Community Resources

Florida Department of Education
Office of Safe Schools
325 West Gaines Street, Room 554
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Phone:  850.245.0416
Fax: 850.245.9978

 

Equality Florida
PO Box 13184
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Tel: 813.870.eqfl (3735)
http://www.eqfl.org

Statewide agency dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents. Regional representatives in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

 

Broward County Resources

First Call for Help, 211 Broward
A 24-hour, free, confidential telephone Helpline for crisis/suicide counseling, empathetic listening and community information and referrals for health and human services resources in Broward County. Just Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211 or access the directoryonline.

Aqua Foundation for Women
Serves as the funding catalyst for lesbian, bisexual and transgender wellness and equality in South Florida though grants, scholarships and initiatives

www.aquafoundation.org

ChildNet
A Community Based Solution Protecting Broward’s Abused and Neglected Children
313 North State Road 7
Plantation, FL 33317
Tel: 954.414.6000
Website:www.childnet.us

The Pride Center at Equality Park
2040 North Dixie Highway
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Tel: 954.463.9005
Website:www.pridecenterflorida.org

 

Women In Distress 
website: WomeninDistress

The only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center serving Broward County, Florida, offers crisis hotlines and intervention.

Call their 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at 954-761-1133
Call the Florida Domestic Violence Toll-free Hotline at 1-800-500-1119
Call the National Domestic Violence Toll-free Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

 

Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc.
P.O. Box 50187
Lighthouse Point, FL 33074
954-760-9800

Kids In Distress
website: KidsinDistress
Broward County
819 NE 26th Street
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
954-390-7654

Kids In Distress works to prevent child abuse, preserve the family, and treat children who have been abused and neglected.  Recognized as a premier agency in South Florida, they provide family strengthening services as well as children’s services for more than 6,000 children and their families.

Miami-Dade County Resources 

Pridelines Youth Services-Miami
Dedicated to educating youth in a safe and nurturing environment and to promote dialogue with results in  a positive development

www.pridelines.org

 

SAVE Dade-Miami
Tel: 305.751.7283
Fax: 305.751.9649
Website:www.savedade.org

Advocacy and lobbying group working for equality for LGBT people in Miami-Dade County.

 

Switchboard of Miami, Inc.
(305) 358-HELP (4357)

Established in 1968, is a private, nonprofit organization that provides the Miami-Dade County community with comprehensive telephone crisis counseling, suicide prevention, information and referral services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They also offer free individual and family counseling services and prevention programs for high-risk youth and their families based in local schools.

To Hear Taped Messages on Stuff That matters: 305.377.TEEN
To Talk With a Counselor 24/7: 305.377.TALK
www.switchboardmiami.org

 

Yes Institute-Miami

Strives to prevent suicide and ensure the healthy development of lesbian, gay, bisexual , transgender and all youth by initiating dialogue, providing education and creating support systems.

www.yesinstitute.org

 

Monroe County Resources

Help Line Monroe County

website: HELPLINEMonroeCounty

HELPLINE. 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week, HELPLINE’s trained volunteers offer crisis intervention, vital information, and referrals at no charge to people in need of assistance.HELPLINE receives thousands of calls a year from people who have nowhere else to turn.

 

Be the Change

website: BetheChange

A grassroots youth development and service organization whose purpose is to empower youth to become agents of change, promote safe and healthy lifestyles and school success – and to prevent violence, bullying and aggression, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in Monroe County.

http://bethechangeflkeys.com/

Palm Beach Resources

211 Palm Beach

website: 211 PalmBeach

Dial, text or email 2-1-1 for Teen Hotline

 

Compass

The Gay Lesbian Resource Center of Palm Beach
7600 South Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Tel: 561.533.9699
www.compassglcc.com

 

Kids In Distress
website: KidsinDistress

Palm Beach County
5861 Heritage Parkway
Delray Beach FL 33484
561-272-0204  x1611

Kids In Distress works to prevent child abuse, preserve the family, and treat children who have been abused and neglected.  Recognized as a premier agency in South Florida, they provide family strengthening services as well as children’s services for more than 6,000 children and their families.

 

Palm Beach County Victim Services

561-355-2418
Restraining orders, victims’ rights, and more
www.pbcgov.org/publicsafety/victimservices

 

Student Crime Stoppers 

website: StudentCrimeStoppers
Human health service programs, referral and crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1-800-458-TIPS

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