PACE REACH COUNSELING SERVICE
The PACE Reach Counseling Center provides (at no cost) a community based, gender specific, counseling service to pre-teen and teen girls (ages 8-17) who reside in Broward County. For more information or to refer a girl for PACE Reach counseling services, please call 954-561-6939
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health
The Alliance is the nation's foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the health of Hispanics in the United States. The Alliance represents thousands of Hispanic health providers across the nation providing services to more than 15 million each year, making a daily difference in the lives of Hispanic communities and families. For more information, visit http://www.hispanichealth.org or call the Alliance's Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.
Take Stock in Children
Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for low-income and at-risk students, many from minority families, to escape the cycle of poverty through education. We offer our students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life. Our comprehensive services start in middle school, continue through high school and include their transition into college. Our program is based on the principal that given extensive support, motivation and accountability, children will work hard to ensure that they graduate from high school and attain a college degree. We fund our college scholarships and student services through a unique public-private fund raising model, and our mentors generously volunteer their mentoring services to our children. www.takestockbrowardfl.org
Women In Distress
Women In Distress is the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center serving Broward County, Florida. Our mission is to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy. We strive to accomplish this mission through a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter program, individual counseling, support groups and professional trainings which are aimed at educating the community on domestic violence. Our confidential services are offered free of charge to victims of domestic violence no matter their race, sex, age, religion, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, immigration status or language spoken. 24-Hour Crisis Hotline 954-761-1133 • Phone: 954-760-9800 TTY/TDD: 954-527-5385
Broward Meals On Wheels
Broward Meals on Wheels (BMOW) is a private not-for-profit organization providing service since 1985. BMOW serves over 10,000 clients, and provides over 1.5 Million meals, thousands of hours of nutrition education and in-home assessments annually in Broward County. Programs and services include home delivered meals, meals for companion pets, nutrition education, grocery shopping, and congregate meal dining sites. BMOW's mission is to provide essential services that improve health, reduce isolation and promote independent living for seniors in our community. For more information call 954-731-8770.
Su Familia offers Hispanic consumers free reliable and confidential health information in Spanish and English and helps navigate callers through the health system. Nationwide resources and local referral services are provided depending on the need of the caller. Staffed by bilingual health promotion advisors the helpline provides basic information on a wide range of health topics. Using zip code information to search our up-to-date database of over 22,000 providers, health promotion advisors are able to refer consumers to health care facilities in their community. To provide consumers with culturally proficient health information, over 100 Fact Sheets (FAQs) have been developed on a wide array of health topics, including: infant mortality; cancer and cancer treatment; cardiovascular disease; child and adult immunizations; diabetes; HIV/AIDS; and mental health issues. La Línea Nacional Prenatal Hispana, The National Hispanic Prenatal Helpline 1-800-504-7081. The National Hispanic Prenatal Helpline (NHPH) focuses on addressing barriers to receiving prenatal care services among Hispanics by providing access to culturally and linguistically proficient services and information. The NHPH aims to raise awareness concerning the problems of infant mortality, to promote healthy behaviors, and to motivate all women to enter prenatal care early in their pregnancy. Hispanic consumers call from anywhere in the nation and by providing their zip code to our bilingual health promotion advisors they can receive a referral from over 4000 prenatal care providers in their community. A comprehensive bilingual prenatal guide Atención prenatal temprana y periódica – Guía para tener un bebé saludable (Early and Regular Prenatal Care – Helping You Have a Healthy Baby) is available free to consumers and providers and health departments. In addition, numerous fact sheets are available on all aspects of prenatal care.
Catholic Hospice provides compassionate care for the terminally ill and their families. We are dedicated to preserving the dignity of individuals, supporting those dealing with the challenges of death and bereavement, fostering acceptance and respect for all phases and transitions in life. We are committed to alleviating spiritual and emotional distress, as well as physical discomfort so life may be enjoyed to the fullest. Through education and example, Catholic Hospice gives testimony that dying is a part of life which permits the culmination of all life events to come together in a most profound way. Broward Office: 2900 W Cypress Creek Rd. Suite #7, Fort Lauderdale FL 33309 Phone: 954.676.5465
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff works tirelessly towards the CFF goal and is always ready to help the friends, families and volunteers associated with cystic fibrosis. From helping locate your local care center to finding a suitable place to volunteer; our office is committed to providing the best assistance available for our CF family. (954) 739-5006
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Florida Inc.
2901 Stirling Rd., Suite #208, Fort Lauderdale, 33312. 954-967-9474. www.sfla.wish.org Grants wishes to children between the ages of 2 and 18 with life-threatening health conditions.
211 Broward - Senior Touchline
2-1-1 Broward Touchline is a free service that offers a daily telephone call for people over 60 years of age who live alone and need someone to check on them. The purpose of the program is to ensure that older adults can maintain their sense of well being while remaining in their homes and community. Many times, receiving daily Touchline calls can prevent older adults from requiring more costly services or institutional placement. Touchline calls also provide social contact and emotional support. The 2-1-1 counselor establishes a relationship with the senior and provides them with a sense of security and safety. In some cases, the Touchline Counselor may be the only voice or human contact the client will hear that day or week. One simple phone call can help give a client peace of mind knowing that a volunteer will be checking in with them at the same time each day. For help/services, call 2-1-1 or 954-537-0211.
The Alzheimer's Care Resource Center
We provide specialized services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease, their caregivers and their family members. Our goal is to help assure a good quality of life after diagnosis as well as to assist caregivers in keeping their loved one at home for as long as it is financially and physically possible. Services include: * Alzheimer's Care at Home * Alzheimer's/Dementia Specific Geriatric Care Management * Coaching for Caregivers * 24-Hour Alzheimer's Care Crisis Line * Alzheimer's/dementia Education & Training * Appropriate Adult Day Care Referrals * Comprehensive ElderCare Assessments * Crisis Intervention & Prevention. Visit www.AlzheimersCareResourceCenter.com to learn more or call us at 800-209-4342
Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc.
A voluntary health agency with scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases. 954-757-4357. email@example.com
March of Dimes
1001 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 111, Fort Lauderdale, 33309. 954-772-2290. www.marchofdimes.com
Works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.
HANDY’s mission is to embrace, educate, and empower vulnerable youth to become engaged, productive adults. Founded in 1985, HANDY has met the needs of more than 45,000 Broward County children and youth in foster and relative/non-relative care under protective supervision. HANDY annually serves more than 1,300 at-risk children and youth, between the ages of birth to 23 years. HANDY's programs focus on education, youth development, and economic self-sufficiency. HANDY | 501 NE 8th Street | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 | P: 954.522.2911 F: 954.522.2912 E: Info@HANDYinc.org
A Child Is Missing (ACIM)
is a Fort Lauderdale-based non-profit organization founded in 1997, was created because no community-based program existed for locating missing children, the disabled and elderly often (with Alzheimer's) during the crucial first hours of disappearance. 954-763-1288, toll-free: 888-875-2246, http://www.achildismissing.org