Broward Connections Guidebook

 AGING & DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER OF BROWARD (ADRC) 954-745-9567 TDD:  954-745-5689 5300 Hiatus Road Sunrise, FL 33351 No Fee Spanish, French, Creole M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm
ADRC Helpline - 954-745-9779  
Provides information and referral for counseling, assessments, assistance with utility payments on an emergency basis, and facilitates the financial eligibility process for publicly funded services for seniors 60+ years, persons with severe and persistent mental illness 18+ years, and their families and caregivers. Offers education for elders 60+ years and persons with disability 18-49 years, on the Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) Statewide Medicaid Managed
Long-Term Care Program.

ARCHWAYS 954-763-2030 919 NE13th Street Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304 Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale Spanish, French, Creole, Italian, American Sign Language 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, psychosocial 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 violence prevention.

Edgar P Mills Multipurpose Center 900 NW 31 Avenue #3000 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311
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 MINORITY BUILDERS COALITION 954-792-1121 665 SW 27th Avenue, #16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 No Fee
Home Touch Program 
Provides carpentry, plumbing, electrical or other emergency home improvements to preserve health and safety and correct code violations in Broward County owner-occupied homes of persons 60+ years.
South Florida Green Jobs Collaborative Trains community members in green jobs in the building industry through a partnership of the private and public sectors.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI 954-332-6640 *1079 SE 22nd Avenue Pompano Beach, FL 33062 Sliding Scale Spanish, Creole Provides social services including behavioral health, adult day care centers, transitional housing, and emergency financial assistance.
Emergency Services 954-568-6610 Provides rent/mortgage assistance for people facing eviction and food vouchers.
Adult Day Care Centers Licensed adult day care centers for disabled individuals 19+ years and older adults. Provides daily supervised activities, exercise, and medical observation. Accepts adults with a diagnosed cognitive, medical or psychological disability. Central West Adult Day Care Ctr. 954-583-6446, Centro Oeste Hispano 954-583-6446, Wilton Manors Adult Day Care Ctr. 954-630-9501

CENTER FOR WORKING FAMILIES / HISPANIC UNITY OF FLORIDA 954-964-8884 | 5840 Johnson St, Hollywood, FL 33021 | Sliding Scale Spanish, Creole Empowering immigrants and others to become self-sufficient, productive and civically engaged.

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES (DCF) 954-375-6092 1400 W. Commercial Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 No Fee Spanish, Creole M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm 
Branch of State Government responsible for the administration of social services.
Adult Protective Services (APS) 954-375-6093 201 W. Broward Blvd., #510 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 Provides services for frail, elderly and disabled adults who are at risk or are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation and disabled adults who need assistance to remain in their own homes in the community. Investigates allegations of elderly/disabled adult abuse neglect and exploitation. Provides case management for clients who receive OSS (Optional State Supplement) and live in an ALF (Assisted Living Facility) or adult family care home, and clients who receive subsidies from the Home Care for Disabled Adults/Elderly program. To report abuse, neglect or exploitation, call the Florida Abuse Hotline at 800-962-2873.
ACCESS Economic Services 954-375-3338 Determines eligibility and ongoing case management of Food Assistance (food stamps), Temporary Cash Assistance and Medicaid for families with children or older adults, blind or disabled adults, based on state and federal guidelines. Clients may also apply for benefits at over 150 community partner sites.
Central Broward Service Center 3511 N. Pine Island Road Sunrise, FL 33351
North Broward Service Center 1400 W. Commercial Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

Things to bring to the interview:

  • Identification of head of household and/or person attending the interview (photo I.D.)
  • Proof of residency in this county (proof of address such as a bill, etc.)
  • Social Security Cards for all members of the household on the application
  • Alien Status (I.D. Card) of all members of a household who are not U.S. citizens
  • Proof of household size and composition (# in the family, how many boys/girls, ages)
  • Resources (bank accounts, car registrations, etc.)
  • Proof of any and all income to all household members - loss or lack of income must also be proven. Provide at least 8 weeks proof of current income from employment
  • Notes from people providing money or paying your bills, Medical bills for members of household 60+ years who receive SSI or SSD, if you wish to claim medical deductions Child/adult dependent care expenses for allowable deductions, Shelter costs, if you wish to claim allowable deductions
  • Proof of rent/mortgage payment, homeowners’ insurance, electric, gas, taxes/assessments, telephone, heating fuel, water, sewage, etc.

FLORIDA DEPT. OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (formerly Agency for Workforce Innovation) 866-352-2345 TTY:800-955-8771
Florida Reemployment Office 800-204-2418 (online application) 
Provides temporary wage replacement benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own.
Special Unemployment Compensation Program
Disaster Unemployment Assistance 
Provides assistance to individuals who do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits from Florida or any other state and whose unemployment is a direct result of a disaster.
Trade Readjustment Allowance Program Provides training, job search, relocation allowances, and other reemployment services to individuals who have been totally or partially separated from their job due to increased foreign imports.
Workforce Services Provides support services to Career Source to support employers and assist individuals to gain employment, remain employed and advance in their careers. See Career Source for locations.

GATEWAY COMMUNITY OUTREACH 954-725-8434 291 SE 1st Terrace Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
No Fee M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm (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.

GOODMAN JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE (formerly Jewish Family Service) 954-370-2140 100 S. Pine Island Road, #230
Plantation, FL 33324 Insurance, Medicare, Sliding Scale Hebrew M: 9:00am - 7:00pm; Tu & Th: 9:00am - 9:00pm; W: 9:00am - 5:00pm; F: 8:00am - 4:00pm 
Provides individual, couples, family, group and in-home counseling.
Family Link Program Private pay services for family advocacy and care management.
Legacy Corps for Veterans and Military Families Provides non-medical companionship/respite for veterans and military family caregivers including in-home respite and/or assistance with errands, transportation, recreational activities, etc.
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.

Austin Hepburn Center 954-457-1460 750 NW 8th Avenue Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
No Fee After School Program:  $200 resident / $250 non-resident annually Spanish M-F:   8:00am - 5:30pm
After School Program - M-F: 2:00pm - 5:30pm Senior Activity Center - M-F: 8:00am - 12:00pm 
Provides social services to the residents of Hallandale Beach including case management, job assistance, emergency food, utility payments, rent and mortgage assistance, health services and individual, group and family counseling, parenting, anger management and conflict resolution workshops for youth and adults. A food pantry is available to those in need.
Youth Services Provides after-school tutorial enrichment program for youth up to 17 years with transportation for students from Hallandale Elementary and Gulfstream Middle Schools, and spring break and summer camps for youth grades K-8. 
Senior Activity Center 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.

HOPE OUTREACH CENTER  954-321-0909 4700 SW 64th Avenue, #A, Davie, FL 33314
No Fee Spanish 
Provides social services to southwest Broward County residents. Offers food and emergency assistance with rent and utilities.

MONARCH CARE  954-720-2485 (formerly CareSource) 7071 W. Commercial Blvd., #2-D, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319 Sliding Scale Spanish M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Offers money management services for individuals who can no longer manage their personal monetary affairs due to age or disability.  Provides support services for persons who serve as legal guardians of family or friends.

MOUNT BETHEL HUMAN SERVICES 954-763-5010 1100 W Sunrise Blvd Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 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

SUNSERVE  954-764-5150 2312 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 Provides outpatient mental health treatment, education and outreach services that are targeted to especially benefit the GLBT community including programs specifically for youth, adults and older adults.  Services include individual, couples, family and group therapy as well as support groups and professional training. 
HOPWA Case Management Provides housing resources for people living with AIDS including rent or mortgage assistance, move-in assistance, utilities, and case management.

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN 754-600-9857 OF BROWARD 2050 Civic Center Place #213 Miramar, FL 33025 No Fee Spanish Provides mentors and college scholarships to low-income, at-risk youth. 

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