Broward Connections Guidebook
www.211-broward.org No Fee Spanish, Creole, Language Line Service 24/7 Provides 24-hour comprehensive helpline and support services for individuals seeking crisis intervention, assistance and/or information and referrals to health and human services, community resources and disaster-related information in Broward County. Callers in crisis should call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.
24-Hour Helpline Services Crisis/suicide intervention, empathetic listening, information and referral helpline for callers of all ages seeking assistance with problems and needs such as mental health, substance abuse, family violence, financial problems, hunger, shelter needs, relationship issues, and depression.
Behavioral Health Info Line 954-396-4636 Specialized 24-hour helpline providing information and referral for mental health services, substance abuse prevention and treatment programs, case management, and other specialized behavioral health services.
Special Needs Connections 954-537-0211 www.211specialneeds.org
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.
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 Provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Offers classes for first aid, CPR & AED, 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 adults who are medically fragile and have severe or multiply developmental disabilities. Offers a preschool with daily educational and therapeutic training for children with developmental disabilities and family support services including counseling, respite day care and parent education.
AUTISM 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 33311
www.banyanhealth.org Medicaid, Sliding Scale Spanish Creole Provides behavioral health services for children, adolescents, and adults including individual and family therapy, case management, peer support, parent advocacy, and drug testing. In-home services are available.
Care Adolescent Program Offers intensive wraparound treatment for youth 11-17 years (18-21 years if in school/GED) as an alternative to residential treatment or a step down from more intensive services.
Family Engagement Program Collaborative program serving parents struggling with substance abuse to enhance the stability of the family unit. Referrals from BSO only.
Adult Residential Program 954-941-9828 220 SW 2 Street Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Short-term (60-90 days) residential treatment for substance abuse and/or mental health serving adults 18+ years with an individual, group and family counseling. Psychiatric, medical services, case management and peer support available.
BEST BUDDIES BROWARD 954-449-65223450 Lakeside Drive #304, Miramar, FL 33027 www.bestbuddies.org/florida 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. One-to-one mentoring programs include community-based adult mentors for youth 6-17 years, school-based adult and high school student mentors for youth in grades K-8, and adult mentors for young adults 16-23 years who are aging out of the foster care system.
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. Carver Ranches Club, West Park 954-967-8787
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
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
Thomas D. Stephanis Club, Pompano Bch 954-941-2697
BROWARD CHILDREN'S CENTER 954-943-7336 200 SE 19 Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 www.bcckids.org
Provides a range of medical, educational, social, psychological and recreational services for infants, children and young adults with special health care needs. Offers special needs medical case management.
BROWARD COUNTY CHILDREN’S SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 954-357-7880 / TTY: 954-357-2882
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, public and for-profit organizations that provide services to children and their families in the areas of juvenile justice, behavioral health, special needs, childcare, social services, child welfare, LGBTQ social services and independent living.
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.
BROWARD COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION DIVISION 954-357-8100TTY: 954 357-2844
Administrative Offices 950 NW 38th Street, Oakland Park, FL 33309 www.broward.org/parks
Telephone for Hearing Impaired Upon Request (website can be translated to many languages) Hours and fees vary by location Manages more than 6,500 acres, encompassing regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks and natural areas. Facilities include water parks, campgrounds, target range, multipurpose stadium, observatory, mountain bike trails, dog parks, velodrome, educational farm and stables, disc golf courses, and more.
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 including marine science, food, and nutrition, photography, horticulture, small animals, horses, computers, and more. Also offers leadership opportunities through participation in public speaking, environmental awareness summer camp, 4-H Congress and Legislature Week.
Family Nutrition Program 954-756-8519 Offers nutrition education program for families and individuals who are on a limited budget
Swim Central 954-357-7946 / 954-357-SWIM 3700 NW 11 Place Lauderhill, FL 33311 Provides water safety classes through public elementary schools, charter schools, daycare centers, and summer camps.
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 754-321-1655www.browardprevention.org Provides culturally competent violence and substance abuse education, mental health services, and appropriate referral, treatment, and follow-up services. Utilizes collaborative partnerships to provide programs that address body image, bullying, character, depression, relationships and offers a peer counseling curriculum.
BLAST (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.
Home Education 754-321-1558 Offers programs and services to help students achieve success and develop life skills for academic, career development and personal and social success.
BRACE 754-321-1675 (Broward Advisors for Continuing Education) Advisors work with guidance counselors to provide students with information on scholarships, financial aid and the college application process. Information on technical schools, military options and workforce entry is also available.
Health Education 754-321-1575 Provides education to maintain the health and well-being of students.
Innovative Programs 754-321-2070 Specially designated public schools that offer opportunities for in-depth experiences and study in specific areas of interest.
Seagull School Homebound Program 754-321-7320 Provides in-home school for medically fragile children who cannot attend classes in a school setting.
SEDNET 754-321-3400 (Severely Emotionally Disturbed Children Network) Multi-agency cooperative effort between the Broward County School Board, Department of Children and Families, parents/caregivers, children’s agencies, community mental health centers and other organizations to improve the service delivery system for SED children and adolescents.
Student Support Services 754-321-1550 Federally funded remedial programs at various elementary and middle schools to help children reach their grade level in reading and math.
Child Abuse Services 754-321-1551 Provides case consultation and supportive services for children, identified or at high risk for child abuse, abandonment or neglect including victims of domestic violence and sexual behavioral problems.
Child Find 754-321-7200 Provides resources, screening and referral for children, 0-22 years at risk of developing special needs and not receiving educational services. Offers free evaluations for hearing, vision, speech/language and developmental functioning.
Exceptional Student Learning Support 754-321-3436 (E.S.L.S.) Provides specialized education and services for students with disabilities.
Family Counseling 754-321-1590 Provides individual, family and group counseling for students, and their families, enrolled in any Broward County school.
Florida Diagnostic & Learning 754-321-3466
Resources System (FDLRS) Provides support services to educators, parents and other professionals who work with exceptional students.
Homeless Education Program 754-321-1566 Identifies homeless students and removes systemic barriers to their education including school enrollment, transportation and reassignment. Provides supplemental academic and counseling case management services.
Psychological Services 754-321-3400 Provides psychological testing and other support services for students including educational placement.
SALT Program 754-321-3400 (Specialized Auditory Language Training) Assists parents to foster the growth of their children, 0-5 years with hearing impairment, and emphasizes parent/child interaction.
Social Work/Attendance 754-321-1623 Provides supportive counseling services and attendance intervention (including individual, group or family counseling, student/family psychosocial assessments and parent education) for students and families based on individualized needs to increase student achievement. Offers special intervention and case management services for students experiencing behavioral problems, homelessness, child abuse, teenage pregnancy or other special situations.
Suicide Prevention 754-321-3400 Each school has a staff person, trained on the signs and symptoms of a child in crisis, who can be contacted regarding a student who may be suspect for suicide.
Title 1 Office 754-321-1400 Provides federally funded remedial programs at various elementary and middle schools to help children reach their grade level in reading and math.
BROWARD 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 954-785-4273601 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 HEALTHY START 954-563-7583 6301 NW 5 Way #5000 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.browardhsc.org No Fee
Provides care coordination and outreach services to pregnant women and infants up to 3 years. Educational and support services available based on risk factors and need.
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
www.sheriff.org 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 outreach and support to individuals (and their families) with autism spectrum disorders, dual sensory impairment with other disabling conditions and related disabilities. Also serves persons with related disabilities including deafness, 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).
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 hearing healthcare services for children and adults. Services include hearing screening and testing, hearing aid evaluation, hearing aid repairs, assistive device counseling, psychological evaluation and counseling, support groups, career development, educational workshop and specialized no-cost phone equipment for Florida residents with hearing difficulties.
CHILD CARE LICENSING AND ENFORCEMENT 954-357-4800 / TTY: 954-831-3940115 S. Andrews Avenue #119, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 www.broward.org M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm Regulates and monitors childcare 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 childcare homes.
CHILDNET 954-414-60001100 W. McNab Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.childnet.us No Fee
Manages the Broward child welfare system for foster care, adoption, protective and related services for abused, neglected and abandoned children. Provides case management, independent living and adoption services, and subcontracts with social service agencies to provide child welfare services including family preservation and strengthening, residential group and shelter care and foster home management.
CHILDREN’S DIAGNOSTIC & TREATMENT CENTER 954-728-80801401 S. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
www.childrensdiagnostic.org 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 954-252-307219425 SW 58th Manor, Pembroke Pines, FL 33332 www.childrensharbor.org
Provides safe shelter and support to at-risk children and youth, keeping brothers and sisters together, strengthening families and guiding youth toward independence.
Family Strengthening Program Provides intensive in-home counseling and case management to strengthen family relationships, improve communication, increase parent’s confidence and competence in their parenting abilities and help participants achieve success.
Residential Programs Provides a family group home for children who have been removed from their families due to abuse or neglect. Residential maternity program for pregnant and/or parenting foster teens, 14-18 years and their babies, that provides individual and group therapy, parenting skills and independent living skills to break inter-generational cycle of abuse.
True North Assists young adults, 18 to 23 years who have been involved in the foster care system, to develop healthy relationships and economic stability. Services include case management, motivational interviewing, financial literacy and job readiness.
CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY 954-453-6400401 NE 4th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 www.chsfl.org/intercoastal
Medicaid Spanish, Creole M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm Provides adoption assistance, child abuse and neglect prevention, family counseling and emergency care for children.
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL SERVICES 954-713-31001625 SE 3rd Avenue, #415, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
www.cms-kids.com Provides family-centered prevention, early intervention, primary care, medical, therapeutic specialty and long-term care to children under 21 years with special healthcare needs.
CHILDREN'S SERVICES COUNCIL 954-377-10006600 W. Commercial Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319
www.cscbroward.org Provides leadership, coordination, and funding for services for and on behalf of children.
CHRYSALIS HEALTH 954-587-10083800 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 www.chrysalishealth.com
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.
CINS/FINS PROVIDER AGENCIES 954-486-4222Through the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and local social service agencies provide 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.
Shelters Provide short-term, primarily voluntary, services including crisis intervention, shelter, food, clothing, case management, and counseling. Shelter services are available 24/7.
Lippman Youth Shelter 954-568-2801221 NW 43rd Court, Oakland Park, FL 33309
Lutheran Services of Florida 954-486-42224675 N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
Mt. Bethel Human Services 954-766-6058597 NW 9th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Community-Based Connections 954-524-97971033 Sistrunk Blvd., #201, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP DIVISION 954-357-8647 / TTY: 954-357-2882115 S. Andrews Avenue, #A-370, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 www.broward.org/humanservices/communitypartnerships M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Branch of Broward County Government responsible for the planning, coordination, administration, and evaluation for human services programs including behavioral health and childcare licensing.
COVENANT HOUSE FLORIDA 954-561-5559733 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 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.
DEERFIELD BEACH (City of) PARKS AND RECREATION 954-480-4433150 NE 2nd Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Offers athletic programs, teen center and summer camp at various locations.
Westside Park Summer Camp 954-480-4481Serves 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
DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE (D.J.J.) 954-497-28732928-A N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313
www.djj.state.fl.us 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:
Diversion 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.
Probation 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 954-467-4563222 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 954-322-6500Residential 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 954-956-5615Staff-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 954-967-6300Residential 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 954-467-46002600 SW 4th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315 Provides screening of youth offenders.
DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES 954-746-17707771 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 a severe visual impairment.
Blind Babies Program Provides community-based early intervention education for children, 0-5 years, who are blind or visually impaired.
EARLY LEARNING COALITION 954-377-21886301 NW 5th Way, #3400, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.elcbroward.org Spanish, French, Creole M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm Provides resources, advocacy, leadership, coordination and oversight for early care and education from birth to 12 years and supports access to school-age care to ensure children's success in school. Assists income-eligible families with the cost of childcare 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.
EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPIES OF SOUTH FLORIDA (formerly Horses and the Handicapped) 954-974-2007
Tradewinds Park 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 www.equineatsf.org
Fees apply M-Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Provides therapeutic riding, hippotherapy and equine-facilitated learning and psychotherapy for children and adults with special needs. Offers summer camp program that provides horse-related experiences in a social environment.
FAMILY CENTRAL 954-720-1000840 SW 81st Avenue, N. Lauderdale, FL 33068
www.familycentral.org Sliding Scale Spanish, Creole M-F: 8:00am - 6:00pm Connects families with childcare resources and provides community-based parenting classes and in-home parenting education.
FLORIDA (STATE OF) 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT 954-831-7740201 SE 6th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Felony Mental Health Court 954-831-7805The 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. 954-831-8532Provides case management for domestic violence, domestic relations, dependency and delinquency cases.
Community Justice Alternatives 954-831-7752Offers mediation for neighborhood disputes including a conflict between children.
Court Mediation & Arbitration 954-831-6076Preserves 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 954-831-7600Offers 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.
FLORIDA DEPT. OF HEALTH IN BROWARD COUNTY (formerly Broward County Health Dept.) 954-467-4700
Administrative Center 780 SW 24th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315 Operations Building
2421A SW 6th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315 http://broward.floridahealth.gov 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 954-767-511110077 SW 29th Street, Coral Springs, FL 33065
Edgar Mills Health Center 954-467-4700900 NW 31st Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Fort Lauderdale Health Center 954-467-47002421A SW 6th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
North Regional Health Center 954-467-4700601 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Oakland Park WIC Center 954-767-5111900 NW 31st Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Paul Hughes Health Center 954-467-4700205 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
South Regional Health Center 954-467-47004105 Pembroke Road, Hollywood, FL 33021
FLITE CENTER 954-530-4686 (Fort Lauderdale IndependenceTraining & 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 INITIATIVE FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION (F.I.S.P.) 954-384-03447149 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Lauderhill, FL 33313 www.fisponline.org Some fees Spanish M-F: 9:00am-5:00pm Provides suicide prevention education, support for survivors of suicide, legislative advocacy, and program research. Callers in crisis should call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Sun Program (Solutions Unlimited Now) Early intervention and prevention program that teaches problem-solving, coping and social skills to adolescents.
HOPE Clubs (Helping Overcome Problems Effectively) Provides curriculum, support, and materials for middle schools, high schools or colleges to establish clubs.
GILDA'S CLUB 954-763-6776119 Rose Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 www.gildasclubsouthflorida.org
No Fee Provides social connections and support groups, workshops, education and activities for anyone living with cancer, along with families and friends. Offers bereavement services for adults and children.
Noogieland Offers social and emotional support for children and teens living with cancer, or those who have, or have lost, a loved one with cancer. Provides events and teen groups to meet the special needs of adolescents. School re-entry program assists children, their classmates, and teachers following a cancer diagnosis or treatment.
GROTTOES OF BROWARD 954-864-0215 (formerly Children with Special Needs Dental Care) www.hfgrotto.org
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 954-831-6214612 S. Andrews Avenue #1000, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 www.guardianadlitem.org 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.
HALLANDALE BEACH HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT 954-457-1460Austin 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 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. (Helping Abused, Neglected and Dependent Youth) 954-522-2911 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 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 55 Street, #801 Cooper City, FL 33330 www.harmonydevelopmentcenter.org Provides behavioral, mental health and substance abuse services to youth and support to children and their caregivers. Offers 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.
Bridge to New Opportunities Serves youth 9 - 18 years that have a current diagnosis or history of substance abuse and/or alcohol abuse.
F.O.C.U.S. NEW DAY (New Diversion Alternatives for Youth) Provides restorative justice conferencing youth groups, supervised community service, parent workshops and individual/family counseling.
K.I.S.S. PROGRAM (Kinship Initiatives for Supportive Heroes) Provides family support services to maintain a stable home for children, birth to 18 years, being raised by relative or non-relative caregivers when biological parent(s) are unable to do so.
Harmony Health Center Offers medical services, by appointment, to the community without health insurance or insured with high deductible.
Super Teens Provides home-based and community-based transitional support services, individual, family and group counseling for students in transition from alternative placement to their home schools. After-school, evening and Saturday hours are available.
Youth In Action After-school program for at-risk middle school students with year-round services that promote current and future success including cultural enrichment activities, counseling, academic services and support, mentoring, health and fitness activities, and violence prevention.
HENDERSON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH 954-486-4005Crisis: 954-463-0911 / 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, 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) 954-677-3113Provides 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: 954-424-6911Broward College Students: 954-424-6916UM-Miller School ofMedicine: 954-424-6868
Family Counseling & Outpatient Program 954-735-51002900 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.
HISPANIC UNITY OF FLORIDA954-964-8884 840 Johnson Street Hollywood, FL 33021 www.hispanicunity.org No Fee Spanish 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, civic engagement and basic legal assistance.
Unity 4 Kids 954-342-0405 Provides licensed dual-language preschool that prepares children for academic and social success in kindergarten.
HOLLYWOOD PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURAL ARTS(CITY OF) 954-921-3404 PO Box 229045 Hollywood, FL 33020 www.hollywoodfl.org/parks Some fees apply M-Th: 7:00am-6:00pm Provides services for youth and teens including summer camp and afterschool programs. Offers classes and programs for adults and older adults 60+ years.
I'M THUMBODY (2nd grade) THUMBODY, TOO (kindergarten) Mental Health America of Southeast Florida
954-746-20557145 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.
IN JACOB’S SHOES 1809 S. Powerline Road, Unit #111 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (954) 905-2505 Providing children in need the opportunity to walk with pride and go to school prepared and with dignity. Formed in loving memory of Jacob S. Zweig, In Jacob’s Shoes® is a 501(c)(3) public charity which provides shoes, socks, backpacks, school supplies and athletic gear to South Florida children in need. www.injacobsshoes.org
JACK AND JILL CHILDREN'S CENTER954-463-87721315 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
www.jackandjillcenter.org 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.
JEWISH ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE OPTIONS (JAFCO) 954-749-72304200 N. University Drive, Sunrise, FL 33351
www.jafco.org No Fee M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm Emergency Shelter 24/7 Provides services for at-risk children and their families including adoption program, foster care, group homes, case management for family preservation and developmental disabilities program. Emergency shelter for children 0-12 years who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Independent living program supports youth, 13-21 years, living in the group home to eventually live on their own.
Senior Caregiver Program Offers support to grandparents, 55+ years, who are raising their grandchildren. Assists with daycare, after-school care, and camp.Bi-weekly support group.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS David Posnack JCC 954-434-0499 5850 S Pine Island Road Davie, FL 33328 www.dpjcc.orgProvides pre-school, after-school, summer camp and special needs programs for youth and social and recreational programs for adults including healthy aging.
Samuel & Helene Soref JCC 954-792-6700 6501 W Sunrise Blvd. Plantation, FL 33317 www.sorefjcc.org Provides pre-school, after-school, summer camp and special needs programs for youth and social and recreational programs for adults and older adults. WECARE program provides a food pantry and medical equipment loan.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT 954-979-71001130 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066
www.jasouthflorida.org Provides business, economic and life skills programs for youth, grades K-12.
KIDS IN DISTRESS 954-390-7654819 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 www.kidsindistress.org
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. The 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.
LAUDERDALE LAKES PARKS & HUMAN SERVICES (CITY OF) 954-535-27854331 NW 36th Street, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319 www.lauderdalelakes.org 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.
LIGHTHOUSE OF BROWARD COUNTY 954-463-4217650 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, 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) 954-746-2055Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida
7145 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313 www.mhasefl.org 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.
LUTHERAN SERVICES FLORIDA 954-486-4222www.lsfnet.org 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 954-568-2801Provides 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.
www.lwi4s.org 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.
MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION 954-967-94744491 S. State Road 7, #201, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314 www.sfla.wish.org
No Fee Grants a wish to children 2 1/2 -18 years with life-threatening medical conditions.
MARY ANN'S FOSTER CLOSET 1461 SW 12th Ave, Unit A, Pompano Beach, FL 33069 Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 3pm. 954-574-2521 was formed to provide foster parents and the children in their care with clothing, toys, furniture, and other necessities. Mary Ann's Closet gives foster parents and relative caregivers have a place to come to get the items they need to meet the needs of the children in their care, at no cost to them. www.maryannscloset.org
MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM 954-987-20003501 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33021 www.mhs.net
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.
URGENT CARE Provides medical services in an urgent care setting.
Memorial Pembroke Urgent Care 954-276-6500801 S. Douglas Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
SOUTH BROWARD COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES Provides primary care medical services.
Dania 954-922-7606140 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach, FL 33004
Hallandale 954-276-97001750 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Hollywood 954-985-15514105 Pembroke Road, Hollywood, FL 33021
Miramar 954-276-66006730 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33023
Pembroke Pines 954-883-81402217 N. University Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
W. Hollywood 954-967-25006214 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33021
INPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SVCS 954-276-3403
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.
MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST FLORIDA (MHA) 954-746-2055(formerly MHA of Broward County) 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 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.
I’m Thumbody (2nd grade) Thumbody, Too (kindergarten)
Provides group self-esteem programs that introduce mental health, resilience and bully prevention themes. Promotes respect for self and others, responsibility for behavior and sources of safe help.
Listen to Children (MHA Listeners) Offers an elementary school-based mentoring program that pairs children with screened, trained, supervised volunteers who provide weekly support focused on self-esteem, communication, and problem-solving skills.
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.
MOUNT BETHEL HUMAN SERVICES 954-763-5010 1100 W Sunrise Blvd Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 www.mbhsc.org No Fee Spanish M-F: 8:00am-5:00pm Provides services for at-risk families including foster care, family reunification, child care assistance, emergency food pantry, parenting and neighborhood empowerment.
CINS/FINS (Children in Need of Services/Families in Need of Services) Provides counseling, social skills development and mentoring to divert youth 6-17 years from the juvenile justice system.
New Vision Community Development Corporation Offers certified HUD housing counseling to first-time home buyers.
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 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.
NANCY J. COTTERMAN CENTER
954-761-7273 (24-hr Sexual Assault Helpline)
954-357-5778 (Intake Line)
HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT The Nancy J. Cotterman Center (NJCC) is Broward County’s only Certified Sexual
Assault Program, Accredited Children’s Advocacy Center, and home to Broward’s Child Protection Team. It is the mission of the
NJCC to improve and enhance the quality of life for survivors of sexual assault, child abuse, and human tracking through effective
forensically sensitive interventions, implemented by professionals specializing in these fields. NJCC operates 24/7 and services
are available to adults, children, and non-offending family members. Services are offered in English, Spanish, and Creole.
Clients do not pay for services. All services are confidential.
Child Protection Team (CPT) The CPT is a medically led program by a Board-Certified Pediatrician, Advanced Practice Registered
Nurses, and Masters-level Behavioral Health Clinicians to ensure child safety and well-being. CPT provides comprehensive
multidisciplinary assessment activities including forensic services, medical examinations, medical consultations, specialized
interviews, and psychological evaluations. Referrals are accepted from Broward Sheriff ’s Office, Child Protective Investigations
Section, and Law Enforcement on those cases accepted by the Florida Abuse Hotline for child abuse and neglect.
Counseling Unit Counseling is offered to adults and children individually or in groups/family settings by Master’s Level Behavioral
Health Clinicians who are licensed or registered interns to address trauma-related symptoms derived from sexual assault, human
trafficking, and child abuse. Services are provided following evidenced-based techniques such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Crisis Unit Immediate response is available to survivors of sexual violence by a live trained advocate onsite and on the 24-hour
sexual assault helpline. The Crisis Unit provides crisis intervention, information and referrals, advocacy, and accompaniment.
The advocate will walk each survivor through the forensic medical exam process and ensure their rights are upheld.
Survivors may request accompaniment to events related to their victimization, such as court dates or medical appointments.
Upon law enforcement request, forensic interviews are conducted on children and vulnerable adults.
Education on sexual violence and prevention is provided to professionals and the community at large.
Human Trafficking Team The human trafficking team provides intensive case coordination services to individuals who have
experienced human trafficking and to those who are at risk. Services include needs assessment, human trafficking assessment,
advocacy, accompaniment, community outreach and training as well as educational groups. Case coordinators assist individuals
in navigating all available community resources such as housing, medical, legal, employment, educational, childcare services,
Family Advocacy The family advocacy team provides emotional support to clients and families and acts as the liaison between
the client, the courts, and law enforcement. They assist with legal issues including completing and fi ling emergency injunctions
and providing court accompaniment. Family advocates provide information and referrals for counseling, psychiatric and
psychological services available in the community. They also help with housing, childcare, and employment matters. Additionally,
advocates greet and assist clients at NJCC to answer any questions they may have during their appointment.
Medical Unit The medical team is comprised of Medical Directors and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) who provide
forensic medical examinations of children and adults, medical consultations, and expert testimony. They review all abuse reports
for Broward County received by the Florida Abuse Hotline. Services are provided on-site, at Broward County hospitals, and at
the four main County jails. The medical team also provides ongoing education in screening, collection of evidence and treating
NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 800-541-66823301 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314 www.nova.edu
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 www.nova.edu/healthcare/psychology 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 physical disease.
Pharmacy 954-262-45503200 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
Dental Clinic 954-262-75003200 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 954-262-42003200 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 954-262-5730Prevention 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.) 954-262-5730Provides 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 954-262-5730Provides 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.) 954-262-5730Provides 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.) 954-262-5730
Offers comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations for school-related academic, behavioral, developmental and learning problems.
NSU Audiology Clinic 954-262-7754 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 954-262-7726Provides 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.
OUR CHILDREN OUR FUTURE 954-929-75152835 Hollywood Blvd., 4th Floor, Hollywood, FL 33020
www.ourchildrenourfuturefl.org 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 954-561-69392225 N. Andrews Avenue Wilton Manors, FL 33311
www.pacecenter.org/broward 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) 954-435-650010100 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33026 www.ppines.com
Special Populations Programs 954-435-3660Provides recreational and educational activities for individuals with special needs including Special Olympics training, wheelchair sports, and field trips.
Recreation & Cultural Arts 954-392-2130Offers leisure and recreation services including camps for spring, summer and winter breaks.
Transitional Independent Living 954-894-4598Provides 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 954-527-0811http://www.pregnancyhelp.me/ 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.
Serving with GRACE Inc. 2035 Harding Street, Suite 101 Hollywood, FL 33020 (visits by appointment only) www.servingwithgrace.org 954-743-0240
Serving with GRACE Inc.is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides goods and services to underprivileged, deserving children and families. Their mission is to help rebuild the lives of children, families and individuals who are experiencing economic challenges by providing essential items, household goods and clothing.
SMITH COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH 954-321-2296601 S. State Road 7, Plantation, FL 33317 www.smithcmh.com
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.
SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES 954-420-50303681 NW 29th Place, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 www.sosflorida.com
No Fee 24/7 Residential community of 12 single-family homes, a community center, and a program services building that serves children in foster care and allows brothers and sisters, who are typically separated while in foster care, to reunite and maintain their family connection. Staff members live with youth to provide a combination of family life, friends, school, extracurricular activities, therapy, and life skills classes that help youth overcome their traumatic pasts and learn to become independent. Offers an aftercare program for young adults transitioning out of foster care that helps them find housing, employment, finish their education and raise their own children.
STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE 954-831-6955201 SE 6th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 www.sao17.state.fl.us
Victim Advocate Unit 954-765-4133Assists 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 954-831-8592Provides 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 954-764-51502312 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 www.sunserve.org 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.
SWEET DREAM MAKERS 55 NE 5th Ave., Suite 400 Boca Raton, FL 33432 (561) 247-1404
Sweet Dream Makers promotes and improves the health and well-being of children and families by providing beds, bedding, and essential furniture. “A bed for every child is a dream come true”. We won’t rest until all children and families in Palm Beach and Broward Counties have a safe, clean, and appropriate place to rest their heads. www.sweetdreammakers.org
SWIM CENTRAL 954-357-79463700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311 www.broward.org/parks
No Fee Spanish, French, Creole, Telephone for Hearing Impaired Provides water safety classes through public elementary schools, charter schools, daycare centers, and summer camps.
TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN 754-600-9857 OF BROWARD 2050 Civic Center Place #213 Miramar, FL 33025 www.takestockbrowardfl.org No Fee Spanish Provides mentors and college scholarships to low-income, at-risk youth.
THE GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE DIAPER BANK partners with local social service agencies to provide free diapers and feminine hygiene products to low-income families while raising awareness of the basic health need for diapers and feminine hygiene products. www.ftldiaperbank.org
THE PEACEFUL PROJECT 954-483-8021http://www.yourinfinitelifeonline.com/peaceful_project
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.
TOMORROW'S RAINBOW 954-978-23904341 NW 39th Avenue, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 www.tomorrowsrainbow.org No Fee Tomorrow's Rainbow provides free grief support groups for children ages 3 years old through high school and their caregivers. Specialized groups that incorporate our herd of miniature horses are offered twice monthly and meet year-round. Because grief is a life-long journey, children and teens may stay in group for as long as they like and may return at any time. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is available for those struggling with an array of mental health challenges including trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression.
TRUSTBRIDGE HEALTH 561-848-5200 550 W Cypress Creek Road #550 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.trustbridge.com
Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale Spanish, Creole 24/7 Offers support for families facing any stage of illness, including hospice care and caregiver support. Provides care for qualified patients regardless of ability to pay in-home or at hospice sites. Offers individual counseling for youth who have experienced a loss within the past three months and group counseling for youth who have experienced a loss more than three months ago.
UNITED COMMUNITY OPTIONS (formerly United Cerebral Palsy) 954-584-7178 3117 SW 13 Court Ft Lauderdale, FL 33312 www.unitedcommunityoptionssfl.org 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 www.ulbroward.org No Fee
Provides training, career-building and job placement services that equip individuals to enter or re-enter the workforce. Offers education for financial literacy, budgeting, credit counseling, homeownership, foreclosure prevention, and loan modification. Youth development programs provide skills to excel academically and avoid at-risk behavior.
YMCA OF BROWARD COUNTY 954-334-9622900 SE 3rd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
www.ymcabroward.org Provides adult and youth services that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility at various locations throughout South Florida. Some locations offer preschool, after-school care, and aquatics.
YOUTH CO-OP 954-971-1163 2424 W Oakland Park Blvd Oakland Park, FL 33311 www.ycoop.org No Fee Spanish, French, Creole Mon-Fri: 8:00am-5:30pm 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.