About Us

The Children's Services Council of Broward County (CSC) is an independent taxing authority established by voter referendum in 2000 and reauthorized in 2014. The CSC's mission is to provide leadership, advocacy, and resources necessary to enhance the lives of the children of Broward County and empower them to become responsible, productive adults through collaborative planning and funding of a continuum of quality care.

The CSC funds close to a hundred programs that serve children and families, advocates for policies that protect the interests of future generations and provides leadership that brings the child-serving community together. The CSC works in partnership with Community Builders to help "Turn the Curve" in a positive direction on issues like Maternal and Child Health, Family Strengthening, After-School and Out-of-School Time, Kinship Care, Youth Leadership, Advocacy and Employment Support for Youth and Families with Special Needs and Housing and Employment Supports for Youth Aging Out of the Foster Care System. The CSC works with Community Partners to help "Turn the Curve" in a positive direction on issues like: Maternal and Child Health Family Strengthening After-School and Out-of-School Time Kinship Care Youth Leadership, Advocacy, and Employment Support for Youth and Families with Special Needs. Click HERE for information about The Florida Children's Council and all other CSC's throughout the state.
The Florida Children's Council
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The Children’s Strategic Plan

The CSC is the backbone agency for Broward County's Children's Strategic Plan. We provide support and services to more than 1,500 partners working to analyze data around, and find solutions to, the community needs of our youth.

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Our Authorizing Statute

From the establishment of a special district and governing board, to financial requirements and budget procedures, our statute outlines the legal requirements of our operation. 

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Our organization provides leadership, advocacy and resources to enhance the lives of the children of Broward County and empower them to become responsible, productive adults.

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KID FIRST | Kids in Distress
954-390-7654

In-home program provided weekly to serve families at risk of abuse and neglect. Program comprised of three components: 1) Case Management, 2) Supportive Counseling and 3) Parent Education using the Strengthening Families curriculum.
Primary POC: Manuel Guzman | manuelguzman@kidinc.org | 954-390-7654 ext. 1376 Misty Cipyak | mistycipyak@kidinc.org | 954-390-7654 ext. 1309

Kidcare Outreach | Florida Department of Health in Broward County
954-INSURES

The Children’s Services Council provides support for the Broward County Health Department to deliver personalized assistance to prospective KidCare enrollees and answer the many calls to 954-INSURES. KidCare outreach staff have forged partnerships with governmental and community-based organizations to promote the program and serves as the leading source of application distribution to Broward schools and child care facilities.
Primary POC: Rebecca Miele | Rebecca.Miele@flhealth.gov

KidVision/WPBT | WPBT Channel 2
305-424-4180

With WPBT’s KidVision VPK, teachers watch, learn, play and integrate the Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Standards through entertaining and educational virtual field trips that appeal to both adults and children. Teachers learn the standards and then use the web-based field trips to add another dimension to their classroom curriculum. Also provided are lesson plans and student assessment forms.

Kinship Initiatives for Supportive Services | Harmony Development Center
954-766-4483

County-wide services with groups offered in Cooper City, Coral Springs, Lauderhill and Miramar for kinship families with children ages 0-18.
Primary POC: Gloria Gonzalez | ggonzalez@harmonydc1.org

Kinship Initiatives for Supportive Services | Legal Aid of Broward County
954-736-2430

County-wide services for legal advocacy and support services to families providing kinship care for children and youth. Referrals are limited to CSC Kinship providers.
Primary POC: Ericka Peoples | epeoples@legalaid.org

Kinship Initiatives for Supportive Services | Memorial Healthcare System
954-276-0839

County-wide support services for kinship families with children ages 0-18, and for children and youth with special needs ages 0-22. Groups are offered in Fort Lauderdale (KID) and Hollywood (Memorial).
Primary POC: Laura Costa | lcosta@mhs.net

The Faces of CSC

The impact Future Prep had on Sarah fomented her desire to give back to her community. Today, she is a Counselor for Memorial’s CSC-funded Youth Force program, helping other young people gain confidence and determine their own path for the future.
"This program has touched me and made a difference in my life."
Thanks to the Children’s Services Council and the YMCA of Broward County, students have an opportunity to give a voice to issues that are important to them.
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