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Frequently Asked Questions
Broward County > Human Services > Community Partnerships > Frequently Asked Questions

MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Questions are included from each of the sections within the Community Partnerships Division addressing child care, children's services, health care services, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and sexual assault.   Should you have difficulty connecting with the web addresses or emails listed below, please contact 2-1-1 Broward at 954-537-2111.

Community Needs

Resources

Phone #s

Child Care Licensing and Enforcement Section 

Child Support/ Who can I speak to about non-payment?

Child Support Enforcement

1-800-622-5437

Foster Care: Who do I contact to become a foster care provider? 

ChildNet

954-414-6000

Child Care Services

Where can I get assistance with payment for child care?

Family Central, Inc.

954-720-1000

Child Abuse:  Who do I call to report an abusive situation?

Abuse Hotline
www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report

1-800-962-2873

VPK:  I want open a VPK program. How do I connect with parents?

Family Central, Inc./VPK

954-724-3978


Children's Services Section 

Food Stamps/Medicaid

Department of Children & Families
www.dcf.state.fl.us/ess

954-467-4298

1-866-762-2237

Child Support – Applications

Department of Children & Families
http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/childsupport/apply.html

1-800-622-5437

Child Support - Collection

Department of Revenue
http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/childsupport/

1-800-226-6777

Custody Issues

Clerk of the Court – 17th District
http://www.clerk-17th-flcourts.org/ClerkWebSite/Welcome2.aspx

954-831-5848

Health Insurance for Children

http://www.floridakidcare.org

 


Health Care Services Section

Health Care Clinics/Immunizations

Department of Health / Immunization Program Office www.browardchd.org

954-467-4700
954-467-4856

Swine Flu Vaccine

Broward County Department of Health clinic at 624 NW 15th Way in Fort Lauderdale.

954-467-4705

Free Emergency Medical Care

 

Broward Community and Family Health
Pompano
Hollywood

 North Broward Hospital District Facilities

7th Avenue Family Care

  • Adult
  • Pediatric
  • Prenatal

954-970-8805
954-967-0028

 
954-759-6600
954-759-6630


954-759-6745 or 6600

Free Emergency Medical Care

 

Pompano

  • Adult
  • Pediatric
  • Prenatal

Specialty Care –Adult



954-786-5901
954-786-5413
954-786-5418

954-463-7313

South Broward Hospital District Facilities

Hollywood-Adult, Pediatric, Prenatal

W. Hollywood – Adult

Dania Beach – Adult and Pediatric

 

954-985-1551

954-967-2500

954-922-7606

Help With Rent And Utilities

Broward County
Family Success Administration Division

954-357-6367

Northwest Coral Springs
Central Region
South Region

954-761-2121
954-497-1340
954-985-1920

Apply For Medicaid/Medicare

Medicaid/ Department of Children & Families www.dcf.state.fl.us/ess
Medicare.gov

1-866-762-2237

Homeless Assistance

211-Broward
www.211-broward.org

954-537-2111

HIV/AIDS - Ryan White  

Free Testing For HIV/AIDS

Department of Health
www.browardchd.org

954-467-4945

 

Homeless Initiative Partnership Section

Need a place to stay?

Homeless Helpline

2-1-1 or
954-563-4357

Affordable housing

Public Housing Authorities within Broward County

2-1-1

Rent/mortgage assistance

Broward County Family Success
Administration Division

954-357-6367

Discounted bus passes for clients of social service organizations

Contact the Administrative Aide for Homeless Initiative Partnership for an application to processed through Broward County Transit.

954-357-6101

Making donations of food/clothing

Volunteer Broward

954-233-1300

Sexual Assault Treatment Center Section  

What do you do?

Sexual Assault Treatment Center

954-357-5775

Restraining Order for Domestic/ Repeat/Dating/Sexual Violence

Clerk of the Court – 17th District - - Family Intake Unit
http://www.clerk-17th-flcourts.org /  

954 831-5520

Domestic violence counseling and shelter

Women in Distress  

954 761-1133

Confidentiality

Mandated reporting for suspicious signs re: child and elder abuse

 

Time limits

No time limits in relation to when abuse occurred.

 

Cost of counseling

Services are provided without charge.