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Resources for Children and Adults

We at the Children’s Services Council of Broward County care about the health and safety of our community, staff and providers. Accordingly, in an effort to help control the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), our offices will be closed until further notice. As staff works remotely, please be assured that we will continue to work diligently in support of the children and families of Broward and the child serving community. Please search this website and our social media platforms @cscbroward for continuous updates as well as resources and information that help our community more easily navigate these challenging times. If you need to reach us, call (954) 377-1000 or e-mail: info@cscbroward.org.  (Please note that many of these links will point away from the CSC’s website to pages not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by CSC Broward. The CSC cannot guarantee ADA compliance of the non-affiliated site.)

How You Can Help

Need help finding resources? Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211 or Text Your Zip Code to 898211 (Website: 211 Broward)

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Health Services

Centers For Disease Control (CDC)

Centralized Intake and Eligibility Determination (CIED)

Child Welfare League of America Resources List

Community Mitigation Strategies

Coronavirus (COVID-19) assessment tool

COVID-19 and Potential Risks for People Who Use Drugs

Crisis, Health & Human Services Support, 211 Broward

Florida Department of Health

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Toolkit

Free Virtual Doctor Visits from Memorial Healthcare

KidCare Health & Dental Insurance Updates: English/Spanish

Memorial Healthcare System Updates & Information

Red Cross Immigrant COVID Information English/Spanish

Resources for Assistance with Funeral Arrangements

Symptoms and Coronavirus Self-Checker — CDC Website 

How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Cloth Face Covering

Emergency Services

Dial 911

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Reporting Abuse During COVID-19: Individuals/Educators/Caregivers

(Report Child Abuse: If you know, suspect or someone tells you please call: 1-800-962-2873)

Mental Health Resources

60 Digital Resources for Mental Health

Broward Schools Mental Health Services

Broward County Schools Crisis Support (Resiliency Center)

Behavioral Health Associates: Free Virtual Pandemic Support Group

Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741.

Frame Works: Framing COVID-19

Grief Support Groups & Forum: For anyone that has experienced a loss, this online Grief Support Directory is organized by types of loss with an extensive range of resources and supports available locally, on-line, virtually in-person and even internationally.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Mental Health America Hotline: Text MHA to 741741. You can also call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 at the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline.

Nation Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Staying Emotionally Close In The Time of COVID-19 (feat. Dr. Bruce Perry), The Trauma Therapist Podcast

How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Social Distancing

How Do I Know Someone is Experiencing Anxiety or Depression

How to Help Someone With Anxiety or Depression During COVID-19

How to Support a Loved One Going Through a Tough Time During COVID-19

How To Protect Your Mental Health During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty

How to Help Children Manage Fears

Healthier At Home: a free, private online group for pregnant women and parents of young children living in Broward County.

How Mindfulness Can Help During COVID-19

How to Avoid Passing Anxiety on to Your Kids

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior

Mental Health America

Mental Health Test

Mindset RESET w/Sean Achor: a four-part series specifically focused on helping us adjust our mindset in this current climate.

Panic Attacks and How to Treat Them

The Power of Mindfulness

Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus

Sleep Information

Sleep Strengthens your Defenses

Tips for Calming Anxious Kids

Anxiety and Coping With the Coronavirus

United Way Mental Wellness Tips

Yoga for Adults and Kids

What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious

Anxious Stomach Aches and Headaches

9 Muses Art Center

More Mental Health / Grief And Trauma Resources


211 Resources

Together4Broward (Together 4 Broward continues to identify new partners in this community effort and welcomes your support, engagement, and donations. To join the taskforce, please submit your information via the link Join Together 4 Broward.

Broward Community Feeding Initiative App

Broward Schools Grab-and-Go Meals

Feeding South Florida

Free Lunch From Christian Life Center and FLIPANY

Free meals for kids and teens (or Text FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211)

LifeNet4Families: Support for families experiencing food shortages during COVID-19

Neighbors4Neighbors Food Distribution Locations

P-EBT (Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer)

Salvation Army of Broward County Food Distribution

Sister Robin Street Market

SNAP Details

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Benefits

Area Agency on Aging – Meals for Seniors

Broward Schools

Broward Schools

Broward Schools Free/Reduced Meal Services

Broward County School eLearning: (or call 754-321-0569)


Comcast offers to help University Students stay connected for the school year

Oral Health and Hygiene

Disinfect Toothbrushes

Oral Hygiene Instructions

Home Therapy

Autism Society At Home Resources

Hi-Ability Therapy Services OT, PT & Speech Resources

Physical Fitness at Home

David Posnak Jewish Community Center FREE Exercise Videos

GoNoodle Kid Fitness

Planet Fitness (Facebook)

Legal Services & Advice

Broward Legal Aid

Co-parenting in the coronavirus pandemic: A family law scholar’s advice

How to avoid COVID-19 government imposter scams

Bills and Small Businesses

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Helping Consumers Claim their Economic Impact Payment

Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers

Disaster Loan Assistance

Florida Power & Light

WIC: Digital Solutions

Rental Assistance & Housing

211 Resources

Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium

Protections for renters during COVID-19

SHIP Funds


Dislocated Worker Program (Temporary Employment)

Government Benefits

Reemployment Assistance

Reemployment (Paper Applications)

Children & Families

Florida Department of Children and Families

Reporting Abuse During COVID-19: Individuals/Educators/Caregivers

Create Structure at Home for Children with ADHD

Child Care Options

Child Care Map & List (or 754-321-3330)

Adult Education

David Posnak Jewish Community Center Adult Arts & Culture

Learn to EarnToolkit: online resource for intermediate and advanced adult learners of English and basic skills

Special Populations

FLITE Center TIL System of Care Youth

Foster Parent Online Training

National Disability Institute Takeaways from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Family First Response Act

First Responders

ELC: Emergency Personnel Child Care Scholarship

Other Resources

Florida Driver License Renewal

Aunt Bertha: connecting people with local nonprofits offering social services

Elder Affair’s Elder Helpline:1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337)

To apply for food assistance, Medicaid, and/or cash assistance, or to manage your benefits and receive information, visit www.myflorida.com/accessflorida or login to your MYACCESS account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Safety Guidelines and Resources

Back To School Checklist

BRHPC: How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Cloth Face Covering

COVID-19 information and resources for schools and school personnel from US Department of Education

EPA Effective Disinfectants List

FL Dept. of Health: Safety Guidelines for various Reopening of Activities and Businesses

Guidance For Cleaning & Disinfecting

Keeping Kids Safe Online

Six steps for K-12 leaders to respond to the coronavirus