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 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.
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS & ALATEEN 888-425-2666 - 888-4ALANON www.southfloridaal-anon.org
No Fee 7 days a week Spanish, French Serves families and friends of alcoholics 19+ years, who believe their lives are affected by someone else’s drinking (Al-Anon), and youth under 19 years (AlaTeen). Meetings are scheduled at various times and locations,
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION 800-272-3900 Southeast Florida Chapter 3323 W Commercial Blvd #260
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.alz.org/seflorida No Fee Helpline available 24/7 Provides education and support to Alzheimer’s patients, families, and caregivers as well as education to the community and professionals about
Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. Operates dementia-specific helpline for information, resources, and counseling. Offers caregiver support groups, early-stage support groups, advocacy & public policy initiatives, safety services for those with memory impairment, and a clinical trial matching program.
AMERICAN RED CROSS 954-797-3800 South Florida Region 600 NE 3 Avenue Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304 No Fee 24/7
www.redcross.org/fl/miami 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 954-584-8000 1790 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.
ARC BROWARD 954-746-9400 10250 NW 53rd Street Sunrise, FL 33351
www.arcbroward.com 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 and residential programs and employment 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 student/teacher ratio for full-day year-round, instructional curriculum of activities and therapies to facilitate growth for children with developmental disabilities. Operates a developmental preschool for children,18 months-5 years, with extended care available before and after school hours.
Respite Care Provides care and supervision to children with developmental disabilities. Also available in the family home.
ARCHWAYS 954-763-2030 919 NE 13 Street Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304 www.archways.org Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale Spanish, French, Creole, Italian Provides behavioral healthcare to persons suffering from severe and
persistent mental illness or mental illness/substance abuse issues. Treatment services include case management, nursing/medical care, psycho-social rehabilitation, outpatient treatment, psychiatric evaluations, medication monitoring, supported employment services, residential supported housing and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). Also provides prevention through education to youth and adults in the community on various topics including substance abuse prevention and
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 individual, group and family counseling. Psychiatric, medical services, case management and peer support available.
BIG BROTHERS / BIG SISTERS OF BROWARD 954-584-9990 4101 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 adults mentors for young adults 16-23 years who are aging out of the foster care system.
BROWARD COUNTY DENTAL ASSN 954-772-5461 PO Box 2247 Pompano Beach, FL 33061 www.browarddental.org
No Fee Provides telephone referrals for dental care for children and adults. Offers dental care for underserved children at the annual “Give Kids a Smile” event.
BROWARD COUNTY FAMILY SUCCESS ADMINISTRATION DIVISION 954-357-6367 TTY: 800-955-8770
Edgar P Mills Multipurpose Center 900 NW 31 Avenue #3000 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 www.broward.org/familysuccess
No Fee Spanish, French, Creole, American Sign Language Telephone for Hearing Impaired M-F: 8:00am-5:00pm
Assists individuals and families to achieve economic and social stability.
Family Success Centers provide social services information, referrals and services to assist individuals and families in setting goals, learning skills, and accessing the services for self-sufficiency. Services include integrated intake, assessment and case management, and rent/mortgage and utility assistance. A financial coach is available at each location to work one-on-one with residents to help develop individualized financial goals and foster good financial management practices. Offers monthly workshops on a variety of financial topics.
North Region Family Success Ctr 954-357-5340
Annie L Weaver Health Center 2011 NW 3 Avenue Pompano Beach, FL 33060 M-Tue: 7:30am-5:30pm, W-Thu: 7:30am–6:30pm, F: 7:30am-5:00pm
Northwest Region Family Success Ctr 954-357-5000 10077 NW 29 Street Coral Springs, FL 33065 M,W,Th,F: 8:00am-5:00pm, Tue: 8:00am-6:30pm
Central Region Family Success Ctr 954-357-5001
Edgar P Mills Multi-Purpose Center 900 NW 31 Avenue #3000 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 M-F: 7:45am-6:30pm
South Region Family Success Ctr 954-357-5650
Carver Ranches 4733 SW 18 Street West Park, FL 33023 M,W,F: 8:30am-5:00pm; Tue, Thu: 8:30am-6:30pm
Davie Family Success Ctr 954-797-2054 4700 Davie Road #B Davie, FL 33314 M-F: 8:30am-5:00pm
Community Action Agency 954-357-5025 900 NW 31 Avenue Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 Provides assistance to low income Broward County residents through two federally funded programs. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program offers financial assistance with electric bills depending on eligibility. The Community Service Block Grant assists individuals and families in setting goals, learning skills and accessing services that are needed to become self-sufficient. Services may include case management, tuition and education assistance (including books and/or supplies), and other services needed to remove barriers
to employment and self-sufficiency.
Housing Options Program 954-357-5099 900 NW 31 Avenue Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 Assist Broward County resident individuals or families who are experiencing homelessness with temporary rental subsidies, intensive case management and placement and referral services. Family
Reunification Program provides a one-way bus ticket anywhere Greyhound travels to be reunified with family.
Housing First 954-563-4357 Provides intensive case management for persons experiencing homelessness who need temporary subsidized rental assistance, while promoting a savings plan and asset building option to help ensure self-sufficiency. Assists in developing skills for budgeting and life management.
BROWARD COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION DIVISION 954-357-8100 TTY: 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 754-321-0000 600 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 www.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 954-575-5998 (Building Lasting Attitudes & Strategies for Tomorrow) 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 754-321-1569 Provides 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.) 754-321-3400 Provides specialized education and services for gifted students and students with disabilities.
Family Counseling-IDEA Students 754-321-3430 Provides counseling to emotionally handicapped, SED and/or autistic students, 5-22 years and their families. Encourages teamwork at 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 754-321-1550 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 754-321-1618 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.
Strategic Planning Office 754-321-1891 Provides at-risk students with the necessary tools to foster personal, academic and social growth leading to school completion.
Suicide Prevention 754-321-3425 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 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 PARTNERSHIP (formerly Broward Partnership for the Homeless) 954-779-3990 920 NW 7 Avenue Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 www.bphi.org No Fee Spanish, French, Creole 24/7 Provides emergency homeless shelter for men, women and families with children. Current residents receive meals; primary medical and dental care; mental health diagnosis, treatment and psychiatric services; and substance abuse education, prevention, intervention and treatment including 12-Step programs. Access to child care, parenting education, support groups, family therapy, educational services, including GED classes, vocational assessment, job readiness, job training and placement services, life skills and computer classes. Referrals for emergency shelter services must be received via the Homeless Helpline at 954-563-4357 (954-563-HELP).
BROWARD REGIONAL HEALTH PLANNING COUNCIL 954-561-9681 200 Oakwood Lane, #100 Hollywood, FL 33020 www.brhpc.org No Fee Spanish, French, Creole Legislatively designated local health planning entity delivers health and human service innovations at the national, state and local level through planning, direct services, evaluation, and organizational capacity building.
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Navigator Services The lead agency for Broward County area navigators who serve as an in-person resource for those who want additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling in the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.
Centralized Intake and Eligibility Determination (CIED) Provides a single entry point of service and assistance for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Provides 40-hour training for law enforcement to improve the way officers respond to people experiencing mental health crises.
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.
HIV Planning Council Oversees funding and services for Broward County Ryan White Part A program.
Living Healthy/Tomando Control de Su Salud Offers a 6-week workshop, in English & Spanish, to empower older adults with various chronic diseases to take control of their health.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Team Contracted to provide linkage, support, and advocacy to clients who have mental health or co-occurring disorders and are involved in the Broward County felony court system.
TOUCH Broward Works with communities, partners and local government to reduce health disparities and improve health and well-being in the areas of tobacco-free living, active living & healthy eating, clinical & community linkages, and healthy built environments.
CAMELOT COMMUNITY CARE 954-958-0988 1925 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: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 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).
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 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.
CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY 954-453-6400 401 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.
CHILDNET 954-414-6000 1100 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.
CINS/FINS PROVIDER AGENCIES 954-486-4222 Through 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 954-568-2801 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 AvenueFt. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Community-Based Connections 954-524-9797 1033 Sistrunk Blvd., #201 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP DIVISION 954-357-8647 TTY: 954-357-2882 115 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.
COOPERATIVE PARENTING & DIVORCE (CO-PARENTING) 954-746-2055 Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida
7145 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Lauderhill, FL 33313-1012 www.mhasefl.org Sliding Scale Creole, Hebrew - Hours by appointment 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.
EARLY LEARNING COALITION 954-377-2188 6301 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.
FAMILY CENTRAL 954-720-1000 840 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 INITIATIVE FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION (F.I.S.P.) 954-384-0344 13798 NW 4 Street #309 Sunrise, FL 33325
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 954-763-6776 119 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.
GOODMAN JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE (formerly Jewish Family Service) 954-370-2140 5890 S Pine Island Road #201 Davie, FL 33328 www.jfsbroward.org Insurance, Medicare, Sliding Scale Hebrew M: 9:00am-7:00pm, Tue & Thu: 9:00am-9:00pm, W: 9:00am-5:00pm, F: 8:00am-4:00pm Provides individual, couples, family, group and in-home counseling. Offers short-term financial assistance for food, rent, utilities, and prescription medication.
Family Link Program Private pay services for family advocacy and care management.
Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program Offers free, confidential assistance and support including reparations and restitution assistance, in-home care counseling, emergency financial assistance, socialization event, dental assistance for survivors of the Holocaust.
Joshua’s Path Assists family caregivers or advocates of an adolescent or adult with a developmental, physical or mental health disability to put in place needed supports and arrangements for their loved one’s current and future needs, including free planning consultations, educational seminars, and a special needs resource fair.
HEALTHY MOTHERS, HEALTHY BABIES COALITION 954-765-0550 1100 W. State Road 84 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
www.hmhbbroward.org No Fee
Spanish Creole Provides prenatal care, parenting, education and support services to reduce infant death, and temporary assistance for basic needs (food, one-time partial rental assistance, and vouchers) to low-income Broward families who meet income eligibility.
Cribs for Kids Provides cribs for and education to families in need of a safe sleeping environment for an infant.
Fatherhood Mentorship Program Provides individual and group education to help men develop the skills needed to become and remain active in their child’s lives.
Forget Me Not Provides individual and group bereavement support to families who have experienced the loss of a baby.
Healthy Families Provides education and case management to pregnant or parenting families living in targeted zip codes to prevent abuse and neglect.
Mahogany Project Provides intensive case management including childbirth education, nutrition, breastfeeding and infant care to high-risk mothers in the 33311 zip code.
Mothers Overcoming Maternal Stress (M.O.M.S) Program
Provides in-home counseling, parenting education and case management for pregnant women or mothers, with children through the age of 1 year, who are experiencing symptoms of depression and other stressors.
Teen Collaborative Project Provides in-home case management to at-risk teenage girls during their pregnancy and up to their child's second birthday.
HOPE WOMEN'S CENTERS 954-372-7089 991 SW 71st Avenue, N. Lauderdale, FL 33068 www.thereishope.org
No Fee M-Th: 9:00am - 5:00pm; F: 9:00am - 1:00pm Provides confidential pregnancy testing, options counseling, limited obstetric ultrasounds, referrals, and STI testing.
Fort Lauderdale Center 954-568-2616 840 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334 M-Th: 9:00am - 5:00pm; F: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Davie Center 954-452-9459 2261 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33328 M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm; Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
North Lauderdale Center 954-726-7464 943 SW 71st Avenue, N. Lauderdale, FL 33068 M-Th: 9:00am - 5:00pm; F: 9:00am - 1:00pm
JEWISH ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE OPTIONS (JAFCO) 954-749-7230 4200 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.
KIDS IN DISTRESS 954-390-7654 819 NE 26 Street Wilton Manors, FL 33305 www.kidinc.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.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD CLINIC (Clinica Luz del Mundo) 954-563-9876 5333 5333 N Dixie Highway #201 Oakland Park, FL 33334 www.lightoftheworldclinic.org Fee for Lab Services only Spanish Tue-Thu: 9:00am-5:00pm, F: 9:00am-3:00pm, Sat: 8:00am-2:00pm Provides free medical care in over 13 different specialties to uninsured, low-income or no-income residents of Broward County. Clients must be pre-qualified before an appointment can be given.
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF SOUTHEAST FLORIDA (MHA) (formerly MHA of Broward County) 954-746-2055
7145 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313-1012 www.mhasefl.org M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Additional hours by appointment No Fee for most services Spanish, Creole Provides information and referral to the public and private community. Offers resources and education for the prevention of mental illness and the promotion of mental health, and advocacy for and empowerment of people with behavioral illness.
Connections Provides a comprehensive guide to social services in Broward County. 2019 pick up a new copy of Connections at the MHA office. You can also view online at (www.mhasefl.org).
Consumer Support Offers a range of peer-to-peer social activities, support groups and educational opportunities including groups for anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar/depression as well as Recovery workshops and Schizophrenics Anonymous meetings.
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.
Live Your Life Well A national public education campaign designed to help people better cope with stress and enhance their well-being. Live Your Life Well can be presented as an in-service training or public presentation.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Outreach Partnership Program Outreach Partner for the State of Florida in a nationwide initiative of the NIMH with support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to strengthen the public health impact of research by disseminating the latest scientific findings; informing the public about mental disorders, alcoholism, and drug addiction; and reducing the associated stigma and discrimination. Provides in-service training, public presentations, and literature through public education.
9Muses Art Center 7139 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313 www.9musesartcenter.org M-F: 10:00am - 6:00pm, Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Member Phone: 954-746-9162 A community arts organization and fully-functioning art studio where instruction and mentoring are offered. Arts disciplines include painting, drawing, pottery, textiles, 2D & 3D design, sculpting, design, music, drama, and creative writing. On-site Frame Shop and Gallery is open to the public.
Parent Education & Parent Support (PEPS) Offers evidence-based parent education classes which meet DCF, ChildNet and Court criteria, and parent skills workshops. Specialty tracks are available for parents of infants, children, and teens. In-home and hands-on parenting available for ChildNet referred clients. Fee-based parent education and anger management are available by request.
Parenting Enrichment Classes Fee-based community workshops are available on parenting subjects including communication, listening, positive discipline and stress management.
PROSPER (Peers Reaching Out Support Partners for Emotional Recovery) 7139 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313 This recovery initiative for adults with mental illness pairs consumers to peer partners who assist one another as they pursue life skills, social skills and health agendas that support recovery. Social skills and successful community integration are reinforced.
Public Policy Initiatives Supports and advocates public policy and agendas consistent with the values of access, choice, and empowerment.
Seth Line 954-578-5640
Peer Support Warm Line 866-964-3714 Provides a "warm line" offering peer support, information and referral, and telephone reassurance to any person seeking a caring and supportive listener. Contact us by phone only.
MOUNT BETHEL HUMAN SERVICES954-763-5010 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.
NAMI BROWARD 954-316-9907 4161 NW 5th Street, Plantation, FL 33317 www.namibroward.org No Fee Spanish M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm Provides support, advocacy and educational resources for persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Support groups are available for persons living with mental illness as well as groups for family members and/or caregivers of persons diagnosed with a mental illness.
PARENT’S INFORMATION & RESOURCE CENTER 954-785-8285 817 N. Dixie Highway, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
www.pircinc.org Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale Spanish, French, Creole M-F: 9:00am - 6:00pm, Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm Provides outpatient individual and family counseling, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, case management, psychological testing, parenting classes, and anger management training for parents and children who are at risk of separation or are attempting reunification.
PREGNANCY HELP(Central Broward) 527 NE 13th Street, Fort Lauderdale Florida 33304 PH: 954-527-0810 - FAX 954-527-0811 http://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 - 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.
SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES 954-420-5030 3681 NW 29th Place, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 www.sosflorida.com
No Fee 24/7 Residential community of 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 after-care program for young adults transitioning out of foster care that helps them find housing, employment, finish their education and raise their own children.
SOUTH FLORIDA HUNGER COALITION 954-372-2007 599 SW 2 Avenue Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301 www.southfloridahungercoalition.org Serves as a resource for hunger-related initiatives and maintains an updated list of food pantries.
TOMORROW'S RAINBOW 954-978-2390 4341 NW 39th Avenue, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 www.tomorrowsrainbow.org
No Fee Provides grief support for children, and their families, who have experienced the death of a loved one. Uses miniature horse interactions with therapeutic play areas and facilitated peer support.
TRUSTBRIDGE HEALTH 561-848-5200 550 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 954-584-7178 (formerly United Cerebral Palsy) 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.
UNITED WAY OF BROWARD COUNTY COMMISSION ON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & DRUG PREVENTION (formerly Commission on Substance Abuse) 954-760-7007 1300 S Andrews Avenue Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316 www.drugfreebroward.org No Fee Coordinates community efforts in the area of substance use/abuse services. Provides education, training, and collaboration to foster, develop and enhance drug-free efforts throughout Broward County
WELLPATH RECOVERY SOLUTIONS / SOUTH FLORIDA STATE HOSPITAL (formerly Correct Care) 954-392-3000 800 E Cypress Drive Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 Treats adults with severe and persistent mental illness, involuntarily committed to the hospital when community treatment alternatives are no longer effective.
WOMEN IN DISTRESS 954-760-9800 Hotline: 954-761-1133 PO Box 50187, Lighthouse Point, FL 33074 www.womenindistress.org No Fee Telephone for Hearing Impaired Spanish, Creole, Language Line assistance available M-Th: 9:00am - 9:00pm; F: 9:00am - 6:00pm;
Shelter: 24/7 Operates a 24-hour domestic violence crisis line and emergency shelter. Provides counseling for men, women and children including support groups and individual advocacy services. Also provides legal advice and representation for victims of domestic, dating and stalking violence at injunction (restraining order) hearings.
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 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.
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