Working to Ensure All Children Have What They Need to Succeed

May 2, 2018
Health and Mental Care
Diverse group of children.

All children should have environments that support healthy brain development and access to the many opportunities our country provides.

When historical structures that codified racial inequality created structural community conditions that do not support the necessary access, opportunities and resources, children and families are barred from the shared American Dream. The CSC recognizes that, in addition to providing funds for programs that support children and families, confronting racism and racial disparity is critical to affecting positive change for everyone.

Beginning in August 2016, the CSC, Broward County Human Services Department, and City of Fort Lauderdale Police department funded training to understand how racism continues to show up in our lives and communities for over 325 attendees representing government, law enforcement, private enterprise and non-profit organizations. In addition, over 1,000 partners were trained in (1) the local history of racism and resilience in Broward and (2) implicit bias - the reliance on hidden negative stereotypes and beliefs that infuse quick judgements. The reflective and personally transformative workshops show how people of all races are hurt by racism and are resulting in innovative solutions in our procurements, partnerships and programs. Learn More

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Earned Income Tax Credit | HandsOn Broward
954-233-1296

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal anti-poverty program that provides financial assistance for working families. In 2002, the Children’s Services Council began promoting EITC through a county-wide public awareness campaign. Since then, over $500 million have been returned to Broward residents. Many low-income EITC recipients file their returns for free at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, and a mobile team that serves Broward residents.

Primary POC: Kathy Wint | kathy@handsonbroward.org

Earned Income Tax Credit | Hispanic Unity of Florida
954-342-0424

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal anti-poverty program that provides financial assistance for working families. In 2002, the Children’s Services Council began promoting EITC through a county-wide public awareness campaign. Since then, over $500 million have been returned to Broward residents. Many low-income EITC recipients file their returns for free at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, and a mobile team that serves Broward residents.

Primary POC: Ingrid Ekblad | iekblad@hispanicunity.org

FatherhoodMentorship Program | Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County
954-765-0550

Bi-weekly program serving fathers who want to improve their connections with their children. Services include educational groups, and case-management using an evidence-based parenting curriculum “24/7 Dad”, counseling and support groups, and family-building activities.

Primary POC: Ron Osborne-Williams | r.williams@hmhbbroward.org | 954-765-0550 ext. 337

Financially Assisted Child Care Services | Early Learning Coalition of Broward County
954-377-2188

This program provides subsidized child care for low-income families residing in Broward County based on income eligibility. The intent of this program is to prevent child abuse and neglect; assist families in becoming or remaining economically self-sufficient; and prepare preschool-aged children to enter school ready to learn.

Foster Care & Adoption | Forever Family
954-303-5802

Weekly segments on the NBC-6 local news feature Broward children in need of a permanent, caring home. On occasion, Forever Family will highlight related issues, such as foster parentrecruitment, Guardian ad Litem recruitment, and foster/relative care youth transitioning to independent living.

Primary POC: Gia Tutalo-Mote | gia.foreverfamily@gmail.com

Foster Care & Adoption | Heart Gallery of Broward
954-918-3008

A traveling exhibit of professional portraits and biographies of children available for adoption. The photographic and kiosk-based gallery is displayed in many public places, such as shopping centers and libraries that can reach hundreds of prospective parents.

Primary POC: Yvette DuBose | yvette@heartgalleryofbroward.org

General Population | Camelot Community Care
954-958-0988

Intensive, therapeutic program using the best practice model, Functional Family Therapy (FFT). In-home services, provided by highly-trained Master’s level clinicians, serve families with youth ages 10-18 at risk of delinquency or youth with a history of delinquent behavior.

Primary POC: Resha Burton | rfburton@camelotcommunitycare.org

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