Broward Connections Guidebook

BROWARD COUNTY ELDERLY AND VETERANS SERVICES DIVISION954-357-6622  TTD: 954-357-5481 2995 N Dixie Highway Oakland Park, FL 33334 Spanish, Italian, French, Creole, Portuguese, Hindi, Hindustani, Urdu, Kannada, Malayalam, Romanian M-F: 8:00am-5:00pm County funded agency provides services to older adults.

Behavioral Health Provides in-home behavioral health assessment, case management and outpatient/peer support to persons 55+ years.

Community Care for the Elderly Provides in-home services to functionally impaired, adults 60+ years who are at risk of premature nursing home placement. Services may include case management, case aide, homemaking, personal care, in-home respite care, adult day care and emergency alert response systems.

Veterans Services Provides services to honorably-discharged veterans regardless of age or other status, as well as their widows, dependents and dependent survivors. Services include outreach, VA benefits and claims processing, and information and referral linkage.

Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative Provides in-home services to adults 18+ years with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or a related disorder including case management, case aide, homemaking, personal care, in-home respite care, adult day care, emergency alert response systems, and caregiver training and support.

PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives) Provides in-home services to adults 60+ years with mild depression or dysthymic disorder including problem-solving treatment, behavioral activation, and activities.

Customer Relations and Senior Services Provides assistance to adults 60+ years who are not enrolled in any other Elderly and Veterans Services Division program. Services include case management, case aide, emergency financial support, therapy/counseling, health support and housing assistance. 

BROWARD COUNTY TRANSIT  Administrative Offices 954-357-8400 TTY: 954-357-8302 1 N University Drive #3100A Plantation, FL 33324 Sliding Scale, Medicaid Spanish, Creole, Telephone for Hearing Impaired Administration - M-F: 8:30am-5:00pm Fixed Route Bus Service - 4:30am-12:40am 
Customer Service (Bus Schedule) 954-357-8400 M-F: 8:00am-7:00pm Operates countywide fixed route bus service and community shuttles that connect to fixed routes. Buses and shuttles are wheelchair accessible and equipped with bike racks. (Community shuttle locations include Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Tamarac and West Park) 
Broward Breeze 5:40am-10:16am and 4:05pm-8:46pm Runs every 30 minutes on weekdays only New faster service with free wi-fi travels westbound and eastbound in Sunrise, Plantation, and downtown Fort Lauderdale, and connects with two major intersections (441/State Road 7 and University Drive 
Paratransit (TOPS) 866-682-2258 Paratransit Customer Service 954-357-6794 Provides a shared-ride for persons with physical, cognitive, emotional, visual, or other disabilities which functionally prevent them from using fixed-route bus system permanently, temporarily or under certain conditions. One-way fare per trip is $3.50 and must be paid to the driver upon boarding the vehicle with exact fare since drivers do not make change. 
Senior, Veterans and 954-357-8400 Disabled Passes Income disadvantaged individuals, seniors, veterans and persons with disabilities may apply for reduced price bus pass.

BROWARD HOUSING SOLUTIONS954-764-2800 305 SE 18 Court Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316 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.

HOMELESS HELPLINE 954-563-HELP (4357) Mon - Fri: 8:00am to 6pm Sat-Sun: 8 am to Noon A friendly voice that can help you get the information, service or assistance you need to get back on your feet.

SOUTH FLORIDA INSTITUTE ON AGING 954-484-7117 (formerly Impact Broward) 2038 N Dixie Highway #201 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33305 No Fee Telephone for Hearing Impaired M-F: 8:30 am-4: 30 pm 
Volunteer service organization provides opportunities for older adults to tutor and mentor children, provide support and companionship to frail elderly and adults with disabilities or mentor veterans. Case managers provide in-home assessments for both clients and volunteers. Also matches volunteers with community agencies.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Matches volunteers, 55+ years, with local organizations to assist in providing services that rely on the volunteer’s skills and talents.
Veterans Helping Veterans Senior volunteers, 55+ years who are veterans themselves, serve as mentors to returning veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
Legacy Corp Provides caregiver and veteran support services by and for veteran and military families.  Volunteers receive a monthly taxable allowance to cover any cost of volunteering.

VET CENTER  954-356-7926 3666 W.Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311
No Fee M-Th: 8:00am - 8:30pm, Fri & Sat: 8:30am - 4:30pm 
Offers a broad spectrum of readjustment counseling services to combat veterans and their families, including benefit claims referral, community education, substance abuse assessment, and employment counseling and referral. Provides military sexual trauma counseling for veterans (need not have served in combat) and bereavement counseling for families of service members who die on active duty.
Pompano Beach Vet Center  954-984-1669 2300 W. Sample Road, #102, Pompano Beach, FL 33073

WILLIAM “BILL” KLING OUTPATIENT CLINIC (formerly Veterans Outpatient Clinic) 954-475-5500
9800 W. Commercial Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33351 
Provides primary, specialized, and diagnostic health care and clinical services including audiology, cardiology, dental, dermatology, diagnostic X-ray, nutrition counseling, gastroenterology, general surgery, immunology, internal medicine, orthopedics, kinesiotherapy, laboratory services, neurology, occupational therapy, oncology, ophthalmology, optometry, pharmacy services, physical therapy, podiatry, prosthetics, psychiatry, psychology, social work services, urology, visual impairment services, women’s services and urgent care.
Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC)
Tricare 888-363-2273

Deerfield Beach  954-570-5572
Hollywood  954-986-1811
Pembroke Pines  954-894-1668