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Below, you will find a database of services offered to serve those who have served our country. 

Behavioral Health Care

Bit By Bit
Horses for Heroes – A Veteran Rehabilitation Program
515 NE 12th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 471-6119 or (954) 802-8874
www.BitByBitTherapy.org

Broward VA Outpatient Clinic
Social work mental health services: individual, group, and marital therapy, substance abuse treatment (outpatient), PCT program for post traumatic stress disorder (outpatient)
9800 W. Commercial Blvd.
Sunrise, FL 33351
Phone: (954) 475-5500
www.miami.va.gov/locations/Broward_County_VA_Outpatient_Clinic.asp
Suicide Hotline: (800) 273-8255

Fort Lauderdale Vet Center
713 NE 3rd Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone: (954) 356-7926

Henderson Behavioral Health, Inc.
4740 N. State Road 7
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319
Phone: (954) 486-4005
www.hendersonbehavioralhealth.org

Homeless PreventionPhone: (877) 424-3838 Mental Health Association of Broward County
7145 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Lauderhill, FL 33334
Phone: (954) 746-2055
www.mhasefl.org

Miami VA Medical Center
1201 NW 16th Street
Miami, FL 33125 Phone: (888) 276-1785 ext. 3632 or (305) 575-7000 ext.3632 www.miami.va.gov

Make the Connection - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Connecting Veterans and their friends and family members with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.
www.maketheconnection.net Nova Southeastern University Center for Veterans Assistance
Providing individual therapy, family therapy, psychological and psychoeducational testing, and vocational/career assessment; as well as linking veterans and their families to on- and off-campus legal, child care, employment and educational resources.
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
Phone: (954) 262-8620 or 800-986-3223 ext. 28620
www.nova.edu/humanservices/veterans

Pompano Beach Vet Center
2300 W. Sample Road
Suite 102
Pompano Beach, FL 33073
Phone: (954) 984-1669 www.vetcenter.gov
Providing services including marital therapy and community referrals. Suicide Prevention
Phone: (800) 273-8255

Claims and Benefits
Service connected disabilities: Disability compensation is a monetary benefit paid to veterans who are disabled by an injury or illness that was incurred or aggravated during active duty military service. These disabilities are considered to be serviced-connected. Help filing for pension, compensation, education, insurance claims, and other benefits:

Broward County Elderly and Veterans Services Division
Phone: (954) 357-6622
TTY: (954) 357-5841 (for persons with hearing and speech impairments)
Human Services Building
2995 North Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
www.broward.org/humanservices/elderlyandveterans/pages/default.aspx

CHAMPVA
Phone: (800) 733-8387
www.champvaus.com

National Association of American Veterans
Phone: (202) 465-3296 Constance Burns
www.naavets.org/
Clients: Veteran

Veterans Service Officers
www.va.gov/vso/

VA Insurance Center
P.O. Box 42954
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: (800) 669-8477
www.benefits.va.gov/insurance/

Children and Family Services

Broward County Public School System
Provides support for children whose parent is in the status of predeployment, deployment, or postdeployment.
www.browardschools.com
Phone: (954) 321-0000
Psychological Services/Family Counseling: (954) 321-2460

Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Pediatric outpatient facility providing medical, social, and other support services for children and youth with high risk or chronic medical problems.
1401 S Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 728-8080
www.childrensdiagnostic.org

Child Nutrition Programs
Free school breakfast, lunch, and summer food service. Must meet income guidelines.
Phone: (954) 467-4700

Family Central, Inc.
Helps clients locate child care, educates parents on components of quality child care, prescreens for eligibility for financial assistance and provides linkage to resources for families with unmet social service needs.
840 SW 81st Ave.
North Lauderdale, FL 33068
Phone: (954) 720-1000 or 954-724-3973
www.familycentral.org

Florida KidCare
Outreach for kidcare, which provides affordable, low-cost health insurance for children and adolescents whose parents meet the income eligibility threashold and do not have access to private insurance through their workplace. KidCare offers a comprehensive insurance package.
780 SW 24th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Phone: (954) 467-8737
To request an application: (888) 540-5437
To check the status of your application: (800) 821-5437

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies
Provides resources and education to pregnant women, parents, and their families.
Fatherhood Mentorship Program – encourage father involvement beginning at conception and throughout the entire life of the child.
Phone: (954) 765-0550
www.hmhbbroward.org

Memorial Healthcare System - Community Youth Services
7031 Taft Street
Hollywood, FL 33024
Phone: (954) 985-7000, Ext. 241 The National Children's Traumatic Stress Network
Phone: (954) 767-5111
www.nctsn.org/resources/topics/military-children-and-families Women Infants Children (WIC)
Phone: (954) 767-5111
www.Browardchd.org/wic.aspx Provides the following at no cost: Healthy foods, nutrition, education and counseling, breast feeding support, and referrals for health care. Must meet income guidelines

The National Children's Traumatic Stress Network
Phone: (954) 767-5111
www.nctsn.org/resources/topics/military-children-and-families Women Infants Children (WIC)
Phone: (954) 767-5111
www.Browardchd.org/wic.aspx Provides the following at no cost: Healthy foods, nutrition, education and counseling, breast feeding support, and referrals for health care. Must meet income guidelines.

Women Infants Children (WIC)
Phone: (954) 767-5111
www.Browardchd.org/wic.aspx Provides the following at no cost: Healthy foods, nutrition, education and counseling, breast feeding support, and referrals for health care. Must meet income guidelines.

 

Emergency Services

211 Broward – First Call for Help of Broward, Inc.
Broward County 24-hour Crisis and Help Line
3217 NW 10th Terrace, Suite 308
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Phone: 211 or (954) 537-0211
www.211-broward.org

AFAS
Phone: (800) 769-8951
www.afas.org
Clients: Air Force only

Armed Forces Foundation
www.armedforcesfoundation.org
Clients: Veteran< 36 months

American Red Cross, Broward County
6710 W. Sunrise Blvd., Suite #111
Plantation, FL 33313
Phone: (877) 272-7337
www.redcross.org/fl/miami

Army Emergency Relief
Phone: (305) 437-2665
www.aerhq.org
Clients: Active Duty

Jewish Family Service of Broward County
100 S. Pine Island Road, Suite 230
Plantation, FL
Phone: (954) 370-2140
www.jfsbroward.org/

LifeNet4Families/Cooperative Feeding Program, Inc.
1 NW 33rd Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Phone: (954) 792-2328
www.lifenet4families.org

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society
Phone: (703) 696-1481
www.nmcrs.org/
Clients: Active duty or Retirees only

Operation Home Front
Phone: (561) 846-0843 Simone
www.operationhomefront.net/
Clients: Veteran

Salvation Army – Broward County
1445 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone: (954) 524-6991
www.salvationarmybroward.org

Switchboard of Miami, Inc.
Phone: (305) 358-1640
www.switchboardmiami.org

Employment, Education, Vocational and Training Resources

Broward Business Leadership Network
A Broward business-to-business organization comprised of businesses that are committed to hiring, supporting, retaining and promoting people with disabilities.
Phone: (954) 609-3474 or (561) 748-8576
www.browardbln.org

Broward County Jobs
115 South Andrews Ave., Annex B
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 357-6444
24-hour job hotline: (954) 357-5627
www.broward.org/careers/

Chase – US Veterans Pipeline
JP Morgan Chase and coalition of corporate members with the goal of hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military vets by 2020.
www.usveteranspipeline.com

Federal Jobs (Veterans Preference)
Apply online and post your resume.
www.usajobs.gov

Freedom Alliance
Phone: (703) 444-7940
www.freedomalliance.org/
Clients: Veteran

Hispanic Unity of Florida
5840 Johnson St.
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: (954) 964-8884
www.hispanicunity.org

Miami Vet Center
8280 NW 27th St., Suite 511
Miami, FL 33122
Phone: (305) 859-8387www.vetcenter.va.gov

National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)/ESGR Ombudsman
Third party assistance, informal mediation services to employers and members of the National Guard and Reserve. Provides assistance in the resolution of employment conflicts resulting from military membership, training or other services requrements protected under USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act).
1555 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22209
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (800) 336-4592
www.esgr.org

Nova Southeastern University Center for Veterans Assistance
Providing individual therapy, family therapy, psychological and psychoeducational testing, and vocational/career assessment; as well as linking veterans and their families to on- and off-campus legal, child care, employment and educational resources.
7600 SW 36th St.
Davie, FL 33328
Phone: (954) 262-8620
www.nova.edu/humanservices/veterans

Opportunities Industrialization Center
3407 NW 9th Ave., Suite #100
Oakland Park, FL 33309
Phone: (954) 563-3535
www.oicofbrowardcounty.org

Second Chance Society
Helps homeless and other individuals struggling to get back into the work force by providing assistance in overcoming material barriers to employment such as tools, license fees, books for training, etc.
1835 SE 4th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 763-5999
www.secondchancesociety.org

United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
http://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.htm

Urban League of Broward County
Urban League of Broward County jobs programs are designed to help the unemployed and under employed obtain employment and increase their marketable skills, promote self-sufficiency, and prepare participants to enter the work force with educational skills, GED prep, skills training and child care services.
3251 W Broward Blvd. Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone: (954) 625-2570
www.ulbroward.org 

Financial Assistance

AFAS
Phone: (800) 769-8951
www.afas.org
Clients: Air Force only

Armed Forces Foundation
www.armedforcesfoundation.org
Clients: Veteran< 36 months

Army Emergency Relief
Phone: (305) 437-2645
www.aerhq.org
Clients: Active Duty

Department of Children and Families Economic Service
1400 W. Commercial Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Phone: (954) 967-1420
To apply for Food Stamps, Cash Assistance, or Medicaid
www.Dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access

Florida Impact Food Stamp Hotline
Pre-screens applicants to determine if they are eligible for food stamps and an approximation of their monthly food stamp benefit. Applicants must provide information on personal income, assets, and expenses.
345 Magnolia Drive #E-11
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (800) 224-3470
www.flimpact.org

HOPE Forgive Our Debt Program
Program acts as negotiators for people who are in need of repairing and restoring their credit.
2305 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone: (954) 342-8470

Military Heroes Fund
Phone: (703) 838-1239
www.pentagonfoundation.org
Clients: Veteran

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society
Phone: (703) 696-1481
www.nmcrs.org/
Clients: Active duty or Retirees only

Operation First Response
Phone: (888) 289-0280
www.operationfirstresponse.org
Clients: Veteran

Operation Home Front
Phone: (561) 846-0843 Simone
www.operationhomefront.net/
Clients: Veteran

USA Cares
Phone: (800) 773-0387
www.usacares.org

Unmet Needs
Phone: (816) 968-1128
www.unmetneeds.org
Clients: Veteran

Urban League of Broward County
3251 W Broward Blvd. Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone: (954) 625-2570
www.ulbroward.orgBack to top 

Helpful Numbers

GI Bill Office
Education Benefits
P.O. Box 100022
Decatur, GA 30031-7022
Phone: (888) GIBILL1 (1-888-442-4551)
Information for Chapter 30 self-verifications: (877) 823-2378
www.gibill.va.gov

Loan Guaranty Eligibility Center
Home loan certificates of eligibility
P.O. Box 20729
Winston-Salem, NC 27120
Phone: (800) 244-6711

VA EFT Hotline
To change status of electronic funds transfer or direct deposit for disability or compensation
Phone: (877) 838-2278Back to top
Homeless AssistanceBroward Housing Solutions
305 Southeast 18th Ct.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 764-2800
www.browardhousingsolutions.org


Homeless Assistance

Broward Housing Solutions
305 Southeast 18th Ct.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 764-2800
www.browardhousingsolutions.org

Broward Outreach Center - Hollywood
2056 Scott St.
Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone: (954) 926-7417
www.miamirescuemission.com/browardoutreach.htm

Broward Outreach Center - Pompano
1700 Blount Rd.
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Phone: (954) 979-6365
www.miamirescuemission.com/browardoutreach.htm

Broward Partnership for the Homeless
Vocational training, employment services, job training for the homeless
920 NW 7th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Phone: (954) 779-3990
www.bphi.org

Hope South Florida
1232 Northeast 26th St.
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Phone: (954) 566-2311
www.hopesouthfl.orgBack to top Housing AssistanceFlorida Department of Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box 31003
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
Phone: (727) 319-7400
www.floridavets.org

Housing Assistance

Florida Housing Finance Corporation
Offering “First Time Home Buyer” assistance with down payments and closing costs in the form of a loan. Also offering assistance to disabled veterans. Featuring “Florida’s Hardest Hit” which offers up to 18 months of financial assistance with mortgage payments to all eligible Florida residents.
Phone: (877) 863-5244

Fort Lauderdale CED Purchase Assistance
This is a City of Fort Lauderdale program to provide closing costs or down payment assistance to eligible home buyers. Up to $3,000 in the form of a grant may be provided to eligible lower-income home buyers to purchase existing single family homes.
1409 NW 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Phone: (954) 828-4530

Hollywood First Time Home Buyer
Provides down payment and closing cost assistance up to $10,000 for the purchase of an existing property and $20,000 for new construction. Must contribute $1,000 toward the down payment and attend home buyer’s workshop.
2500 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 314
Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone: (954) 921-3271

Homeownership Preservation Foundation
Housing counseling provided at no cost 24 hours/7 days/365 days; no waitlist for services, counselors on-hand for assistance. Providing mortgage assistance in the form of foreclosure prevention, loan modification, rate reductions, etc. Partnered with government project, “Making Homes Affordable” which regulates mortgage companies compliance with home preservation laws.
Phone: (888) 995-HOPE
www.995hope.org

Legal Aid Service of Broward County
Bring valid picture ID, proof of income, and any documents regarding your case. For Housing Unit call contact phone and press option 5; assistance offered in housing matters such as:
• Legal assistance in eviction cases
• Review cases involving mobile homes
• Illegal shut-off and lock-out
For low-income homeowners, assistance is provided with:
• Mortgage foreclosures
• Condo/homeowner association foreclosures
• Construction lien foreclosures
• Bankruptcies under chapters 7 and 13 needed to prevent loss of home
Phone: (954) 765-8950
491 N. State Road 7
Plantation, FL 33317
www.legalaid.org

Military Heroes Fund
Phone: (703) 838-1239
www.pentagonfoundation.org
Clients: Veteran

Rebuilding Together Broward County, Inc.
Home repair assistance for veteran homeowners in Broward County.
Phone: (954) 772-9945
4824 NE 12th Ave.
Oakland Park, FL 33334
www.rebuildingtogetherbroward.org

VA Home Loans
For assistance with obtaining “certificates of eligibility” for VA home loans and loans program eligibility and information.
VA Regional Home Loan Center: St. Petersbrug, FL
Phone: (888) 611-5916
Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Regional Loan Center
9500 Bay Pines Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL 33708
(Mail: P.O. Box 1437, St. Petersburg, FL 33731)
www.homeloans.va.gov

VA Mortgage Loan Assistance
Phone: (877) 827-3702
Counseling for VA and conventional loans Back to top
Internet ResourcesDepartment of Veterans Affairs
www.va.gov 

 

Internet Resources

Department of Veterans Affairs
www.va.gov

Variety of Health Topics and Education
www.myhealth.va.gov

Active Duty Military and Veterans
Comprehensive website on military and veterans benefits
www.military.com

Informational Site for Active Duty Service Members
Website for active duty service members and their families, help provided for a variety of different areas. Use the following to logon:
userid = military; password = onesource
www.militaryonesource.com

Informational Sites for Military Branches


Army One Source

Phone: (800) 464-8107
www.myarmyonesource.com

Air Force One Source
Phone: (800) 707-5784
userid = airforce; password = ready
www.airforceonesource.com

Marine Corps One Source
Phone: (800) 869-0278
userid = mccsonesource.com; password = semperfi
www.mccsonesource.com

Navy One Source
Phone: (800) 540-4123
userid = navy; password = sailor
www.navyonesource.com

Assistance with Employment
Help with resumes, job searches, and jobseeker support
www.hireveterans.com

Project Veteran Aid
Phone: (636) 724-0404
www.projectveteranaid.com

Rebuild Hope
Phone: (650) 321-4930
www.rebuildhope.org
Clients: Veteran < 36 Months

National Military Family Association
Phone: (703) 931-6632
www.militaryfamily.org

Information on PTSD
www.ncptsd.va.orgBack to top Legal AssistanceBroward County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral – Low Cost Panel
Provides legal referrals (only handles family law and landlord/tenant law) to people currently without an attorney; attorneys are all members of the Broward County Bar Association and appointments are usually available within two days of the referral.
1051 SE Third Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 764-8040
www.browardbar.org

 

Legal Assistance

Broward County Bar Association
Lawyer Referral – Low Cost Panel
Provides legal referrals (only handles family law and landlord/tenant law) to people currently without an attorney; attorneys are all members of the Broward County Bar Association and appointments are usually available within two days of the referral.
1051 SE Third Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 764-8040
www.browardbar.org

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc.
Phone: (954) 736-2400
www.legalaid.org

FIU College of Law Educational Advocacy Clinic
Phone: (305) 348-7541
www.fiu.edu

Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
Phone: (305) 573-1106
www.fiacfla.org

Florida Institutional Legal Services, Inc.
Phone: (352) 375-2494
fils@bellsouth.net

Florida Justice Institute
Phone: (305) 358-2081

Legal Aid Service (Broward County)
491 North State Road 7
Plantation, FL 33317
Phone: (954) 765-8950
www.legalaid.org/broward/

Miami Asylum Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
77 SE 5th Street, 3rd Floor
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: (800) 375-5283
www.uscis.gov
Office is open to the public from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (Federal Holidays excepted)

Miami Legal Aid Services
124 NW 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33128
Phone: (305) 579-5733
www.dadelegalaid.org

Medical Health Care

AfterDeployment.org
www.afterdeployment.org

Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine
100 East Broward Blvd. Suite 100
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 763-9840 ext. 201
www.atom.edu
Military Stress Recovery Project (MSRP)

American Walk In
6870 Dykes Road
Southwest Ranches, FL
Phone: (954) 434-1010

Americare Medical Center
8396 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Sunrise, FL
Phone: (954) 742-0112

Based Outpatient Clinics
Deerfield Beach, FL (954) 570-5572
Hollywood, FL (954) 986-1811
Homestead, FL (304) 248-0874
Key Largo, FL (305) 451-0164
Key West, FL (305) 293-4609
Pembroke Pines, FL (954) 894-1668
TRI-CARE (800) 363-2273

Broward County VA OPC
9800 West Commercial Blvd.
Sunrise, FL 33351
Phone: (954) 475-5500
Toll Free: (888) 497-4647
www.va.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
9800 West Commercial Blvd.
Sunrise, FL 33351
Phone: (800) CDC-INFO
Toll Free: (888) 497-4647
www.CDC.gov/nceh/veterans

Centro Medico las Americas
6830 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL
Phone: (954) 987-5010

Clinica de las Americas
1101 NW 1st Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Phone: (954) 321-0242

Clinica Luz del Mundo
806 E. Prospect Road
Oakland Park, FL
Phone: (954) 563-9876

Colony Springs Medical Center
8333 W. McNab Road #101
Tamarac, FL
Phone: (954) 720-8805

Connected Warriors
A charitable organization whose mission is to teach proven yoga techniques to military veterans and their families
Phone: (954) 278-3764
www.connectedwarriors.org

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center 
www.dvbic.org/tbi-basics 

Health Resources and Services Administration
www.hrsa.gov/veterans 

MedLine Plus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/veteransandmilitaryhealth.html

Miami VA Medical Center/VA Health Care System
1201 NW 16th Street
Miami, FL 33125
Phone (305) 575-7000
Toll Free (888) 276-1785
http://www.miami.va.gov/

National Center for PTSD
www.ptsd.va.gov

Office of Women's Health
Phone (800) 994-9662
www.womenshealth.gove/illnesses-disabilities/women-veterans-with-disabilitiesBack to top


Request Military Transcripts

Request AP Transcripts
AP Services
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Phone: (888) 225-5427
Phone: (609) 771-7300
Fax: (609) 530-0482
TTY: (609) 882-4118
E-mail: mapexams@ets.org
Login: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/index.html?student
Click on “Get and Send Scores”

 

Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention

Broward Addiction Recovery Center
1011 SW 2nd Ct.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone: (954) 357-4851

Broward County Human Services Department
115 S. Andrews Ave.
Room 303
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 468-3592
http://www.broward.org/humanservices/Pages/Default.aspx

Nova Southeastern University Center for Veterans Assistance
Providing individual therapy, family therapy, psychological and psychoeducational testing, and vocational/career assessment; as well as linking veterans and their families to on- and off-campus legal, child care, employment and educational resources.
7600 SW 36th St.
Davie, FL 33328
Phone: (954) 262-8620
www.nova.edu/humanservices/veterans

Substance Abuse and Mental Health
www.gaincenter.samhsa.gov/grant_programs/jdtr.aspwww.samhsa.gov/militaryfamilies/tacenter/ 

The Starting Place
351 North State Road 7
Suite 200
Plantation, FL 33317
Phone: (954) 327-4060
http://www.startingplace.org/

United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse
Ansin Building
1300 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (800) 334-4568
http://www.drugfreebroward.org/need-help

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Connecting Veterans and their friends and family members with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.
www.maketheconnection.net 

Veterans Crisis Line
351 North State Road 7
Suite 200
Plantation, FL 33317
Phone: (800) 273-8255 and Press 1 or text 838255
www.veteranscrisisline.net/