Provides services for individuals with autism and their families across the autism spectrum and throughout the life span.

BANYAN HEALTH SYSTEMS  954-327-4060 1061 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park, FL 33309
www.banyanhealth.org Medicaid, Sliding Scale
Provides onsite and community counseling services to adults and adolescents, 12 years and older, for chemical dependency, psychological and psychiatric issues, domestic violence and other family problems, suicide prevention and legal involvement.

BEST BUDDIES BROWARD  954-449-65223450 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.

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS OF BROWARD 954-584-99904101 Ravenswood Road, #123, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 www.bbbsbroward.org No Fee
Provides children facing adversity with professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships. Offers specialized mentor programs for youth 13-21 years in protective custody and transitioning out of foster care, and children who have one or both parent(s) incarcerated.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS   954-537-1010David & Kay Hughes Administrative Headquarters 877 NW 61 Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.bgcbc.org Fees Apply Administration -  M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Clubs - M-F: 2:00pm - 8:00pm, Sat: 11:00am - 3:00pm 
Additional hours when school is closed Chartered clubs help youth develop academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.                                                                            Thomas D. Stephanis Club, Pompano Beach - 954-941-2697
Florence A. DeGeorge Club, Davie - 954-236-2790
Harold Reitman Club, Ft. Lauderdale - 954-797-7097
Jim & Jan Moran Club, Deerfield Beach - 954-725-5545
Carver Ranches Club, West Park - 954-967-8787
Lauderhill Club, Lauderhill - 954-731-3552
Leo Goodwin Teen Center, N. Lauderdale - 954-722-5580
Levine/Slaughter Club, N. Lauderdale - 954-726-3927
Marti Huizenga Club, Hollywood - 954-983-0626
Nan Knox Club, Ft. Lauderdale - 954-463-6392
Lester H. White Club, Ft. Lauderdale - 954-585-6351
Rick & Rita Case Club, Davie - 954-433-9000

BROWARD CHILDREN'S CENTER   954-943-7336 200 SE 19 Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 www.bcckids.org
Provides a range of health, wellness, education, recreation, therapeutic, daily living and advocacy services for infants, children and young adults with special health care needs.  Offers special needs medical case management.

115 S. Andrews Avenue, #A-360, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 
www.broward.org/children M-F:  8:30am - 5:00pm

Responsible for the strategic planning and administration of contracts awarded to non-profit and public organizations that provide services to children and their families in the areas of behavioral health, special needs, independent living, childcare, deep-end acting-out youth and system of care.

Edgar P. Mills Multipurpose Center 900 NW 31st Avenue, #3000, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 
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 
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, childcare, and bus passes. Offers low income Broward County residents financial assistance with electric bills depending on eligibility.
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. Family Reunification Program provides a one-way bus ticket anywhere Greyhound travels to be reunified with family.

BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY   954-357-7444100 S. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.broward.org/library www.browardlibrary.org
No Fee Hours vary by library location 
Provides library services to residents for information and recreation at locations throughout the county. Offers specialized resources for youth and persons with disabilities. Library cards are free of charge upon request with proof of Broward County residence. Also offers online resources including e-books.

Administrative Offices 950 NW 38th Street, Oakland Park, FL 33309 

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, an 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  754-321-0000600 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

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 (Building Lasting Attitudes & Strategies for Tomorrow) 954-575-5998
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 an in-home school for medically fragile children who cannot attend classes in a school setting.
SEDNET  754-321-3400 (Severely Emotionally Disturbed Children Network)                                              

A 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 754-321-1569Provides case consultation and support 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.)  754-321-3400Provides specialized education and services for gifted students and students with disabilities.
Family Counseling-IDEA Students  754-321-3430Provides 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  754-321-1550Identifies 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 754-321-3400Provides 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  754-321-1618Provides 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  754-321-1891Provides at-risk students with the necessary tools to foster personal, academic and social growth leading to school completion.
Suicide Prevention  754-321-3425Each 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 - 754-321-1400Provides federally funded remedial programs at various elementary and middle schools to help children reach their grade level in reading and math.

BROWARD HEALTH  (formerly North Broward Hospital District) 954-473-7458
Corporate Office 1800 NW 49th Street #110, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 
www.browardhealth.org Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale Spanish, French, Creole, American Sign Language, Interpretation Services Available
Clinica de las Americas 
 954-761-10201101 NW 1st Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale M-F: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Sat: By Appointment
Provides culturally competent and sensitive primary care and pediatric services to the Latin community.
Pompano Pediatric Primary Care  954-785-4273601 W. Atlantic Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Pompano Prenatal Care Center 954-785-4273
601 W. Atlantic Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale M-F: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Only blood work done on Mondays)

Provides pregnancy testing, prenatal care, laboratory services, Healthy Start, nutritional counseling, WIC services, and parenting education.  Co-located with Pompano Pediatric Primary Care Ctr.
Cora E. Braynon Health Center (formerly Seventh Avenue Family Health Ctr.)  954-759-6600 200 NW 7th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale Spanish, French, Creole, Interpretation for American Sign Language and other languages M-F: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Pharmacy - M-F: 8:30am - 6:30pm / Urgent Care - M-F: 8:00am - 8:30pm

Provides adult and pediatric primary health care services for uninsured and low-income individuals.  Includes immunization, vision and hearing screenings, nutritional counseling, pregnancy testing, ultrasound, genetic screening, Healthy Start & WIC screening, dental, laboratory, pharmacy, behavioral health, and urgent care services.

BROWARD REGIONAL HEALTH PLANNING COUNCIL 954-561-9681200 Oakwood Lane, #100, Hollywood, FL 33020
www.brhpc.org No Fee Spanish, French, Creole 
Healthy Families Broward
A community-based, voluntary home-visiting program that promotes positive parent/child interaction and healthy childhood growth and development to prevent child abuse and neglect.

BROWARD SHERIFF’S OFFICE (B.S.0)   954-831-89002601 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

Provides law enforcement and fire rescue services for unincorporated areas of Broward County as well as municipalities that have contracted for these services and the Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Port Everglades and the Broward County Courthouse.  District offices are located throughout the county.
Child Protective Investigative Svcs  954-797-5299Investigates allegations of child abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Youth & Special Needs Services  954-321-4100Targets youth & special needs population.
Police Athletic League (PAL) provides youth an opportunity to stay out of trouble by participating in sports and other activities after school or during the summer.
Law Enforcement Explorers Offers teens and young adults the opportunity to learn and experience lawful citizenship by participating side-by-side with certified BSO deputies in ongoing training and community service projects.
Fire Rescue Explorers  954-831-8200Provides high school students with practical training and experience through education, community involvement, and public service. 
Juvenile Firesetter Prevention & Intervention Program 954-831-8210 Provides prevention and intervention through specialized fire safety education for youth, 2-17 years, targeting at-risk youth with an interest in, or a history of starting fires, initiating bomb threats, creating destructive incendiary devices or pulling fire alarms.
Juvenile Assessment Center  954-761-26412600 SW 4th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315 Manages the centralized juvenile drop-off point for deputies and law enforcement officers where assessment and case management services are provided to at-risk youth.

CAMELOT COMMUNITY CARE   954-958-09881925 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: 8:30 am - 8 pm & 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).

CENTER FOR HEARING AND COMMUNICATION 954-601-1930 / TTD: 954-601-1938 / Video Ph: 954-642-2351 

2900 W. Cypress Creek Road, #3, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.chchearing.org Medicare, Private Pay, Sliding Scale
American Sign Language M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Provides interdisciplinary clinical and support services for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, and their families. Offers psychological evaluation and counseling, substance abuse counseling, case management, audiology services, support groups, assistive listening devices, and specialized no-cost phone equipment for Florida residents with hearing difficulties. After-school and summer youth programs and American Sign Language instruction are also available.

CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING OF BROWARD 954-722-6400 / TTY: 954-735-09634800 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. 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.

954-357-4800 / TTY: 954-831-3940
115 S. Andrews Avenue #119, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
M-F:  8:00am - 5:00pm

Regulates and monitors child care facilities and family child care homes in accordance with Broward County Ordinance and State Statute. Provides criminal background screening for employment in childcare facilities and child care homes.

CHILDNET   954-414-6000
1100 W. McNab Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
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.

1401 S. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

Provides medical care, case management, social services and other types of intervention to children and adolescents with chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities and support and education to their families. Assists pregnant women receive prenatal care.
Comprehensive Family AIDS Program
Provides care to infants, children. women and families who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including gynecology, nutritional counseling, dental care, laboratory tests, medication management, mental health assessment and counseling, support groups and summer camp program for infected children.

CHILDREN'S HARBOR   954-252-3072
19425 SW 58th Manor, Pembroke Pines, FL 33332

Provides residential services for foster children in a family-style setting, and community-based services for the prevention and intervention of abuse and neglect.
Family Strengthening Program
Provides in-home counseling and case management for families with children, 0-18 years living in the home, to keep families intact, prevent abuse/neglect, improve relationships and incorporate the nurturing parenting model.
Residential Group Home
Provides 24-hour care and supervision for pregnant and/or parenting teens and their infants in foster care, and 24-hour care and supervision for sibling groups in foster care to allow them to remain together. Referrals come from ChildNet.

401 NE 4th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Medicaid Spanish, Creole M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm

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

1625 SE 3rd Avenue, #415, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

Provides family-centered prevention, early intervention, primary care, medical, therapeutic specialty and long-term care to children under 21 years with special healthcare needs.

6600 W. Commercial Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319

Provides leadership, coordination, and funding for services for and on behalf of children.

CHRYSALIS HEALTH   954-587-1008
3800 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Medicaid, Insurance, Private Pay, Sliding Scale
Spanish, French, Creole

Provides behavioral health services for children, youth and adults including individual, family and group therapy for mental health and substance use disorders, psychiatric services, medication management, psychosocial rehabilitation services, residential care, case management, and psychological testing. In-home services are available.

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 a 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.
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

954-357-8647 / TTY: 954-357-2882
115 S. Andrews Avenue, #A-370, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
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.

733 Breakers Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
No Fee Spanish, Creole 24/7

Emergency shelter for youth under 21 years, including youth with babies.  Provides shelter, food, clothing, health services, parent education, counseling, substance abuse treatment, case management, employment assistance, life skills instruction, transportation assistance and transitional housing for older adolescents bridging into independent living.

150 NE 2nd Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Offers athletic programs, teen center and summer camp at various locations.
Westside Park Summer Camp 954-480-4481

Serves economically-disadvantaged children, 6-12 years, who are primarily from Deerfield Beach's Consolidated Plan area.
Teen Center
1345 SW 11th Way, Deerfield Beach, FL 

2928-A N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313

Oversees detention, prevention  & victims, and residential services for youth.
Probation and Community Intervention
Youth, under 18 years, charged with a crime in Florida are referred to DJJ. A referral is similar to an arrest in the adult criminal justice system. DJJ provides a recommendation to the State Attorney and the Court regarding appropriate sanctions and services for the youth. When making recommendations, DJJ has two options:
Offers programs that are alternatives to the formal juvenile justice system for youth who have been charged with a minor crime. Diversion programs employ non-judicial sanctions including restitution to victim(s), community service hours, letter of apology to victim(s), curfew, forfeiture of driver’s license, encouragement to avoid contact with co-defendants, friends, or acquaintances deemed to be inappropriate associations, referrals to local social service agencies, and substance abuse or mental health counseling.
Court-ordered sanctions and services are overseen by an assigned juvenile probation officer who monitors compliance and helps the youth connect with service providers.  If the youth does not comply with probation, is charged with a serious crime, or has a significant history of offenses, the youth may be ordered to live in a residential facility for a period of time. After discharge from the facility, the youth is usually placed on Conditional Release (much like parole in the adult criminal justice system) that provides monitoring and services while transitioning back to the community after being in a residential program.
Juvenile Detention Center  954-467-4563
222 NW 22nd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
A secure facility that serves youth detained pending adjudication, disposition or placement in commitment facility.  Services include education, mental health, substance abuse treatment, and health care.
Prevention and Victims Services
Provides contracted delinquency prevention programs that address specific problems and provide interventions for at-risk youth and their families to reduce juvenile crime and protect public safety. Programs target high-risk juveniles and those who exhibit problem behaviors such as ungovernability, truancy, running away from home and other pre-delinquent behaviors.
Residential Services
Contracts to provide residential programs for juvenile offenders.
Broward Girls Academy 954-322-6500
Residential program for low and moderate risk girls, 14-19 years, who are committed to DJJ after being assessed and classified as a moderate risk with serious to severe mental disturbance. Services include mental health group, individual and family counseling. Education services are provided by the Broward County Schools.
Pompano Substance Abuse Treatment Center  954-956-5615
Staff-secured substance abuse treatment program for moderate risk boys,13-18 years. Uses evidence-based curriculum and treatment with an integrated education program provided by the Broward County Schools.  Also offers a culinary arts vocational program. Basic medical services are provided onsite.
Thompson Academy 954-967-6300
Residential program for youth, 13-18 years, who are committed to DJJ after being assessed and classified as moderate-risk to public safety. Utilizes a community therapeutic model and has a full-time medical department and the on-site educational program provided by Broward County School System.
Juvenile Assessment Center  954-467-4600
2600 SW 4th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Provides screening of youth offenders.

7771 W. Oakland Park Blvd., #185, Sunrise, FL 33351
No Fee Spanish, Creole
M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Provides rehabilitation services to persons who are blind or have severe visual impairment.
Blind Babies Program
Provides community-based early intervention education for children, 0-5 years, who are blind or visually impaired.

6301 NW 5th Way, #3400, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
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.

(formerly Horses and the Handicapped)
Tradewinds Park
3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Fees apply M-Sat: 7:00am - 7:00pm, Sun: 7:00am - 11:00am

Provides therapeutic riding, hippotherapy and equine-facilitated psychotherapy for children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges.

FAMILY CENTRAL  954-720-1000
840 SW 81st Avenue, N. Lauderdale, FL 33068
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.

FLORIDA (STATE OF)  954-831-7740
201 SE 6th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Felony Mental Health Court  954-831-7805

Specialized docket for felony defendants with severe and persistent mental illness, those who have been declared incompetent to proceed or those not guilty by reason of insanity that offers treatment at a forensic hospital for competency restoration or a conditional release plan with a probation officer.
Juvenile Division  954-831-6492
Unified Family Court Case Mgmt.  954-831-8532
Provides case management for domestic violence, domestic relations, dependency and delinquency cases.
Community Justice Alternatives  954-831-7752
Offers mediation for neighborhood disputes including a conflict between children.
Court Mediation & Arbitration  954-831-6076
Preserves the parental relationships before, during and after divorce by helping parents constructively and amicably resolve conflicts concerning children.  These resolutions are formalized in a written agreement and may be made an order of the court if requested.
Teen Court  954-831-7600
Offers an alternative to formal juvenile court proceedings for youth 11-17 years.  Uses positive peer pressure, counseling, referral, community service, and other interventions.  Must be referred by the State Attorney's office or local police department.

(formerly Broward County Health Dept.)
Administrative Center 

780 SW 24th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315    
Operations Building
2421A SW 6th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Medicaid, Sliding Scale Spanish Creole
M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm (may vary depending on program)

Provides healthy living programs, HIV/AIDS testing and treatment, hepatitis prevention and testing, STD services, breast and cervical cancer screening, dental care for children (and adults receiving services through Ryan White), pharmacy services, child and adult immunization, school health, smoking cessation, KidCare outreach, social services, family planning, WIC and nutrition, health education, tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, vital statistics, birth and death certificates, environmental health, and epidemiology.  Coordinates a perinatal community network coalition that provides prevention services for pregnant women.
Coral Springs WIC Center  954-767-5111
10077 SW 29th Street, Coral Springs, FL 33065
Edgar Mills Health Center  954-467-4700
900 NW 31st Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Fort Lauderdale Health Center  954-467-4700
2421A SW 6th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
North Regional Health Center  954-467-4700
601 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Oakland Park WIC Center  954-767-5111
900 NW 31st Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Paul Hughes Health Center  954-467-4700
205 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
South Regional Health Center  954-467-4700
4105 Pembroke Road, Hollywood, FL 33021

FLITE CENTER    954-530-4686                                                 
(Fort Lauderdale IndependenceTraining & Education Center)
1100 W. McNab Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

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.


2645 Executive Park Drive, Weston, FL 33331
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
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.
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.

GROTTOES OF BROWARD    954-864-0215                           
(formerly Children with Special Needs Dental Care)
No Fee

Provides free dental treatment, including hospital and anesthesia costs, when needed, for children with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular disorders, those with mental retardation, and organ transplant recipients.

GUARDIAN AD LITEM   954-831-6214                                       
612 S. Andrews Avenue #1000, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
No Fee

Recruits, trains and supervises volunteers appointed by the court to protect the rights, and advocate in the best interest, of a child involved in a court proceeding, primarily cases of alleged abuse or neglect.

Austin Hepburn Center
750 NW 8th Avenue, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
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 case management, job assistance, emergency food, utility payments, rent and mortgage assistance, health services and individual, group and family counseling, parenting, anger management and conflict resolution workshops for youth and adults. A food pantry is available to those in need.

H.A.N.D.Y.   954-522-2911                                     
(Helping Abused, Neglected and Dependent Youth)
501 NE 8th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
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 to 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.

HARMONY DEVELOPMENT CENTER    954-766-4483      
12233 SW 55th Street, #801, Cooper City, FL 33330

Provides prevention and alternative diversion program for at-risk youth, 11-17 years who commit non-serious delinquent acts, to ensure swift and appropriate progress in their behavior.

Crisis: 954-463-0911 / TTY: 954-584-4981                
4740 N. State Road 7, Bldg. C #201, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319                                  
Insurance, Sliding Scale, Medicare, Medicaid

Offers crisis intervention, inpatient crisis stabilization, supported employment, housing, youth transitional housing, and group homes, homeless outreach and emergency shelter, forensic services, medication management, adult and youth outpatient mental health and co-occurring treatment, adult and youth case management, psychosocial rehabilitation and college/university student counseling.
Youth Emergency Services (YES)  954-677-3113
Provides 24/7 crisis intervention and counseling to individuals experiencing a crisis who have a child 2-17 years (up to 18 years if enrolled in high school).
Student Counseling Services:
NSU Students: 954-424-6911
Broward College Students: 954-424-6916
UM-Miller School of Medicine: 954-424-6868
Family Counseling & Outpatient Program  954-735-5100                
2900 W. Prospect Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

Provides office-based and home-based, brief solution-focused, individual, family and group counseling for children, 2-21 years, who are enrolled in school.
SOAAR  954-735-6624                                  
(System of Adolescent Addiction Recovery)    
2900 W. Prospect Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Provides intensive, in-home substance abuse counseling to youth, 9-21 years, and individual family and group counseling.
First Episode Psychosis Program
Provides treatment, education, support, and guidance when psychosis first appears for persons 16-35 years. 

840 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33021
No Fee Spanish, Telephone for Hearing Impaired M-F: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

1405 S. 28th Avenue, Hollywood, FL 33020
Some fees apply

Provides services for youth and teens including summer camp and after-school programs in drama, dance, music, aquatics, athletics, and sports.

I'M THUMBODY (2nd grade) THUMBODY, TOO (kindergarten)
Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida
7145 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313-1012

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.

IMPACT BROWARD   954-484-7117
(formerly Senior Volunteer Services)
4701 NW 33rd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
No Fee Telephone for Hearing Impaired
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Volunteer service organization provides opportunities for older adults to tutor and mentor children.  Also matches volunteers with community agencies.
Foster Grandparents
Senior volunteers, 55+ years, mentor and tutor youth, 3-11 years, on a one-to-one basis in various settings.
Drop-out Prevention Program
Uses Foster Grandparent program volunteers to work with youth in danger of academic failure and youth involved with the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Students and Teachers Achieving Reading Success
Volunteers tutor students, grades 1-3, in Broward County Title I elementary schools.

1315 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Sliding Scale M-F: 7:00am- 6:00pm

Provides early childhood education for children 6 weeks - 5 years, and family support services for economically-disadvantaged working families.
Parent Enrichment Program
Offers a 10-week parenting course that includes stress management, listening and communication, positive development and basic child development.  Court-ordered participants whose children have been removed from the home are not eligible.

4200 N. University Drive, Sunrise, FL 33351
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.

David Posnack JCC                                          
5850 S. Pine Island Road, Davie, FL 33328

Provides pre-school, after-school, summer camp and special needs programs for youth.
Samuel & Helene Soref JCC  954-792-6700
6501 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation, FL 33317
Provides pre-school, after-school, summer camp and special needs programs for youth. WECARE program provides food pantry and medical equipment loan.
1130 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Provides business, economic and life skills programs for youth, grades K-12.

1130 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Provides business, economic and life skills programs for youth, grades K-12.

KIDS IN DISTRESS  954-390-7654
819 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale Spanish, Creole

Provides child and family strengthening services to prevent child abuse, preserve the family and treat children who have been abused or neglected.  Emergency shelter offers 24/7 refuge for children birth-15 years who are victims of abuse or neglect. Offers individual and family counseling, adoption and foster care services, supportive housing and family preservation programs.  Operates pediatric dental and eye care clinics in collaboration with Nova Southeastern University.

4331 NW 36th Street, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

Offers recreational, educational, fitness, social, athletic and cultural programs for youth and adults. Operates summer camps and after-school programs for youth. Provides social services for children and families.

650 N. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
No Fee

Provides instruction in specific skills needed by low vision or blind persons including low vision clinic, a 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.
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.

LISTEN TO CHILDREN (MHA Listeners)  954-746-2055
Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida
7145 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313

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.

No Fee
Broward Family Center   954-486-4222
4185 N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

Provides in-home and residential services including crisis intervention, case management, counseling and referral services for youth, 6-17 years, who are at risk of entering the juvenile justice system due to truancy, ungovernability, lock-outs, runaway or homelessness.
Lippman Youth Shelter   954-568-2801
Provides residential crisis intervention, counseling, case management, and referral services to Broward County at-risk youth, 10-17 years, who are homeless, runaway or experiencing severe family conflicts, truancy, ungovernability or lock-outs and not delinquent or dependent. 

LYNNE WARRICK INSTITUTE   954-492-9650 ext. 238

3303 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 150, Fort Lauderdale, FL33309


Private Pay, Spanish, French, Creole, Arabic

M-F 9:00am - 5:00pm

Provides educational services to youth Kindergarten to University level in three program areas; Mentoring, Literacy, and Academia. Projects focus on providing the skills needed for a successful and healthy life, through personal care and life skills.

4491 S. State Road 7, #201, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
No Fee

Grants a wish to children 2 1/2 -18 years with life-threatening medical conditions.

3501 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33021
Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital  954-265-5324
1005 Joe DiMaggio Drive, Hollywood, FL 33021
Tax-assisted hospitals with emergency rooms that treat indigent patients.
Provides medical services in an urgent care setting.
Memorial Pembroke Urgent Care  954-276-6500
801 S. Douglas Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
Provides primary care medical services.
Dania  954-922-7606
140 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach, FL 33004
Hallandale  954-276-9700
1750 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Hollywood  954-985-1551
4105 Pembroke Road, Hollywood, FL 33021
Miramar  954-276-6600
6730 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33023
Pembroke Pines  954-883-8140
2217 N. University Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
W. Hollywood  954-967-2500
6214 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33021
PEAC  954-265-6310
(Psychiatric Emergency Assessment Center)

Licensed Baker Act receiving facility.  Provides psychiatric emergency screening for individuals 14+ years experiencing a crisis related to substance abuse and/or mental health issues.
Child & Adolescent Treatment Services (CATS)
Provides psychiatric evaluation and stabilization for youth experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse crisis.

(formerly MHA of Broward County)
7145 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313-1012
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 a 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.
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.
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.

5225 NW 33rd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
No Fee Spanish, French, Creole

Provides human and social services targeted to the Caribbean and other minority individuals and families.  Services include confidential HIV testing and counseling, case management and mental health counseling, substance abuse prevention education, after-school programs and foster parent recruitment and support.  Offers prevention services and education for men who have sex with men.  Free tax and financial services to low-income residents, January - April, and by appointment, May - December.

1021 NW 6th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
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.
(Children in Need of Services/Families in Need of Services)

Provides services to youth 10-17 years, who are at risk for delinquency.
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.

954-357-5775 / TTY: 954-357-5418

(formerly Sexual Assault Treatment Center)                             
400 NE 4th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
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.

3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314

A private, not-for-profit academic institution that also offers a range of clinical services and community programs
Psychology Services Center  954-262-5730
Maltz Psychology Building
Sliding Scale

Provides therapy for mental health issues, family issues, child and adolescent behavior and adjustment difficulties, spousal abuse and other domestic violence, emotional problems associated with aging and psychological problems related to a physical disease.
Pharmacy  954-262-4550
3200 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33328
A full-service pharmacy is available to the community for prescription dispensing, compounding tailor-made medicines, disease management programs, dosage monitoring for patients with multiple prescriptions, herbal and nutritional counseling and
wellness screenings.
Dental Clinic  954-262-7500
3200 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33328
Offers dental care to children and adolescents including specialty care (orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and prosthetics).
Eye Care Institute – Pediatrics  954-262-4200
3200 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33328
Provides vision care for infants and children.  Also offers services at Broward Health Specialty Care and Kids In Distress.
University of Miami/NSU   954-678-227

Center for Autism & Related Disorders (C.A.R.D.)

3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314
Provides services for individuals of any age with an autism spectrum disorder, a pervasive developmental disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder or Rett's disorder and individuals with a dual sensory impairment or a sensory impairment with other handicapping conditions. Offers support to families and professionals involved with these individuals.
Adolescent Drug Abuse   954-262-5730
Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT)

Provides early intervention for adolescents, 10-17 years, who have been arrested for minor offenses, have substance abuse issues or are considered at-risk for developing these problems.
ADHD Assessment, Consultation & Treatment Program (A.A.C.T.)

Provides assessment, testing, and treatment for children and adolescents, 2-22 years, who are demonstrating behavioral problems consistent with a diagnosis of ADHD.

Child, Adolescent and Family Services  954-262-5730
Provides individual, group and family therapy and psychological and psycho-educational testing for children, adolescents and their families.
Child and Adolescent Traumatic  Stress Program (C.A.T.S.P.)

Provides specialized psychological services for youth, 3-18 years, who are experiencing post-trauma symptoms.
Family Violence Program
Provides family therapy for dealing with issues of anger, violence, communication problems and emotional/behavioral disturbances including anger management for adolescents.
School Psychology Assessment and Consultation Center (S.P.A.C.E.) 

Offers comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations for school-related academic, behavioral, developmental and learning problems.
NSU Audiology Clinic                                                    

Provides comprehensive assessment and treatment for newborns and children with hearing and balance disorders.  Also provides hearing evaluation and treatment for adults including vestibular balance evaluations and treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and tinnitus.
NSU Clinic for Speech, Language  and Communications

Provides services to youth of all ages for apraxia, articulation, dysarthria, feeding/swallowing difficulties, phonology, pragmatic/semantic language, receptive/expressive language, stuttering/fluency, and voice disturbances.

2835 Hollywood Blvd., 4th Floor, Hollywood, FL 33020

Provides outpatient mental health and substance abuse services for children, adolescents and their families including psychiatric evaluation, psychological testing, and evaluation, medication management, early intervention services, behavior therapy for children with developmental disorders and care coordination services. Offers in-home/school services.

PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS   954-561-6939
2225 N. Andrews Avenue
Wilton Manors, FL 33311
No Fee Spanish, French, Creole
Day Program (Diversion Alternatives for Youth)
M-F: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Provides gender responsive academics, counseling and life skills education for girls, 12-18 years, at risk for delinquency, academic failure, teen pregnancy and/or substance abuse. Lunch and transportation provided for those who qualify or available for purchase.
PACE Reach  M-F: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Provides gender responsive counseling and family management services to girls and their families, and gender responsive diversion services for girls, 10-17 years, who are referred by the State Attorney's  Office. Evening and Saturday appointments are available.

PEMBROKE PINES (City of)  954-435-6500
10100 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Special Populations Programs  954-435-3660

Provides recreational and educational activities for individuals with special needs including Special Olympics training, wheelchair sports, and field trips.
Recreation & Cultural Arts  954-392-2130
Offers leisure and recreation services including camps for spring, summer and winter breaks.
Transitional Independent Living    954-894-4598
Provides housing and supportive services youth, 18-22 years, who have aged out of foster care.

PREGNANCY HELP (Central Broward)
527 NE 13th Street, Fort Lauderdale Florida 33304
PH: 954-527-0810 - FAX 954-527-0811
Mon: 10AM to 3PM - Wed:10:30AM to 3PM - Tues,Thurs & Fri: 11AM:3pm

Free - Spanish French Creole

Serving Broward - Miami-Dade
Mahalia Marcelin - Program Coordinator

We are committed to addressing the special needs of women with problems related to pregnancy, of men and women struggling to accept responsibility for their power to generate human life. We are a Catholic ministry and we serve people without regard to age, gender, race, income, nationality, religious affiliation, disability or other arbitrary circumstances. The program operates out of four of the five archdiocesan pregnancy help centers: Hollywood, North Dade, South Dade, and Fort Lauderdale.
EWYL (earn while you learn)
Through our EWYL program, the woman is able to come for pregnancy and parenting classes. They learn about pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting in individual or group sessions. Classes include Bonding with your unborn baby, What’s safe and what isn’t?, Preparing for childbirth, Breastfeeding your baby, Learning to discipline with love, Toilet training, Baby’s sleep habits, and more… The mothers will earn Baby Bucks that they can use to “buy” free baby and maternity supplies in our Baby Store. Through counseling, we work towards improving their Life Skills.
Project Joseph
Project Joseph - Better Man, Better Dads. At each center, there is at least one trained mentor who provides small group education to fathers, counseling and material assistance. Fathers may attend an entire program of 18 modules divided into three blocks of six: Becoming a Better Man; Parenting; Future Planning. Both Moms and Dads are “paid” Parent Dollars for every session they attend. They can cash in these parent dollars for anything from diapers to cribs and mattresses.


601 S. State Road 7, Plantation, FL 33317
Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale M-F: 8:00am - 6:30pm

Provides mental health and substance abuse services to children, adults, and families, including psychiatric evaluations and pharmacological management, psychological testing, day treatment programming for children and adolescents, in-home therapy, outpatient counseling, behavioral assessment, therapeutic after-school programming, teen programming, and therapeutic respite services.

3681 NW 29th Place, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
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 aftercare program for young adults transitioning out of foster care that helps them find housing, employment,
finish their education and raise their own children.

201 SE 6th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Victim Advocate Unit   954-765-4133

Assists crime victims to understand and navigate the criminal justice system by providing case-specific information, resource and referral information (including help with crime victim compensation and restitution), crisis and supportive counseling, safety planning, courtroom orientation, and courtroom accompaniment.
Truancy Intervention Unit   954-831-8592
Provides intervention with the parent or guardian of a truant child to place the youth back in school. Works in partnership with schools to intervene when unexcused absences continue after a school worker has attempted to work with the family. Also monitors truant children who are under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Misdemeanor Diversion Program    
Diversion program that affords first-time offenders an opportunity to immediately accept responsibility for their actions, seek rehabilitation and divert their cases from the criminal court system.
Sex Crime / Child Abuse Unit  954-831-6933

SUNSERVE  954-764-5150
2312 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Provides outpatient mental health treatment, education and outreach services that are targeted to especially benefit the GLBT community including programs specifically for youth, adults and older adults. Services include individual, couples, family and group therapy as well as support groups and professional training. 

1633 Poinciana Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

Medicaid, Sliding Scale 24/7

Please be advised that as of April 9, 2019, Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center (SBA) is no longer operating in Broward County. The Village South, Inc. is now operating at the location that was previously SBA’s.  In May 2019, The Village South will start admitting new clients at the Broward campus. If you have pregnant women in need of residential services, The House of Hope - Stepping Stones, BARC, or Banyan Health Systems can accept those referrals and when the babies are born they can be transitioned to The Village South.

SWIM CENTRAL  954-357-7946
3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311
No Fee Spanish, French, Creole, Telephone for Hearing Impaired

Provides water safety classes through public elementary schools, charter schools, day care centers, and summer camps.

225 E. Las Olas Blvd. #31-200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
No Fee Spanish

Provides mentors and college scholarships to low-income, at-risk youth.

Maggie Macaulay, MS Ed
President, Whole Hearted Parenting
Executive Director, The Peaceful Project

The Peaceful Project endeavors to reach the underserved population, guiding them to discover, honor, and live their unique life's purpose, peacefully, powerfully and responsibly.
The Peaceful Project is extraordinarily effective in eliminating the bully/victim paradigm, replacing it with a responsible and harmonious community. We recognize that true power can only occur through cooperation and cannot be forced. By helping all, especially the youth of today to uncover and express feelings and thoughts they may not even know are affecting them, we are often able to assist them in understanding and altering the bully/victim paradigm. This level of personal responsibility puts one's magnificence in action.

THE STARTING PLACE  954-327-4060
1061 W. Oakland Park Blvd. 2nd Floor, Oakland Park, FL 33311
Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale Spanish, Creole
M-Th: 8:00am - 7:00pm, F: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Provides prevention, intervention and treatment services for children, teens, and adults facing substance abuse and/or mental illness.

TOMORROW'S RAINBOW  954-978-2390
4341 NW 39th Avenue, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
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.

3117 SW 13th Court, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312

Provides support and services for people with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities, and their families.  Offers group residential homes, early intervention programs, after-school care, in-home respite, and educational programs.

URBAN LEAGUE  954-584-0777 
560 NW 27th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
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.

900 SE 3rd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

Provides programming and service coordination that fosters physical, social and academic development and family strengthening including after-school programs.

Hollywood Office  954-327-0533                                        
5090 Coconut Creek Parkway, Margate, FL 33063
Margate Office  954-971-1163
5090 Coconut Creek Parkway, Margate, FL 33063
No Fee Spanish, French, Creole
M-F: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Assists refugees, asylees and public interest parolees to ease the 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.