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

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.  

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 supported employment services, residential supported housing, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). 

TTY: 800-955-8770
Edgar P. Mills Multipurpose Center
900 NW 31st Avenue, #3000
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
No Fee
Spanish, French, Creole, American Sign Language
Telephone for Hearing Impaired
M-F: 8:30am-5:00pm
Family Success Centers

Provides social services information, referrals and services to assist individuals and families in setting goals, learning skills, and accessing the services for self-sufficiency.  
North Region Family Success Center                       
Annie L. Weaver Health Center
2011 NW 3rd Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm               
Northwest Region Family Success Center    
10077 NW 29th Street
Coral Springs, FL 33065
M-F: 8:00am-5:00pm
Central Region Family Success Center    
Edgar P. Mills Multi-Purpose Center
900 NW 31st Avenue, #3000
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm
South Region Family Success Center                      
Carver Ranches
4733 SW 18th Street
West Park, FL 33023
M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Davie Family Success Center                           
4700 Davie Road, #B
Davie, FL 33314
M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Community Action Agency                               
900 NW 31st Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm 

(see the following for more information)
Community Action Agency assists individuals and families in setting goals, learning skills and accessing services they need to become self-sufficient including education, training, books, tools, childcare, and bus passes. Offers low income Broward County residents financial assistance with
electric bills depending on eligibility.
Housing Options Program                                           
(formerly Homeless Initiative Partnership)
900 NW 31st Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Provides intensive case management for families in need of temporary subsidized rental assistance including a life management skills program. Assists chronically homeless individuals with mental health or substance abuse issues to transition from homelessness to living independently. Family Reunification Program provides a one-way bus ticket anywhere Greyhound travels to be reunified with family.

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                                        
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                            

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.                  
Centro Oeste Hispano                                      
Wilton Manors Adult Day Care Ctr.                

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)                             
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                                  

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 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.

GATEWAY COMMUNITY OUTREACH                       
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.

(formerly Agency for Workforce Innovation)
866-352-2345 TTY:800-955-8771
Florida Reemployment Office                  
www.fluidnow.com (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.

(formerly Jewish Family Service)
100 S. Pine Island Road, #230
Plantation, FL 33324
Insurance, Medicare, Sliding Scale
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
750 NW 8th Avenue
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
No Fee
After School Program:  $200 resident / $250 non-resident annually
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.

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.

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.

URBAN LEAGUE  954-584-0777 
560 NW 27th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
No Fee

Provides education, job training, job placement, and support to young adults, 16-21 years, who have not completed high school and/or were juvenile offenders.  Offers comprehensive housing counseling for first time home buyers and individuals facing foreclosure and a 2:1 match savings program for low-income individuals/families to purchase their first home, continue post-secondary education or establish a small business.