Broward Connections Guidebook
ARC Broward 954-746-9400 10250 NW 53rd Street
Sunrise, FL 33351 www.arcbroward.com 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 and residential programs and employment for adults and children
Parents As Teachers Program (PAT) Offers family education and support, case management, mental health and applied behavioral analysis for parents of children with special needs, birth-10 years.
Preschool Education & Infant Stimulation Provides certified teachers with a low student/teacher ratio for full-day 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.
Respite Care Provides care and supervision to children with developmental disabilities. Also available in the family home.
BANYAN HEALTH SYSTEMS 954-327-4060 1061 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park, FL 33311
www.banyanhealth.org 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 220 220 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 an individual, group and family counseling. Psychiatric, medical services, case management and peer support available.
BIG BROTHERS / BIG SISTERS OF BROWARD 954-584-9990 4101 Ravenswood Road, #123
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 www.bbbsbroward.org No Fee Provides children facing adversity with professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships. Offers specialized mentor programs for youth 13-21 years in protective custody and transitioning out of foster care, and children who have one or both parent(s) incarcerated. One-to-one mentoring programs include community-based adult mentors for youth 6-17 years, school-based adult and high school student mentors for youth in grades K-8, and adults mentors for young adults 16-23 years who are aging out of the foster care system.
BROWARD COLLEGE 954-201-7350
A. Hugh Adams Campus 3501 SW Davie Road Davie, FL 33314
Judson A. Samuels Campus 7200 Pines Blvd Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Online Campus 225 E. Las Olas Blvd. Bldg 31 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
North Campus 1000 Coconut Creek Parkway Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Weston Center 4205 Bonaventure Blvd. Weston, FL 33332
Coral Springs Center 3500 N. University Drive Coral Springs, FL 33065
Miramar Town Center 2050 Civic Center Place Miramar, FL 33025
Pines Center 16957 Sheridan Street Pembroke Pines, FL 33331
Willis A. Holcombe Center 111 E. Las Olas Blvd. Bldg 33 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Cypress Creek Administrative Center 6400 NW 6th Way Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Miramar West Center 1930 SW 145th Avenue Miramar, FL 33027 visit: www.broward.edu
Tigertail Lake Center 580 Gulfstream Way Dania Beach, FL 33004
North Campus - 954-201-2355
South Campus - 954-201-8865
Central Campus - 954-201-6612
Pines Center - 954-201-3601
Child Care Certification Courses - 888-352-2842 Offers 40-hour required course for basic childcare employment in Florida.
Dental Clinic - 954-201-6779
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, Bldg 8, Rm 159 Davie, FL 33315Private Pay Daily hours vary each semester Offers full services for dental hygiene care and limited services for other dental procedures by appointment only.
Vision Clinic - 954-201-2400
North Campus, Bldg 41 Rm 164
Coconut Creek, FL 33066 Private Pay M & W: 9:00am - 2:00pm Offers full services for eye care assessment, frame & lens fitting and contact lenses by appointment only.
BROWARD HOUSING SOLUTIONS 954-764-2800 305 SE 18 Court Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316 www.browardhousingsolutions.org Provides affordable housing opportunities for low-income adults, youth
and older adults with severe and persistent mental illness who can live independently. Must receive case management services from Archways, Broward Elderly and Veterans Services, Henderson Behavioral Health or SOS Children’s Village. Offers subsidized rents to each tenant and his/her family, based on 30% of the gross monthly income, or rental subsidy for individuals who experience a sudden change in life situation necessitating rental assistance. Candidates must be approved by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Also offers a lease-to-buy program that
enables low-to-moderate income individuals with mental illness to lease affordable rental housing for up to two years and then qualify for a mortgage to become a homeowner. Also offers affordable and permanent housing for young adults 18-23 years who battle mental illness and have aged out of the foster care system.
Home for the Brave Provides returning veterans with affordable safe and permanent housing, with a priority on veterans with severe and persistent mental illness.
CAMELOT COMMUNITY CARE 954-958-0988 1925 S. Perimeter Road, #120 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
www.camelotcommunitycare.org Medicaid, Sliding Scale, No Fee for qualified families Spanish, Creole
Office Hours - M-F: 8:30am - 5:00pm Service Hours - M-F: 8:30 am - 8 pm & weekends by appointment
Provides behavioral health and child welfare services.
In-Home Counseling Provides counseling and psychiatric services in the home, school or community for families with children 3-17 years, (up to 22 years, if qualified and already in the program by 18th birthday) who have mild to moderate emotional or behavioral difficulties. Offers assessment, family and individual therapy.
Solutions for School Success Offers assessment, in-home individual and family therapy, and school classroom observation and support for children 3-17 years who are having emotional and behavioral issues at school and at home that are affecting their school performance.
Family Development Provides in-home family therapy and support services to youth 10-17 years who are at risk for abuse/neglect and are residing with their family.
Youth Transitions Offers transitional independent living services for youth (15-22 years) with serious emotional and behavioral issues who are aging out of the child welfare system (both foster care and relative placements), including case management, youth development activities and life skills coaching counseling.
CHRYSALIS HEALTH 954-587-1008 3800 W. Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 www.chrysalishealth.com
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, psychosocial rehabilitation services, residential care, case management, and psychological testing. In-home services are available.
COVENANT HOUSE FLORIDA 954-561-5559 733 Breakers Avenue Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
www.covenanthousefl.org 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.
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES (DCF) 954-375-6092 1400 W. Commercial Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.myflfamilies.com No Fee Spanish, Creole M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm Branch of State Government responsible for the administration of social services.
Abuse Hotline 800-962-2873 Serves as the central reporting center for allegations of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation for all children and vulnerable adults in Florida.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health 954-453-3426 Legislatively appointed state authority for substance abuse, mental health, and methadone designation responsible for the oversight of a statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental illnesses or substance abuse disorders.
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:
DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE (D.J.J.) 954-497-2873 2928-A N. State Road 7 Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313 www.djj.state.fl.us Oversees detention, prevention & victims, and residential services for youth.
Probation and Community Intervention Youth, under 18 years, charged with a crime in Florida are referred to DJJ. A referral is similar to an arrest in the adult criminal justice system. DJJ provides a recommendation to the State Attorney and the Court regarding appropriate sanctions and services for the youth. When making recommendations, DJJ has two options:
Diversion Offers programs that are alternatives to the formal juvenile justice system for youth who have been charged with a minor crime. Diversion programs employ non-judicial sanctions including restitution to victim(s), community service hours, letter of apology to victim(s), curfew, forfeiture of driver’s license, encouragement to avoid contact with co-defendants, friends, or acquaintances deemed to be inappropriate associations, referrals to local social service agencies, and substance abuse or mental health counseling.
Probation Court-ordered sanctions and services are overseen by an assigned juvenile probation officer who monitors compliance and helps the youth connect with service providers. If the youth does not comply with probation, is charged with a serious crime, or has a significant history of offenses, the youth may be ordered to live in a residential facility for a period of time. After discharge from the facility, the youth is usually placed on Conditional Release (much like parole in the adult criminal justice system) that provides monitoring and services while transitioning back to the community after being in a residential program.
Juvenile Detention Center 954-467-4563 222 NW 22nd Avenue Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 A secure facility that serves youth detained pending adjudication, disposition or placement in commitment facility. Services include education, mental health, substance abuse treatment, and health care.
Prevention and Victims Services Provides contracted delinquency prevention programs that address specific problems and provide interventions for at-risk youth and their families to reduce juvenile crime and protect public safety. Programs target high-risk juveniles and those who exhibit problem behaviors such as ungovernability, truancy, running away from home and other pre-delinquent behaviors.
Residential Services Contracts to provide residential programs for juvenile offenders.
Broward Girls Academy 954-322-6500 Residential program for low and moderate risk girls, 14-19 years, who are committed to DJJ after being assessed and classified as a moderate risk with serious to severe mental disturbance. Services include mental health group, individual and family counseling. Education services are provided by the Broward County Schools.
Pompano Substance Abuse Treatment Center 954-956-5615 Staff-secured substance abuse treatment program for moderate risk boys,13-18 years. Uses evidence-based curriculum and treatment with an integrated education program provided by the Broward County Schools. Also offers a culinary arts vocational program. Basic medical services are provided onsite.
Thompson Academy 954-967-6300 Residential program for youth, 13-18 years, who are committed to DJJ after being assessed and classified as moderate-risk to public safety. Utilizes a community therapeutic model and has a full-time medical department and the on-site educational program provided by Broward County School System.
Juvenile Assessment Center 954-467-4600 2600 SW 4th Avenue Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315 Provides screening of youth offenders.
FLITE CENTER (Fort Lauderdale IndependenceTraining & Education Center) 954-530-4686 1100 W. McNab Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 www.flitecenter.org Assists youth and young adults transitioning out of the foster care system with the life skills and education necessary to become self-sufficient, live independently and maintain employment.
GULF COAST JEWISH FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES 954-630-4181 201 NE 40th Court Oakland Park, FL 33334 www.gcjfcs.org Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Sliding Scale Spanish, French, Creole 24/7
Young Adult Transition Program (YATP) Provides youth and young adults 16-24 years, who have serious emotional/behavioral difficulties or serious mental illness, with the support and assistance to make a successful transition to adulthood.
HARMONY DEVELOPMENT CENTER 954-766-4483 12233 SW 55 Street, #801 Cooper City, FL 33330 www.harmonydevelopmentcenter.org 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.
HENDERSON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH 954-486-4005 Crisis: 954-463-0911 / TTY: 954-584-4981 4740 N. State Road 7, Bldg. C #201, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319 www.hendersonbehavioralhealth.org 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.
Youth Emergency Services (YES) 954-677-3113 Provides 24/7 crisis intervention and counseling to individuals experiencing a crisis who have a child 2-17 years (up to 18 years if enrolled in high school).
Student Counseling Services:
NSU Students 954-424-6911
Broward College Students 954-424-6916
UM-Miller School of Medicine 954-424-6868
Family Counseling & Outpatient Program 954-735-5100 2900 W. Prospect Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Provides office-based and home-based, brief solution-focused, individual, family and group counseling for children, 2-21 years, who are enrolled in school.
SOAAR 954-735-6624 (System of Adolescent Addiction Recovery) 2900 W. Prospect Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Provides intensive, in-home substance abuse counseling to youth, 9-21 years, and individual family and group counseling.
JEWISH ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE OPTIONS (JAFCO) 954-749-7230 4200 N. University Drive, Sunrise, FL 33351 www.jafco.org No Fee M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Emergency Shelter 24/7 Provides services for at-risk children and their families including adoption program, foster care, group homes, case management for family preservation and developmental disabilities program. Emergency shelter for children 0-12 years who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Independent living program supports youth, 13-21 years, living in the group home to eventually live on their own.
LUTHERAN SERVICES FLORIDA 954-486-4222 www.lsfnet.org No Fee
Broward Family Center 954-486-4222 4185 N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319 Provides in-home and residential services including crisis intervention, case management, counseling and referral services for youth, 6-17 years, who are at risk of entering the juvenile justice system due to truancy, ungovernability, lock-outs, runaway or homelessness.
Lippman Youth Shelter 954-568-2801 221 NW 43rd Court, Oakland Park, FL 33309
Provides residential crisis intervention, counseling, case management, and referral services to Broward County at-risk youth, 10-17 years, who are homeless, runaway or experiencing severe family conflicts, truancy, ungovernability or lock-outs and not delinquent or dependent.
MC FATTER TECHNICAL CENTER 754-321-5700 6500 Nova Drive, Davie, FL 33314 www.mcfattertech.com
Public post-secondary career and technical education center, operating under the authority of the School Board of Broward County and the Florida Department of Education. Provides curricula for both basic and advanced instruction in the academic and occupational programs.
PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS 954-561-6939 2225 N. Andrews Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL 33311
www.pacecenter.org/broward 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.
PACE Reach M-F: 10:00am - 7:00pm Provides gender-responsive counseling and family management services to girls and their families, and gender-responsive diversion services for girls, 10-17 years, who are referred by the State Attorney's Office. Evening and Saturday appointments are available.
SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES 954-420-5030 3681 NW 29th Place, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
www.sosflorida.com No Fee 24/7 Residential community of single-family homes, a community center and a program services building that serves children in foster care and allows brothers and sisters, who are typically separated while in foster care, to reunite and maintain their family connection. Staff members live with youth to provide a combination of family life, friends, school, extracurricular activities, therapy, and life skills classes that help youth overcome their traumatic pasts and learn to become independent. Offers an after-care program for young adults transitioning out of foster care that helps them find housing, employment, finish their education and raise their own children.
URBAN LEAGUE 954-584-0777 560 NW 27th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 www.ulbroward.org
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.