Broward Connections Guidebook
BROWARD MEALS ON WHEELS 954-731-8770 451 N. State Road 7, Plantation, FL 33317 www.bmow.org Spanish
M-F: 8:00am - 4:00pm Provides meal delivery to low-income, homebound and frail older adults. Offers hot meals to registered individuals at senior centers, meals for companion pets and nutrition counseling. Arranges for a volunteer to shop for those who can pay for their own groceries but are unable to shop for themselves. Delivers a 14-day of supply of emergency meals to older adults returning home from the hospital or who suddenly find themselves in need of immediate assistance.
BROWARD OUTREACH CENTERS SOUTH 954-926-7417 2056 Scott Street, Hollywood, FL 33020 NORTH 954-979-6365 1700 Blount Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33069 www.miamirescuemission.com/boc.htm Provides food, shelter, substance abuse treatment, education, computer literacy, job placement, healthcare and spiritual development in a drug and alcohol-free environment. Accommodates men, women, and children.
COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS 954-792-4000 924 NW 1st Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 No Fee M-F: 9:00am - 4:00pm Yellow House Advocates and educates to address the needs of the homeless. Offers clothing, crisis response, phones, computers, laundry, hygiene needs, showers, and mail service.
COVENANT HOUSE FLORIDA 954-561-5559 733 Breakers Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304 www.covenanthousefl.org
No Fee Spanish, Creole 24/7 Emergency shelter for youth under 21 years, including youth with babies. Provides 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.
EASE FOUNDATION (Emergency Assistance Service Effort) 954-797-1077 4700 SW 64th Avenue #B, Davie, FL 33314
www.easefoundation.org No Fee Provides emergency assistance, on a one-time basis, to qualified residents of Davie.
GATEWAY COMMUNITY OUTREACH 954-725-8434 291 SE 1st Terrace, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 www.gcoflorida.org
No Fee M-F: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (main office) Provides food, clothing, furniture, case management, rent, and mortgage assistance to those in need. Also operates satellite sites in Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Sunrise and Lauderhill on a variable schedule.
HALLANDALE BEACH HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT 954-457-1460
Austin Hepburn Center 750 NW 8th Avenue, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 www.hallandalebeachfl.gov No Fee Spanish
After School Program: $200 resident / $250 non-resident annually M-F: 8:00am - 5:30pm
After School Program - M-F: 2:00pm - 5:30pm 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.
Senior Activity Center - M-F: 8:00am - 12:00pm Provides round-trip transportation, continental breakfast, arts & crafts, computer classes, music, enhanced fitness, educational forums, field trips, and lunch to older adults 60+ years. Offers case management and counseling, job assistance, emergency food, rent, and utility payment assistance, HIV/AIDS testing, and health services.
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.
HOPE OUTREACH CENTER 954-321-0909 4700 SW 64th Avenue, #A, Davie, FL 33314 www.hopeoutreachfl.org
No Fee Spanish Provides social services to southwest Broward County residents. Offers food and emergency assistance with rent and utilities.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS 954-434-0499
David Posnack JCC 5850 S. Pine Island Road, Davie, FL 33328 www.dpjcc.org Provides 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
WECARE program provides food pantry and medical equipment loan.
JUBILEE CENTER OF SOUTH BROWARD 954-920-0106 2020 Scott Street, Hollywood, FL 33020 www.jubileecenterbroward.org No Fee Social Services: M-F: 10:30am - 12:30pm - Soup Kitchen: M-F: 11 am Provides emergency services to working and homeless individuals and families in Broward County including a food pantry, personal hygiene items, and clothing.
LIFENET 4 FAMILIES (formerly Cooperative Feeding Program) 954-792-2328 1 NW 33rd Terrace, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
www.lifenet4families.org No Fee Office Hours - M-F: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Hot Meals - M-Sat: 9:00am - 11:00am, Sun: 11:00am - 12:30pm, Food Pantry - M-F: 9:00am - 2:00pm Provides necessary food, ancillary services, and referrals to individuals and families in poverty. Offers access to on-site shower facilities, haircuts, clothing, job readiness preparation, emergency financial assistance, mailing address usage, and mail retrieval services.
MOUNT BETHEL HUMAN SERVICES 954-763-5010 1021 NW 6th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 www.mbhsc.org
No Fee Spanish M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm Provides services for at-risk families including foster care, family reunification, childcare assistance, emergency food pantry, parenting, and neighborhood empowerment.
New Vision Community Development Corporation Offers certified HUD housing counseling to first-time home buyers.
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.
OUR FATHER’S HOUSE 954-968-7550 2380 Martin Luther King Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33066 www.ofhsoupkitchen.org No Fee M-F: Lunch 11:30am - 12:55pm Serveshot lunch at the facility or bag lunch to go. Provides a bag of food to needy families once a month and clothing upon request.
POVERELLO CENTER 954-561-3663 1056 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 www.poverello.org
Food Pantry - M-F: 9:00am - 3:00pm, Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm Provides a food pantry to serve Broward County residents, who are living with HIV/AIDS, with their basic nutritional needs and nutritional counseling. Proper ID and doctor’s verification of testing positive needed. Operates a thrift store that supports the food bank; can arrange for pick-up of donated items.
SAINT LAURENCE CHAPEL 954-972-2958 1698 Blount Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33069 www.stlaurencechapel.org
No Fee Day shelter for the homeless or nearly homeless that provides hot breakfast and lunch, showers, clothing, case management, group counseling, medical assistance, mailing address and telephone center, storage, and voluntary chapel services. Offers bus passes and/or transportation to and from the shelter.
SALVATION ARMY 954-524-6991 1445 W. Broward Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 www.salvationarmyfortlauderdale.org Sliding Scale Spanish, French, Creole M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm The faith-based organization provides social services including food, shelter, and clothing to those in need. Also offers disaster relief services, child care centers, AIDS education and residential services, medical facilities, shelters for battered women and children, family counseling, vocational training, and substance abuse rehabilitation.
SOUTH FLORIDA HUNGER COALITION 954-372-2007 451 N. State Road 7, Plantation, FL 33317
www.southfloridahungercoalition.org Serves as a resource for hunger-related initiatives and maintains an updated list of food pantries.
SUNRISE (CITY OF) 954-741-2580 10770 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33351 www.sunrisefl.gov
M-F: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Social Services 954-746-3670 10650 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33351 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm A full-time social worker helps eligible Sunrise residents obtain emergency financial assistance and food distribution.
TASK FORCE FORE ENDING HOMELESSNESS 954-563-4357 No Fee Mon-Sun: 6:30am-6:30pm
Provides street outreach, education, and advocacy to Broward’s homeless population including housing/shelter, basic needs (hygiene kits, clothing, water, bus passes, etc) and referrals/linkages to primary healthcare, family reunification, behavioral healthcare, and legal services.
THE PANTRY OF BROWARD 954-358-1481 610 NW 3rd Avenue Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 www.thepantryofbroward.org
No Fee M-F: 8:00am - 4:00pm Provides assistance including monthly nutritional food boxes to clients and classes on menu planning and economical food shopping to low-income older adults and grandparents raising their grandchildren. Also helps clients with annual back to school supplies and holiday gifts for their grandchildren.