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Respite | Memorial Healthcare System
954-985-7000 ext. 241

Respite is provided to families with children ages 3-13 years old who exhibit behavioral health needs that severely disrupt daily functioning in their home, school or community. Programming is focused on reducing family stressors and strengthening family functioning by providing assistance in meeting the child’s care needs, offering the child opportunities for growth and development and maintaining or enhancing the quality of life for children and their families.

Primary POC: Marilyn Camerota | mcamerota@mhs.net

Respite | Smith Coummunity Health
954-321-2296 ext. 203

Respite is provided to families with children ages 3-13 years old who exhibit behavioral health needs that severely disrupt daily functioning in their home, school or community. Programming is focused on reducing family stressors and strengthening family functioning by providing assistance in meeting the child’s care needs, offering the child opportunities for growth and development and maintaining or enhancing the quality of life for children and their families.

Primary POC: Donna Lavalle | donna.lavalle@smithcmh.com

School Health | Sierra Lifecare, Inc.
954-741-8160

School Health services enhance the educational process by assessing, protecting and promoting the health status of school-age youth physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and developmentally.
School Health services support parent responsibility and encourage parental attention to student health status; identification and prevention of health problems; and increase access to physicians, dentists, KidCare subsidized insurance and other preventative health provider services.

Primary POC: Judy Perkins

South Florida Hunger Coalition | Broward County Public Schools
754-231-3871

The Harvest Drive is based on the premise of children helping children and adults working hand in hand to offer needy families in Broward County gifts of food and other necessities during the Thanksgiving holidays. Students from public and private schools, churches, temples and neighborhoods hold drives and supply the Harvest Drive with non-perishable food that is distributed to families.

Primary POC: Jodisamson@browardschools.com

South Florida Hunger Coalition | Florida Impact
954-360-9485

“BreakSpot Enrichment” provides support to a wide array of BreakSpot enrichment activities and other services for youth, especially during the summer months. They help coordinate and manage over all activities throughout Broward County sites in collaboration with the Meals on Wheels of South Florida and South Florida Hunger Coalition and other community agencies.

Primary POC: Trudy Novricky | tnovricky@flimpact.org

South Florida Hunger Coalition | LifeNet 4 Families
954-792-2328

The Out- of -School Time Food Boxes program is a project designed to prevent our local children from experiencing hunger while out of school. Its funding helps purchase summer food boxes containing nutritious food and healthy eating literature for families. Assembly and coordination of the food boxes are provided by Lifenet4Families and the social workers from Broward County Public Schools who also help identify recipient families.

Primary POC: Melanie Geddes | melanie.geddes@lifenet4families.org

South Florida Hunger Coalition | Meals On Wheels of South Floirda
954-714-6940

As part of USDA’s Summer Feeding Program, a collaboration of Broward nonprofits operates the Summer BreakSpot Mobile Feeding Program under the umbrella of the South Florida Hunger Coalition. Children under the age of 18 receive lunch and snack five days a week at multiple Broward locations, including various cities, housing authorities and park and recreation departments. The program’s aim is to continue feeding more children in need during summer months.

Primary POC: Mark Adler | madler@mowsoflo.org

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