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

10250 NW 53rd Street
Sunrise, FL 33351
Medicaid, Sliding Scale
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. 
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. Some services available in-home. 

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.
Respite Care Provides care and supervision to children with developmental disabilities. Also available in the family home.         


4101 Ravenswood Road, #123
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
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.


Central Campus                       
A. Hugh Adams Campus           
3501 SW Davie Road                
Davie, FL 33314                        
South Campus
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
Downtown Campus                  
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                     
Tigertail Lake Center
580 Gulfstream Way
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Career Centers
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 child care employment in Florida.
Dental Clinic - 954-201-6779
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, Bldg 8, Rm 159
Davie, FL 33315
Private 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.

CAMELOT COMMUNITY CARE                          
1925 S. Perimeter Road, #120
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
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                                       
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, psychosocial rehabilitation services, residential care, case management, and psychological testing. In-home services are available.

COVENANT HOUSE FLORIDA                                   
733 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.

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.
Abuse Hotline                                   

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                     

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                                  

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 the 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, home owners’ insurance, electric, gas, taxes/assessments, telephone, heating fuel, water, sewage, etc.

2928-A N. State Road 7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313

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:
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.
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                               
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          

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

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               

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                                       
2600 SW 4th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315

Provides screening of youth offenders.

FLITE CENTER                                                     
(Fort Lauderdale IndependenceTraining & Education Center)
1100 W. McNab Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

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.

201 NE 40th Court
Oakland Park, FL 33334
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.

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.
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.

4200 N. University Drive, Sunrise, FL 33351
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.

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. 

6500 Nova Drive, Davie, FL 33314

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.

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.
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.

3681 NW 29th Place, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
No Fee 24/7

Residential community of 12 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 aftercare program for young adults transitioning out of foster care that helps them find housing, employment, finish their education and raise their own children.

225 E. Las Olas Blvd. #31-200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
No Fee Spanish

Provides mentors and college scholarships to low-income, at-risk youth.

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

Provides programs to reduce risk factors associated with substance abuse, teen pregnancy, delinquency, and school failure and deter at-risk youth from engaging in criminal behavior. Services include tutoring, homework assistance, employability skills training, physical fitness, life skills, cultural and leadership activities, college prep workshops, anger management, and behavior modification.  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. 

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