Broward Connections Guidebook
9MUSES ART CENTER 954-746-2055 7139 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313 Member Line: 954-746-9162 www.9musesartcenter.org No Fee for Persons with Diagnosis M-F: 9:00am - 5:30pm; Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm
A community arts organization and fully-functioning art studio where instruction, mentoring and advocacy 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.
ACHIEVEMENT & REHABILITATION CENTERS (ARC Broward) 954-746-9400 10250 NW 53rd Street, Sunrise, FL 33351
www.arcbroward.com Medicaid, 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 program, residential, employment and mental health services 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.
Preschool Education & Infant Stimulation Provides certified teachers with a low teacher/student ratio for full-day, a 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.
BEST BUDDIES BROWARD 954-449-6522 3450 Lakeside Drive # 304, Miramar, FL 33027 www.bestbuddies.org/florida
No Fee Pairs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with volunteers for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS 954-537-1010 David & Kay Hughes Administrative Headquarters 877 NW 61 Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.bgcbc.org Fees Apply Administration - M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Clubs - M-F: 2:00pm - 8:00pm, Sat: 11:00am - 3:00pm Additional hours when school is closed Chartered clubs help youth develop academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Carver Ranches Club, West Park 954-967-8787
Florence A. DeGeorge Club, Davie 954-236-2790
Harold Reitman Club, Ft. Lauderdale 954-797-7097
Jim & Jan Moran Club, Deerfield Beach 954-725-5545
Lauderhill Club, Lauderhill 954-731-3552
Leo Goodwin Teen Center, N Lauderdale 954-722-5580
Levine/Slaughter Club, N Lauderdale 954-726-3927
Marti Huizenga Club, Hollywood 954-983-0626
Nan Knox Club, Ft Lauderdale 954-463-6392
Lester H. White Club, Ft Lauderdale 954-585-6351
Rick & Rita Case Club, Davie 954-433-9000
Thomas D. Stephanis Club, Pompano Bch 954-941-2697
BROWARD COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION DIVISION 954-357-8100 TTY: 954-357-2844
Administrative Offices 950 NW 38 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.
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, day care centers and summer camps.
DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES 954-746-1770 7771 W. Oakland Park Blvd., #185, Sunrise, FL 33351 www.myflorida.com/dbs No Fee Spanish, Creole M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Provides rehabilitation services to persons who are blind or have a severe visual impairment.
Braille and Talking Books Library Services Provides reading materials to individuals who have trouble reading print because of sight impairment, reading disability or difficulty holding a book due to arthritis, stroke or an accident.
HALLANDALE BEACH HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT 954-457-1460
Austin Hepburn Center 750 NW 8th Avenue, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 www.hallandalebeachfl.gov 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 job assistance.
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, arts & crafts, computer classes, music, enhanced fitness, educational forums, and job assistance.
HANDS ON BROWARD (formerly Volunteer Broward) 954-233-1300 6600 W. Commercial Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319
www.handsonbroward.org No Fee M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm Provides hands-on volunteer experience by matching individuals and groups with non-profit agencies with volunteer openings. Volunteer opportunities are available in a wide range of programs for people of all ages.
H.A.N.D.Y. (Helping Abused, Neglected and Dependent Youth) 954-522-2911 501 NE 8 Street Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304 www.handyinc.org No Fee Spanish, Creole Provides assessments, case management, counseling and academic support for youth, 9-25 years, who have been removed from their home due 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.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS David Posnack JCC 954-434-0499 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 Provides pre-school, after-school, summer camp and special needs programs for youth and social and recreational programs for adults and older adults.
REBEL’S DROP-IN CENTER 954-276-3452 Memorial Outpatient Behavioral Health 3400 N 29 Avenue Hollywood, FL 33020 No Fee M-F: 3:00pm-8:00pm; Sat, Sun & Holidays: 12:00pm-5:00pm Peer-run drop-in center provides social support, advocacy and peer counseling for adults 18+ years recovering from mental health or substance abuse issues..
SOUTH FLORIDA WELLNESS NETWORK 954-533-0585 5225 NW 33 Avenue Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.sfwn.org No Fee Spanish Peer-run organization offering programs, activities, education, and support to persons recovering from mental illness and/or substance use challenges.
YMCA OF SOUTH FLORIDA 954-334-9622 900 SE 3 Avenue Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 www.ymcabroward.org
Provides adult and youth services that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility at various locations throughout South Florida. Some locations offer preschool, after-school care, and aquatics.