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

 FORT LAUDERDALE HOSPITAL  Phone-954-463-4321 Admissions Ext -1
Admissions Fax- 954-764-4793
1601 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

24/7, 365 free assessments

Insurance accepted-
*Florida Medicaid
*In-network" with most commercial insurances

  • License and Accredited staff 
  • Baker Act receiving facility
  • Marchman Act receiving facility
  • JARF and ARF facility

Adolescent -16 beds
24/7 365 admittance with priority admitting
Ages 5 to 17 (5-10 yrs. olds get 24/7 attention)
Safe secure facility
Acute crisis stabilization with Co-occurring programs
Court partner
Community partner with rehab placement and individualize placement with referrals
Therapist and MD adolescent trained
Family visits with counseling
Hope unit-10 beds
Specialized unit for generally 55 and over
Medically supervised detox for alcohol, prescription medications, and other substances
Crisis stabilization
Medical assistance
Hygiene assistance
One on one and Group therapy
Case management
Wheelchair accessible with hospital beds in each room
Adult psychiatric services-29 beds
24/7 assessment and transportation
18 and older program
Crisis stabilization
Behavioral problems including depression, suicide, bipolar, anxiety, and co-occurring
Individual counselors
One on one and Group therapy 
Med management
Chemical dependency unit-34 beds
Full-time nursing staff
Safe Medical Detox
18 and older program
15-minute cues by BHT to ensure safety
Full day/evening program
Certified addiction counselors
Daily psychiatric visits
Med Management
Daily art therapy
Outdoor time (smoking) and smoking cessation programs 
On-site/Off-site AA/NA groups
12 step model
Case management with step down protocol in relapse prevention planning
One on one and Group therapy
Pride unit-11 beds
LGBTQ specific programs-Detox, Crisis Stabilization, and Inpatient Substance Abuse
Culturally sensitive to LGBTQ community
18 and older program
The safe zone for patients
Psychiatric services
One on one and Group therapy
Safe discharge to LGBTQ Community resources
Recreational Therapy
IOP(3-4 days)/ PHP (5 days a week)
18 and older program
Breakfast lunch and snacks
4 group sessions a day from 9 AM to 2:30 PM
45-minute group sessions with 15-minute breaks
Weekly event calendar
Weekly therapy in a park or other outings 
Weekly visit with a psychiatric doctor
Daily visit available with a nurse( if needed)
Individualize therapy sessions available (if needed)
A medical doctor may be seen upon admissions
Case management services
Activity therapy
Court approved 
A full continuum of care upon discharge
Most Medicare and Insurances Accepted and cover this service.

PRIDE CENTER  954-463-9005
2040 N. Dixie Highway
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
M-F: 10:00am -10:00pm, Sat/Sun: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Provides a welcoming, safe space for the GLBT community and friends to access services that embrace individuality, diversity, and acceptance. Offers support groups, confidential HIV testing, and activities.

SUNSERVE  954-764-5150
2312 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

M-F 9:00am - 8:00pm Sat. 10:00am - 2:00pm

Many services are no cost. Some sliding scale for therapy services.

Provides outpatient mental health treatment, social services, education, and outreach services that are targeted to especially benefit the LGBT community, including programs specifically for youth, adults, those with HIV, and older adults. Services include individual, couples, family and group therapy, as well as support groups and professional training.
Transgender Services
Offers linkage to transgender-proficient medical care, mental health services, employment opportunities and information about a name change, gender marker change and surgery.
HOPWA Case Management
Provides housing resources for people living with AIDS including rent or mortgage assistance, move-in assistance, utilities, and case management.
Noble A. McArtor Senior Day Care Center  954-764-5055
1480 NW 9th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Provides daytime or respite care for
fragile elderly population regardless of ability to pay. Although open to all, the program is LGBTQ proficient.

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.

TRANS LIFELINE  877-565-8860
Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well-being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
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954-778-8876 / FAX 877-684-0414

2312 Wilton Drive
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

M-F Afternoons
Voice therapy modification for transgender individuals who want their voices to match their true gender.
Transgender Voice Modification
Individual and group therapy for the transgender population so that their voices match their true gender identity. Therapists are state licensed and certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association to provide voice modification therapy.

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