BROWARD CONNECTIONS GUIDEBOOK - A Guide to Behavioral Health Services
BROWARD COUNTY ELDERLY AND VETERANS SERVICES DIVISION
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
Provides assistance to veterans, their widows, dependents and dependent survivors regardless of age or another status. Services include outreach, information and referral linkage, and benefit and claims processing.
BROWARD HOUSING SOLUTIONS
305 SE 18th Court
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Home for the Brave
Provides permanent, affordable housing for homeless veterans.
Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS). The scale is a free, simple, scientifically validated tool that anyone can use to determine whether a veteran is at risk for suicide and how to immediately respond, just by asking three to six questions. The C-SSRS is being used by all of the military services and many VA hospitals. And it has been endorsed, recommended, or adopted by the Department of Defense, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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.
IMPACT BROWARD 954-484-7117
(formerly Senior Volunteer Services)
4701 NW 33rd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
No Fee Telephone for Hearing Impaired
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm
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.
Veterans Helping Veterans
Senior volunteers, 55+ years who are veterans themselves, serve as mentors to returning veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
VET CENTER 954-356-7926
3666 W.Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311
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)
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)
Deerfield Beach 954-570-5572
Pembroke Pines 954-894-1668