Broward Connections Guidebook

 2-1-1 BROWARD (formerly First Call For Help of Broward) - Dial 2-1-1 or 954-537-0211TDD:   Dial 7-1-1 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. 
Teen Hotline  954-567-8336  Provides information, referral, crisis intervention, and non-judgmental listening services for youth, to help them with issues of adolescent and young adulthood.  

No Fee 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, 7 days a week.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS954-462-0265 or 954-462-72023317 NE 10 Terrace #404 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 No Fee M-W: 9:00am-5:00pm, Thu-F: 9:00am–6:00pm, Sat: 9:00am–1:00pm Phone assistance available 24/7 Fellowship of men and women who work the 12-step program to stay sober and help others to achieve sobriety. Offers over 700 meetings in Broward County each week at various times and locations where the only requirement is a desire to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

954-763-2030919 NE 13th 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, 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 violence prevention.

954-327-40601061 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park, FL 33309 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.


Detoxification & Admissions 325 SW 28 Street Ft Lauderdale, FL 33315 Medicaid, Sliding Scale Spanish, Creole, Telephone for Hearing Impaired American Sign Language with appropriate noticeDetoxification & Residential Services: 24/7 Admissions – M-Sun: 7:00am-11:30pm Provides comprehensive, evidence-based services for Broward County residents, 18+years, who are affected by substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders. Admission is voluntary. Accepts individuals involved with the criminal justice system, Department of Children and Families, and ChildNet.

Residential Treatment Services 3275 NW 99 Way Coral Springs, FL 33065

2995 N. Dixie Highway, Oakland Park, FL 33334 Medicaid, Sliding Scale
Spanish, Italian, French, Creole, Portuguese, Hindi, Hindustani, Urdu, Kannada, Malayalam, Romanian
M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm 
The county-funded agency provides services to older adults.
Behavioral Health Services provided to persons 55+ years include behavioral health management, substance abuse prevention, outpatient, individual aftercare, brief intervention screening, outpatient/peer support, and an elderly crisis support team. Some services may be provided in-home. 

BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 754-321-0000  600 SE 3 Avenue Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301 No Fee Spanish, French, Creole, Portuguese M-F: 8:00am-8:00pm

Office of Prevention Programs 754-321-1655

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 (Building Lasting Attitudes & Strategies for Tomorrow) 954-575-5998 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. 

Guidance 754-321-1675

Home Education 754-321-1558 Offers programs and services to help students achieve success and develop life skills for academic, career development and personal and social success.

Homeless Education Program 754-321-1566 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.

Social Work/Attendance 754-321-1623 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.

Suicide Prevention 754-321-3400 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.

BROWARD HOUSE  954-522-47491726 SE 3rd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
No Fee Spanish, Creole M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Serves individuals living with or at risk for HIV and other health issues. Offers assisted living and independent living, medical respite, case management, HIV testing and counseling, education and prevention programs, substance abuse treatment, mental health therapy and support groups, including substance abuse aftercare.

BROWARD OUTREACH CENTERS SOUTH  954-926-74172056 Scott Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
NORTH  954-979-63651700 Blount Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Provides food, shelter, substance abuse treatment, education, computer literacy, job placement, healthcare and spiritual development in a drug and alcohol-free environment. Accommodates men, women, and children.

BROWARD PARTNERSHIP (formerly Broward Partnership for the Homeless) 954-779-3990 920 NW 7 Avenue Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 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 SHERIFF’S OFFICE (B.S.0)  954-831-89002601 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Department of Community Programs  954-375-6180 4200 NW 16th Street, Lauderhill, FL 33313

Administration for in-custody and community-based offender programs.
In-Custody Behavioral Services  954-831-0248 Provides mental health and substance abuse counseling to persons either incarcerated in the county jail or involved with the 17th Judicial Circuit’s Drug Court. Persons receiving services from the Broward Sheriff’s Office are referred to community providers for additional and/or ongoing services upon release from jail while receiving outpatient treatment and in preparation of discharge.
Day Reporting & Reentry Division  954-831-5311 Provides support for a successful transition and monitoring to prevent recidivism for the reintegration of offenders back into the community following release from jail.
Drug Court Treatment Division  954-497-3610 2926 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL  33313
Offers an alternative to traditional incarceration for criminal offenders who are charged with the purchase or possession of a controlled substance and/or other substance abuse related offense.

CARE RESOURCE   954-567-7141  / FAX: 954-565-5624
871 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park, FL 33311
M-T-Th-F:  8:00am - 5:15pm W: 8:00am-7:30pm

Our Substance Abuse counseling program provides intensive counseling for both substance abuse and HIV-related problems. Clients are taught how the use of substances such as alcohol and drugs places them at a greater risk, and interferes with the effectiveness of HIV treatment. Most patients may benefit from both mental health and substance abuse counseling, which are woven together in a seamless care delivery program. This programming is available without cost to participants in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties’ Ryan White Part A program.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI 954-332-66401079 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.
Family Counseling  866-758-0025 Provides brief therapy to individuals and families for physical abuse, trauma, substance abuse, job loss, depression, and other issues.

CENTER FOR HEARING AND COMMUNICATION 954-601-1930 - TTD: 954-601-1938 2900 W. Cypress Creek Road, #3, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Video Ph: 954-642-2351 Medicare, Private Pay, Sliding Scale American Sign Language M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm Provides interdisciplinary clinical and support services for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, and their families. Offers psychological evaluation and counseling, substance abuse counseling, case management, audiology services, support groups, and specialized no-cost phone equipment for Florida residents with hearing difficulties. After-school and summer youth programs and American Sign Language instruction are also available.

CHRYSALIS HEALTH  954-587-1008 3800 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 Medicaid, Insurance, Private Pay, Sliding Scale Spanish, French, Creole 
Provides behavioral health services for children, youth and adults including individual, family and group therapy for mental health and substance use disorders, psychiatric services, medication management, psycho-social rehabilitation services, residential care, case management, and psychological testing. In-home services are available.

COVENANT HOUSE  954-561-5559733 Breakers Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
No Fee Spanish, Creole 24/7 
Emergency shelter for youth under 21 years, including youth with babies.  Provides shelter, food, clothing, health services, parent education, counseling, substance abuse treatment, case management, employment assistance, life skills instruction, transportation assistance and transitional housing for older adolescents bridging into independent living.

FAITH FARM MINISTRIES  954-763-77871980 NW 9th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
No Fee 
Thrift stores sell new and used furniture and accessories.
Men's Residential Program  954-463-6214 Offers residential, 9-month non-denominational, faith-based substance abuse recovery program for men 21+ years.

FLORIDA (STATE OF) 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT  954-831-7740 201 SE 6th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Misdemeanor Drug Court  954-831-3576 
Offers voluntary program for adults 18+ years that includes working with the court, treatment and supervision team. Charges will not be prosecuted in exchange for the offender's compliance with the conditions of the program and successful graduation. Eligible offenses include possession of cannabis, and/or possession of drug paraphernalia. Other non-violent misdemeanor crimes where there is a substance abuse issue are also eligible.
Juvenile Division  954-831-6492
Unified Family Court Case Mgmt.  954-831-8532 
Provides case management for domestic violence, domestic relations, dependency and delinquency cases.

FOREST PARK DROP-IN CENTER Correct Care Recovery Solution/South Florida State Hospital 954-392-3350
800 E. Cypress Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 No Fee 
Consumer-operated support center for adults residing at South Florida State Hospital with a mental illness and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorder.

HARMONY DEVELOPMENT CENTER 954-766-4483 12233 SW 55 Street, #801 Cooper City, FL 33330 Provides behavioral, mental health and substance abuse services to youth and support to children and their caregivers. Offers prevention and alternative diversion program for at-risk youth, 11-17 years who commit non-serious delinquent acts, to ensure swift and appropriate progress in their behavior. 
Bridge to New Opportunities Serves youth 9 - 18 years that have a current diagnosis or history of substance abuse and/or alcohol abuse.

F.O.C.U.S. NEW DAY (New Diversion Alternatives for Youth) Provides restorative justice conferencing youth groups, supervised community service, parent workshops and individual/family counseling.

K.I.S.S. PROGRAM (Kinship Initiatives for Supportive Heroes) Provides family support services to maintain a stable home for children, birth to 18 years, being raised by relative or non-relative caregivers when biological parent(s) are unable to do so.

Harmony Health Center Offers medical services, by appointment, to the community without health insurance or insured with high deductible. 

Super Teens Provides home-based and community-based transitional support services, individual, family and group counseling for students in transition from alternative placement to their home schools. After-school, evening and Saturday hours are available.

Youth In Action After-school program for at-risk middle school students with year-round services that promote current and future success including cultural enrichment activities, counseling, academic services and support, mentoring, health and fitness activities, and violence prevention.


Crisis: 954-463-0911 / TTY: 954-584-4981
4740 N. State Road 7, Bldg. C #201, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319                          
Insurance, Sliding Scale, Medicare, Medicaid

Offers crisis intervention, inpatient crisis stabilization, supported employment, housing, youth transitional housing, and group homes, homeless outreach and emergency shelter, forensic services, medication management, adult and youth outpatient mental health and co-occurring treatment, adult and youth case management, psychosocial rehabilitation and college/university student counseling.
Adult Outpatient & Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services:
New Vistas  954-731-1000 
2900 W. Prospect Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Central   954-791-4300 330 SW 27th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
South  954-921-2600 1957 Jackson Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
West  954-888-7999 3501 S. University Drive, #6, Davie, FL 33328
SOAAR (System of Adolescent Addiction Recovery) 954-735-6624 2900 W. Prospect Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309nProvides intensive, in-home substance abuse counseling to youth, 9-21 years, and individual family and group counseling.


Administration & Admission Office 908 SW 1st Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Residential treatment center for individuals with substance use issues or, co-occurring disorder, including case management, aftercare, and outpatient intervention.

LARKIN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES 954-962-1355 1201 N. 37th Avenue, Hollywood, FL 33021 Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Private Pay
Spanish, French, Creole, American Sign Language 24/7 
A private facility offering inpatient psychiatric services for mental health and co-occurring disorders. Also offers partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP).

MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM  954-987-2000 3501 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33021 Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale
ADULT OUTPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES - Outpatient Behavioral Health Center  954-276-3422 
3400 N. 29th Avenue, Hollywood, FL 33020 M-Th: 8:00am - 9:30pm, F-Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm Provides outpatient behavioral health services including dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma program, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for mood disorders and co-occurring disorders, and outpatient detoxification program.
INPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SVCS  954-276-3403 PEAC 954-265-6310 (Psychiatric Emergency Assessment Center) Licensed Baker Act receiving facility. Provides psychiatric emergency screening for individuals 14+ years experiencing a crisis related to substance abuse and/or mental health issues.
Child & Adolescent Treatment Services (CATS) Provides psychiatric evaluation and stabilization for youth experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse crisis.
Ryan White Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services 954-276-3422 Provides services to individuals with HIV/AIDS who have been determined eligible for Ryan White funding. Offers psychiatric evaluation and medication management, individual counseling, mental health, and substance abuse intensive outpatient programs and ambulatory detoxification. 

Mothers in Recovery 954-276-3429 / A program designed to address the physical and psychological impacts of addiction.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS No Fee 24/7 Recovering drug addicts meet regularly at various locations to help each other stay clean using a 12-Step model.
Gold Coast Narcotics Anonymous  888-524-1777 P.O. Box 101346, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33310
South Broward Narcotics Anonymous  954-967-6755 P.O. Box 816313, Hollywood, FL 33081

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY  800-541-6682 3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314 
A private, not-for-profit academic institution that also offers a range of clinical services and community programs
Guided Self-Change Clinic  954-262-5968 Maltz Psychology Building Sliding Scale
Provides an outpatient, motivational cognitive-behavioral program for individuals who are concerned about becoming healthier, losing weight, exercising more, drinking less, stopping drug use, quitting smoking or gambling, reducing internet use, or achieving other goals.
Adolescent Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) 954-262-5730 Provides early intervention for adolescents, 10-17 years, who have been arrested for minor offenses, have substance abuse issues or are considered at-risk for developing these problems.
AHEC Tobacco Program  877-848-6696 3200 S. University Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328 No Fee Spanish, Creole, Portuguese 
Offers options to help individuals quit tobacco use. May be eligible for free nicotine replacement therapy such as nicotine patches, gums or lozenges.

PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS  954-561-6939 2225 N. Andrews Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL 33311 No Fee Spanish, French, Creole
Day Program (Diversion Alternatives for Youth) M-F: 8:00am - 4:00pm 
Provides gender-responsive academics, counseling and life skills education for girls, 12-18 years, at risk for delinquency, academic failure, teen pregnancy and/or substance abuse. Lunch and transportation provided for those who qualify or available for purchase.

SALVATION ARMY  954-524-69911445 W. Broward Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 Sliding Scale Spanish, French, Creole M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm 
A Faith-based organization provides social services including food, shelter, and clothing to those in need. Also offers substance abuse rehabilitation.
Adult Rehabilitation Program  954-463-37251801 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 

M-F: 7:30am - 4:00pm Residential work therapy program for men addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Offers job training, life skills and the opportunity to earn a GED. Income from the thrift stores supports the Adult Rehabilitation Center.

SCHOTT COMMUNITIES  954-434-3306 6591 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City, FL 33330 
Provides services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, or physically or developmentally disabled including counseling and case management, adult day training classes and social opportunities.  Operates a group home for developmentally disabled women and apartments for deaf and/or disabled individuals who can live independently.

SOUTH FLORIDA RECOVERY COMMUNITY RESPITE Located in Margate, near State Road 7 and Atlantic Blvd.

For Admissions and Inquiries call 754-757-9147 Email: info@ffrco.org A non-profit partnership between Fellowship Living and Fifth Street Counseling funded in part by Broward Behavioral Health Coalition. The Recovery Community Respite offers a temporary sober housing environment for those who have relapsed, are waiting for transitional living, or in transit to a court-ordered program. Servicing All of the Recovery Community of Southeast Florida.
The self-pay daily rate is only 39.00 per day, includes meals.
Fellowship Foundation 
The Recovery Community Center - Peer Recovery Support
Services Include:

  • Recovery Coaching
  • Case Management
  • Recovery Oriented Groups
  • Support Group Meetings
  • Recovery Navigational Support
  • BioSound Therapy helps individuals take back control of their emotional reactions and focus on

quality of life, relationships, and health. It has been proven to be beneficial for patients who suffer from trauma, stress, depression, and anxiety.

TOTAL INTERVENTION EARLY SERVICES (T.I.E.S.) 954-234-2724 4699 N. State Road 7, #Z, Tamarac, FL 33319 Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance Provides case management services including behavioral health management, substance abuse treatment and aftercare in an outpatient, group setting.

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 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.

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL 954-721-2200 7201 N University Drive Tamarac, FL 33321 www.uhmchealth.comPrivate hospital offering medical/surgical services.

University Pavilion 954-724-6502 7425 N University Drive Tamarac, FL 33321 A free-standing psychiatric hospital on the grounds of the medical center that provides inpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs for youth 4-17 years, adults and older adults with mental health and substance abuse issues in. Offers electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) for patients with severe conditions that do not respond favorably to pharmacological interventions, and outpatient detoxification for medically stable patients. Baker Act receiving facility

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.

Broward Office 2713 N. Andrews Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL 33311
No Fee 
Provides supportive housing to adults, families, and veterans experiencing homelessness, individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse, and persons with limited financial resources. Offers assistance with behavioral health care, supportive housing, education, training, and employment.