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Greater Fort Lauderdale Community Agencies Attorney Referral Service Resources Helping people find a Ft Lauderdale divorce, Injury and Criminal lawyer since 1997 ARC Broward – Achievement & Rehabilitative Centers A nationally accredited, private, not-for-profit organization providing services and employment to children and adults with autism, Down’s syndrome, and other developmental disABILITIES, as well as those with various life challenges. Achievement & Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. 10250 Northwest 53 Street, Sunrise, FL 33351 954-746-9400 TTY/TDD: 954-577-4101 View Website Broward County 2-1-1 Hotline Simply dial 2-1-1 for assistance. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you’ll be directed to the nearest emergency food or social service agency in your area. Broward County – Family Success Centers Family Success Centers are a one-stop source of social services information, referrals and services to assist individuals and families in setting goals, learning skills and accessing the services they need to build a stronger, healthier and self-sufficient family unit. View Website for locations and more information. Working with on-site community partners, the Centers provide the following services: Integrated Intake, Assessment and Case Management Self-Sufficiency Case Management/Ladder to Success, Individual, Family and Group Counseling Rent/Mortgage and Utility Assistance Life Skills Classes Broward County Public Schools Broward County Public School System is the sixth largest and largest fully accredited K-12 and adult school system in the country. With 232 traditional schools and centers, 76 charter schools and a virtual school serving elementary, middle and high school students, there are students from 173 different countries speaking 53 different languages. Broward County Public Schools 600 Southeast Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 754-321-0000 Children’s Service Council To provide the leadership, advocacy and resources necessary to enhance children’s lives and empower them to become responsible, productive adults, through collaborative planning and funding of a continuum of quality care. Children’s Services Council of Broward County 6600 West Commercial Boulevard, Lauderhill, FL 33319 954-377-1000 or 954-377-1683 View Website Florida Commission on Human Relations The mission of the Commission is to prevent unlawful discrimination by ensuring people in Florida are treated fairly and are given access to opportunities in employment, housing and certain public accommodations; and to promote mutual respect among groups through education and partnerships. The members of the Commission must broadly represent various racial, religious, ethnic, social, economic, political and professional groups within the state. At least one member of the Commission must be 60 years of age or older. Florida Commission on Human Relations 2009 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32301 850-488-7082 Toll free: 800-342-8170 The Florida Relay Voice (statewide) 711 View Website Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) ACCESS / Food Assistance (Food Stamps or SNAP), Medicaid Eligibility, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF cash assistance), Customer Call Center Civil State Mental Health Treatment Facilities Adoption Domestic Violence Adult Mental Health Foster Care Adult Protective Services Homelessness Child Care Licensing & Training (including any payment processing problems) Independent Living Child Protective Investigations Refugee Childrens Mental Health Substance Abuse Children Who Need Help – What Can I Do Hispanic Unity of Florida The purpose of Hispanic Unity of Florida is to serve immigrants of varying ethnicities and their families. Hispanic Unity of Florida serves clients through job skills development and placement, basic legal status assistance, acculturation programs, language education, and a preventative health and outreach network. Main Number: 954-964-8884 ext. 216 or info@hispanicunity.org View Website Urban League of Broward To assist African-Americans and disenfranchised groups in the achievement of social and economic equality by providing programs which assist with jobs, housing, health and education. Family Success Center: 954-625-2570 GED and Job Training: 954-625-2570 Housing and Financial Literacy: 954-625-2573 Individual Development Accounts (IDA): 954-625-2577 Mentoring and Volunteering: 954-625-2589 National Achievers Society: 954-625-2549 Youth Development and Education programs: 954-625-2509 Young Professionals Network: 954-584-0777 View Website Administrative Office 11 Northwest 36th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 954-584-0777 Fax: 954-584-4413 Employment & Training Office/Family Success Center 3521 West Broward Boulevard, Suite 201, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 954-625-2570 Fax: 954-321-2276