This Resource Guide was Compiled and Sponsored by the Domestic Violence Council

This Resource Guide
was Compiled and Sponsored by
the Domestic Violence Council
of Palm Beach County.
Special Thanks to
Palm Beach County’s
Board of County Commissioners
Karen T. Marcus, Chair; Tony Masilotti, Vice Chair;
Jeff Koons; Warren H. Newell; Mary McCarty;
Burt Aaronson; and Addie L. Greene
Resource Guide Committee Members:
Grace Diez-Arguelles, State Attorney’s Office;
Sandy Duncan, PBC Victim Services;
Jeannie Hoban, Court Administration;
and Cheryl Martone, Clerk’s Office
The mission of the Domestic Violence
Council is to reduce the impact of
violence on families by coordinating a
dedicated, community-based response
through advocacy, education and
information.
This resource guide was created to
assist in carrying out the Council’s
mission.
It
provides
valuable
information about Palm Beach County’s
government
and
community-based
response
to
domestic
violence.
Professionals and volunteers working in
criminal justice and social services can
use this guide as a comprehensive
resource to assist victims and their
families who are suffering from domestic
violence.
This resource guide is by no means a
listing of all specialized services. The
Domestic Violence Council of Palm
Beach County does not endorse each
program listed in the guide, but presents
resources as informational guides only.
If additional information is needed,
please contact Center for Information
and Crisis Services by calling 211.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ABUSIVE PARTNER PROGRAM………………………………………………… 1
ADOPT A FAMILY …………………………………………………………………. 1
AID TO VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE, INC. (AVDA)……………………… 1
ALANON/ALATEEN……………………………………………………………….. 2
ALCOHOLICS ANANYMOUS (AA)………………………………………………. 2
ALL ABOUT WOMEN’S HEALTH, INC………………………………………….. 2
ALTERNATIVE RELAPSE TREATMENT SERVICES (ARTS)……………….. 3
ANIMALS 101, INC. / VILLAGE ANIMAL CLINIC………………………………. 3
AREA AGENCY ON AGING………………………………………………………. 3
ATLANTIC COAST COUNSELING, INC………………………………………… 4
BOCA RATON POLICE DEPARTMENT………………………………………… 4
BOYNTON BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT…………………………………… 5
CAFÉ JOSHUA……………………………………………………………………… 5
CATHOLIC CHARITIES, DIOCESE OF PALM BEACH, INC………………….. 5
CENTER FOR FAMILY SERVICES, INC. ………………………………………. 6
CENTER FOR INFORMATION AND CRISIS SERVICES, INC……………….. 7
CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT (See Department of Revenue)………… 7
CHILDREN FIRST………………………………………………………………….. 8
CHILDREN’S CASE MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION, INC. ………………… 8
CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY, SOUTH COASTAL DIVISION ………………. 9
CHILDREN’S PLACE AT HOMESAFE (THE)……………………………………. 10
CITY OF RIVIERA BEACH CIVIL DRUG COURT……………………………….. 10
CLERK – CIRCUIT COURT (15T H JUDICIAL CIRCUIT)
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/REPEAT VIOLENCE……………………………11
COALITION FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING OPTIONS, INC…………………….. 11
CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS………………………………………………… 12
COLUMBIA HOSPITAL / THE PAVILION TREATMENT CENTER…………….. 12
COMPASS, INC……………………………………………………………………… 12
COMPREHENSIVE AIDS PROGRAM OF PALM BEACH COUNTY (CAP)….. 13
COMPREHENSIVE ALCOHOLISM REHABILITATION PROGRAMS, INC.
(CARP)…………………………………………………………………….. 13
COMPREHENSIVE INTERVENTION AND RESEARCH CENTER……………. 15
COURT SERVICES, 15th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT…………………………………… 15
CROSSROADS………………………………………………………………………. 18
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES (DCF)…………………. 18
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE………………………………………………………19
DESTINY BY CHOICE, INC………………………………………………………….19
DOMESTIC ASSAULT REHABILITATION TREATMENT (DART)………………20
DRUG ABUSE FOUNDATION……………………………………………………….20
DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT ASSOCIATION (DATA)……………………………21
FAIR OAKS PAVILLION………………………………………………………………21
FAITH FARM MINISTRIES…………………………………………………………..21
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FAMILY ALTERNATIVES/COUNSELING & TREATMENT (FACTS).................22
FAMILY HEALTH COUNSELING CENTER, INC. (FHCC)……………………….22
FAMILY SAFETY LEARNING CENTER (DCF)…………………………………….23
FARMWORKER COORDINATING COUNCIL……………………………………..23
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)…………………………………..23
FERN HOUSE………………………………………………………………………….24
FLORIDA ABUSE HOTLINE………………………………………………………….24
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT……………………24
FLORIDA COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (FCADV)……………24
FLORIDA FAMILY CARE, INC……………………………………………………….25
FLORIDA KID CARE…………………………………………………………………..25
FLORIDA RESOURCE CENTER FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN, INC……………25
FLORIDA SHERIFF’S YOUTH RANCH……………………………………………..26
45T H STREET MENTAL HEALTH CENTER, INC. (Refer to Oakwood Center)…26
GIRLS & BOYS TOWN FAMILY CENTERED SERVICES………………………..26
GRATITUDE HOUSE………………………………………………………………….26
HAITIAN CENTER FOR FAMILY SERVICES, INC………………………………..27
HANLEY HAZELDEN CENTER………………………………………………………27
THE HAVEN, INC………………………………………………………………………28
HEAD START PROGRAM, PALM BEACH COUNTY……………………………..28
HEALTH SOLUTION CENTER ………………………………………………………28
HEALTHY MOTHERS/HEALTHY BABIES COALITION OF PB COUNTY, INC...29
HISPANIC HUMAN RESOURCES COUNCIL, INC………………………………..29
HOSPICE & HOMECARE BY THE SEA (WPB)……………………………………30
HUGS FOR KIDS………………………………………………………………………30
JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC..30
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE, RUTH RALES…………………………………………31
LAKE WORTH COUNSELING CENTER, LLC………………………………………31
LATIN AMERICAN IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE ORG., INC. (LAIRO)……………..31
LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC………………………….32
LET’S GROW TOGETHER, INC………………………………………………………33
MADD (MOTHER’S AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING)………………………………….33
MIGRANT ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH FLORIDA…………………………………..33
MIRACLE’S CLUB (THE)……………………………………………………………… 33
MULTILINGUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY CENTERS, INC……………………………. 34
NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN
FLORIDA BRANCH ( “THE ADAM WALSH RESOURCE CENTER”)…34
NEW OPTIONS OF ROYAL PALM BEACH…………………………………………..34
NOAH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION…………………………………………….35
OAKWOOD CENTER OF THE PALM BEACHES, INC…………………………….. 35
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL…………………………………………….35
PALM BEACH COUNTY ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL……………………………. 36
PALM BEACH COUNTY PARENTING EDUCATION CENTER……………………36
PALM BEACH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE……………………………………….36
PANDA (HSRC) (Belle Glade)………………………………………………………….38
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PARENT-CHILD CENTER, INC………………………………………………………….38
PET SAFE , INC……………………………………………………………………………39
PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE PBC AND TREASURE COAST, INC……….. 39
PROTECTION ORDER SERVICE INFORMATION……………………………………
PALM BEACH SHERIFF’S OFFICE…..…………………………………….39
PUBLIC HEALTH UNIT, PALM BEACH COUNTY…………………………………….40
SAFE HARBOR RUNAWAY SHELTER/PROJECT SAFE PLACE…………………..40
SOUTH COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER………………………………………..
INTENSIVE CRISIS INTERVENTION PROGRAM (ICIP)…………………41
STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE…………………………………………………………. 41
TREASURE COAST HEALTH COUNCIL, INC………………………………………... 42
VICKER’S HOUSE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER…………………………….42
VICTIM SERVICES, PALM BEACH COUNTY………………………………………….43
VIOLENCE ALTERNATIVES OF ROYAL PALM BEACH……………………………..44
WAYSIDE HOUSE…………………………………………………………………………44
YWCA OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, INC………………………………….44
YOUTH AFFAIRS, PBC DIVISION OF HIGH RIDGE FAMILY CENTER……………45
YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU………………………………………………………………45
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Category Index
ADVOCACY / Direct Services
Area Agency on Aging…3
AVDA…1
Boca Raton Police Department…4
Boynton Beach Police Department…5
Coalition for Independent Living…11
Destiny by Choice…19
State Attorney’s Office…Domestic
Violence Elimination Program ( DOVE)…41
Farmworkers …23
Federal Bureau Investigations…23
Florida Atlantic University…24
Florida Resource Center…25
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)…33
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office…36
Victim Services…43
Y.W.C.A….44
ADDICTIONS
Alanon/Alateen…2
Alcoholic Anonymous…2
City of Riviera Beach Drug Court… 10
Co-dependents’ Anonymous… 12
Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs…13
Drug Abuse Foundation…20
Drug Abuse treatment Association (DATA)…21
Faith Farms Ministries…21
Fern House…24
Gratitude Guild…26
Hanley Hazelden Center…27
Miracle Club…33
Oakwood Center…35
Panda…38
South County Mental Health…41
Wayside House…44
ANIMAL ADVOCACY
Animals 101, Inc….3
PetSafe…39
Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control…36
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BATTERER’S INTERVENTION PROGRAM
Abusive Partner Program…1
Atlantic Coast Counseling…4
Alternative Relapse Treatment Services (ARTS)…3
Domestic Assault Rehabilitation Treatment (DART)…20
Family Alternatives/Counseling & Treatment Svcs. (FACTS). 22
Family Health Counseling Center (FHCC)…22
Florida Family Care, Inc….25
Lake Worth Counseling…31
Let’s Grow Together… 33
New Options…34
Parent Child Center…38
Violence Alternatives of Royal Palm Beach…44
CHILDREN’S SERVICES
Children First…8
Children’s Case Management…8
Children’s Home Society…9
Children’s Place at HomeSafe…10
Family Connection… 17
Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch…26
Girls & Boys Town Family Centered Svcs….26
Guardiam Ad Litem Program… 17
Haven (The)…28
Head Start…28
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children…34
Noah Development Corporation…35
Safe Harbor Runaway Shelter/Project Safe Place…40
Youth Affairs, Palm Beach County Division of…45
Youth Service Bureau…45
COUNSELING SERVICES
Catholic Charities…5
Center for Family Services…6
Children’s Place at HomeSafe…10
Columbia Hospital/The Pavilion Treatment Center…12
Compass, Inc….12
Comprehensive Intervention & Research Ctr….15
Destiny by Choice…19
Fair Oaks Pavilion…21
Florida Resource Center… 25
Girls & Boys Town Family Centered Svcs.,,,26
Home Safe/Safety Net… 10
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COUNSELING SERVICES, continued
Hugs for Kids… 30
Jewish Family & Children’s Services…30
Jewish Family Services, Ruth Rales…31
Latin America Immigrant & Refugee Org. (LAIRO)…31
Multilingual Psychotherapy Centers, Inc….34
Oakwood Center of the Palm Beaches… 35
Parent-Child Center, Inc….38
South County Mental Health Center…41
Victim Services, Palm Beach County…43
Youth Service Bureau…45
COURT SERVICES
Clerk –Circuit Court/Domestic-Repeat Violence…11
Custody Evaluations… 15
Domestic Violence Intake Unit…16
Domestic Violence Clerk of Court…11
Domestic Violence Monitoring Program… 16
Elder Justice… 17
Family Connections… 17
Guardian ad Litem… 17
Juvenile Mediation… 18
Pre-Trial Services… 18
Self Help… 17
HEALTH SERVICES
All About Women’s Health, Inc…. 2
Migrant Assoc. of S. Fl, Caridad Health Services… 33
Co-Dependants Anonymous… 12
Comprehensive Aids Program of PBC (CAP)… 13
CCMO… 8
Florida Kid Care… 25
Health Solution Center… 28
Hospice & HomeCare by the Sea… 30
Planned Parenthood… 39
Public Health Unit… 40
Treasure Coast Health Council, Inc…. 42
LEGAL ISSUES
Department of Revenue (Child Support Enforcement)…19
Domestic Violence Intake Unit… 16
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County… 32
Office of the Attorney General… 35
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LEGAL ISSUES, continued
Protection Order Svc. Info. P.B. Sheriff’s Office… 39
State Attorney’s Office… 41
SAFE HOUSE/SHELTER
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA)… 1
Safe Harbor Runaway Shelter/Project Safe Place… 40
YWCA of Palm Beach County… 44
SOCIAL SERVICES
Adopt A Family… 1
Café Joshua… 5
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Palm Beach… 5
Children & Family Services, Department of… 18
Crossroads… 18
Farmworker Coordinating Council… 23
Haitian Center for Family Services, Inc…. 27
Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies… 29
Hispanic Human Resources Council… 29
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of PBC… 30
Jewish Family Service, Ruth Rales… 31
Latin American Immigrant & Refugee Org…. 31
Vickers House… 42
TRAINING
Family Safety Learning Center (DCF)… 23
Palm Beach County Parenting Education Center… 36
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ABUSIVE PARTNER PROGRAM
399 Camino Gardens Blvd., Ste. 307or 200 Knuth Rd., Ste. 214B
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Boynton Beach FL 33436
(561) 750-9710
(561) 750-3959 FAX
Contact Person: Marion Stamm, LCSW, MSW, MS
About the Program:
Batterers Intervention Programs for both men and women.
Individual and group counseling. Stress and anger management
classes. Drug/Alcohol evaluations for treatment. English only.
ADOPT A FAMILY
(561) 843-4338
About the Program:
Assist families in immediate temporary crisis due to job loss,
illness, poor housing, etc. May assist with rent, utilities,
childcare, food, clothing.
AID TO VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE, INC.
(AVDA) *
P.O. Box 667
Delray Beach, FL 33447
(561) 265-3797 Administrative Office
(561) 265-2900 24 hour Hotline
Email: [email protected]
(561)-265-2102 FAX
About the Program:
Information and referral services for anyone in a situation of
domestic violence. Emergency shelter for any victims and/or
their children who are in danger of, or are in, a battering
relationship. Legal Advocacy is also available including
assistance with injunctions for protection, safety planning and
police report follow-up. Assist victims with relocation assistance
and referrals for appropriate legal services.
*EMERGENCY SHELTER
Contact Person: Debbie King
About the Program:
Safe and confidential environment for battered victims and their
children with stays up to 8 weeks. Case management, safety
planning, violence awareness education and group counseling
provided.
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*COUNSELING AND ADVOCACY CENTER
Contact Person: Cheri Zettle
About the Program:
Individual and group counseling, educational and creative
support groups are available in English, Spanish and Creole.
Children ages 4-15 are offered play therapy facilitated by a
skilled therapist with experience in providing services to child
victims.
*PAVE – (PREVENTION AGAINST VIOLENCE EARLY)
Contact Person: Cheri Zettle
About the Program:
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Educational program offered to children pre-K to 5 Grade.
Program topics include the identification and expressing of
feelings, self-esteem, establishing healthy relationships and
problem solving.
*TAVE – (TEENS AGAINST VIOLENCE EARLY)
Contact Person: Cheri Zettle
About the Program:
Middle and high school students are provided a tailored
curriculum on dating and peer violence, healthy relationships,
conflict resolution and safety planning. Includes role-playing and
video presentations.
ALANON/ALATEEN
(800) 344-2666
(561) 478-0335 North/Central
(561) 278-3481 South
For people whose lives have been affected by a drinking
problem in a friend or family member.
ALCOHOLICS ANANYMOUS (AA)
(800) 407-5299
(561) 687-8800 North/Central
(561) 276-4581 South
For those concerned about their own drinking.
ALL ABOUT WOMEN’S HEALTH, INC.
721 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 109
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
(561) 882-1550
Contact Person: Maryalice Nelson, ARNP (continued next page)
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About the Program:
“FOR-PROFIT AGENCY”
Private gynecology office offering a full range of comprehensive
gynecology, STD screening and counseling, pregnancy testing
and counseling, HIV screening and counseling, hormone
replacement therapy, birth control methods and counseling,
Depo-Provera, oral contraceptives, diaphragms, nutrition
education.
ALTERNATIVE RELAPSE TREATMENT SERVICES
(ARTS)
2994 Jog Road
Lake Worth, FL 33467
(561) 434-4410 (561) 434-4107 FAX
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Terry Troboaugh, Program Direction
About the Program:
ARTS is fully certified and licensed by the State of Florida in the
following areas: Court approved Batterers’ Intervention Program,
English and Spanish groups available. Drug and Alcohol
Outpatient Program, Anger Management Program, Children of
Divorce Program.
ANIMALS 101, INC. / VILLAGE ANIMAL CLINIC
9044 Alternate Route A1A
North Palm Beach, FL 33403
(561) 848-4349
(561) 848-4340 FAX
8:30am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Michelle Rivera
About the Program:
Will place animals at risk into foster homes.
AREA AGENCY ON AGING -- SENIOR ADVOCACY FOR
ELDER VICTIMS OF CRIME
1764 North Congress Ave., Suite 201
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
(561) 684-5885
(561) 697-7250 FAX
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
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E-mail: [email protected] affairs.org
Contact Person: Mary Jones
About the Program:
The program’s mission is to empower senior victims of crime so
they may recover from their victimization, regain their dignity and
sense of security, and remain in the least restrictive setting
(home) for as long as possible.
The program assists victims (age 60+) of violent crime,
domestic/family violence, property crime, elder abuse,
exploitation and economic crime. All services are free and
include crisis counseling and intervention, home visits,
information and referral, criminal justice advocacy/support,
personal advocacy, and assistance in filing a claim for Victim
Compensation for property loss and medical/mental health
expenses.
The program also provides informative and educational
presentations on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, crime
prevention, identity theft and senior sensitivity training.
ATLANTIC COAST COUNSELING, INC.
4047 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 225
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
(561) 242-9287
(561) 242-9318 FAX
About the Program:
Services offered include Battered Intervention Program, Drug &
Alcohol Investment, Men’s and Women’s Groups, Same Sex
Groups, English Groups, Anger Management, Mental Status
Exams and Re-offender Groups. Hours: Call for dates/times of
classes. Fees: Standard fees apply, sliding scale with
documentation, with cash, money orders and check (upon
approval) accepted as payment.
BOCA RATON POLICE DEPARTMENT
Domestic Violence Specialist/Victim Advocate
100 NW Boca Raton Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 338-1317 or (561) 338-1383
(561) 338-1300 FAX
Contact Person: Nikki Woller
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About the Program:
The Victim Advocate Unit provides crisis intervention, supportive
assistance, advocacy and counseling, and social service
referrals. The Victim Advocate Unit provides crisis response as
deemed necessary by the Boca Police Department and is on call
24 hours a day/ seven days a week. The Victim Advocate Unit
assists all victims of crimes and provides social service
assistance/referrals to the community.
BOYNTON BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT
100 E. Boynton Beach Boulevard
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
(561) 742-6108
(561) 742-6185 FAX
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm
(561) 236-2274 (cell) On call after hours
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Muriel Waldmann
About the Program:
Providing assistance to victims and witnesses of violence within
the City of Boynton Beach, Florida.
CAFÉ JOSHUA
414 Seventh Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 832-5446
Contact Person: Joseph F. Gamarano, Jr.
About the Program:
Works with other agencies in providing support services for
those homeless men, women and children who are desirous of
ending their homelessness, but, who lack the resources.
Provides a variety of services including a noonday meal.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES, DIOCESE OF PALM
BEACH, INC.
P.O. Box 8246, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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900 54 Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 842-2406
(561) 863-5379
8:30am – 4:30pm
Evening hours by Appointment
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About the Program:
Licensed clinical social workers and licensed marriage and
family therapists provide counseling to anyone in need. Deal
with problems such as depression, loneliness, grief and loss,
anxiety, stressful relationships and other difficulties.
Free in-home professional counseling for single or married
women who are pregnant or have children, dealing with issues of
isolation, anxiety and depression. Encourages decision-making
skills, communication skills, assertiveness and problem solving.
Immigration Legal Services provides services to foreign-born
individuals in need of immigration assistance. The program’s
focus is primarily on family reunification.
Citizenship Grant Services: the Citizenship program goal is to
provide citizenship services to eligible refugees, asylum seekers,
Cuban/Haitian entrants.
CENTER FOR FAMILY SERVICES, INC. *
471 Spencer Drive (Administrative Office)
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
(561) 616-1222
400 E. Linton Blvd, Suite G5 (Branch Office)
Delray Beach, FL 33483
(561) 330-2266
12773 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 219 (Branch Office)
Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 793-1698
Contact Person: Janice Brockington
(561) 330-1248
About the Program:
The mission of the Center is to preserve and strengthen
individual and family life through counseling and other services.
Professional counseling provided to children, adults, couples,
families and groups to empower clients to deal with situational or
life problems.
*SAFE KIDS PROGRAM
Contact Person: Keri Oliver
(561) 616-1337
About the Program:
Specializing in the treatment of sexual abuse and domestic
violence. The mission of the SAFE Kids Program is to promote
the emotional well being of individuals, families and children
regardless of their ability to pay. Groups, school visits, and
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home visits available for children and adult victims of domestic
violence.
CENTER FOR INFORMATION AND CRISIS
SERVICES, INC. *
P.O. Box 3588
Lantana, FL 33465
Telephone: 211
Contact Person: Terry Lee Kaly
About the Program:
Provides telephone counseling to help people through personal
problems, emotional stress and such emergencies as attempted
suicide and drug overdoses. Provides information about the
various human services available in the area to anyone with a
need for that information. Provides linkage for people in need to
appropriate agencies/services to eliminate or alleviate that need,
and helps the client through the maze of resources.
*TEEN HOTLINE - 211
About the Program:
Provides telephone counseling, crisis intervention and suicide
prevention to adolescents. Serves as a special information and
referral source for adolescent issues. Monday, Wednesday &
Friday evenings, 4 – 10:00pm, teens are available on the Teen
Hotline to talk to callers.
*ELDER SERVICES - 211
About the Program:
Elder HelpLine enables Palm Beach County residents over 60
years of age to have at their disposal a ready and
comprehensive source for community information on services
which relate to their special needs; i.e. in-home assistance,
recreational opportunities, support groups, etc. Also provides
Elder Crisis Outreach (short term crisis intervention through
home visits), and Sunshine Telephone Reassurance (calls over
600 residents who are either homebound or over 60 years of age
to make sure that they are well, and to reassure them that they
are not alone.
CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT
(See Department of Revenue)
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CHILDREN FIRST
PBCC Campuses:
Main Campus:
4200 S. Congress Avenue
(561) 439-8006
Boca Raton Campus : (561) 367-4522
PB Gardens Campus : (561) 625-2535
About the Program:
Required by court as a one-time 4-hour session to help divorcing
parents’ focus on the effect the divorce has on the children.
Through video-tape presentations followed by discussion,
parents will be offered the opportunity to talk about their
concerns for their children. The program, led by a child and
family expert, will help parents minimize the negative effects of
divorce on the child or children. Call closest campus for times
and dates of classes offered.
CHILDREN’S CASE MANAGEMENT
ORGANIZATION, INC. *
1720 East Tiffany Drive, Suite 101
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 881-5572
(561) 881-5594 FAX
(800) 273-3811
Contact Person: Roxanna Childs
About the Program:
Case management services for pregnant or post-partum women
and their families.
*BRIGHT BEGINNINGS HOME VISITATION PROGRAM
About the Program:
Provides independent Family-Centered Service Coordination to
those children who are at risk due to certain prenatal or postnatal
criteria. Provides service coordination to women who are
pregnant and have intense needs. Assists families to have
healthy babies.
*FAMILIES BUILDING SOLUTIONS
Family empowerment via home, school visits and ongoing
support groups for families.
*BEACON SCHOOL
Services include family-centered case management focusing on
maintaining a safe and healthy environment in which children
can succeed and strengthening parent-child relationships.
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*FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM
Case management services are family-centered to assist
families in becoming self-sufficient (off welfare programs and off
housing assistance). Families must sign a contract of agreement
between FSS and DBHA and may remain on the program up to
five years.
*KIN SUPPORT PROJECT
Services include family-centered case management to targeted
at-risk children and their families in order to promote stability,
empowerment, resiliency and optimism as a pathway to family
self-sufficiency.
CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY, SOUTH COASTAL
DIVISION *
3333 Forest Hill Blvd. (main office)
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
(561) 844-9785
(800) 433-0010
* NORTHWOOD FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
2045 Broward Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 822-4560 ext. 24 English ext. 23 Spanish
(561) 822-4566 FAX
Hours M-Th 8:30a-8:00p Fri 8:30a-5:00p Sat 9:00a-5:00p
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Betty Siladke (for English) Nubia Villa (for
Spanish)
About the Program:
Northwood Family Resource Center. Parenting classes for
mandated parents in English and Spanish - $80.00 for an 8 week
class. Anger management - $90.00 for an 8 week class in
English and Spanish. Parent Support Groups in English once a
week, no charge. Children’s Anger Management workshops –
call for dates and ages, in English and Spanish, no charge. Esol
and Literacy classes Mon – Thurs 11:30a to 1:30p, no charge,
with child care provided. Children’s After School Soccer teams,
(and, basketball, in season) Mon – Thurs 2:00p – 6:00p, no
charge. Practice/games also, on Saturdays. NOTE: Sponsors
needed to purchase uniforms, etc.
* BELLE GLADE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
(561) 996-8710
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* BOYNTON BEACH/SOUTH COUNTY CENTER
(561) 731-2226
CHILDREN’S PLACE AT HOMESAFE (THE) *
3409 Ponce DeLeon Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 832-6185 North/Central
Contact Person: Howard Olshansky
* SAFETY NET DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM
2840 Sixth Ave. South, Lake Worth, FL 33461
561-433-0060
561-357-8882 FAX
Contact Person: Brian McCarey, MSW; Gerda Muyen, LCSW
About the Program:
A comprehensive response to family violence. Crisis Intervention for
victims and their children; assist victims with developing linkage with
community resources and shelters; individual therapy for victims and
their children; support groups for adults and children; support and
assistance in dealing with the criminal justice system.
CITY OF RIVIERA BEACH CIVIL DRUG COURT *
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200 West 12 Street
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
(561) 844-9508
Hours: M-F 8:30a – 8:30p
(561) 844-3481 FAX
Hours: Sat. (Civil Hearings)
Contact Person: Felicia Scott
10:00a – 12:00p
About the Program:
Provides an avenue whereby specific persons may petition a
court of law and request that an addicted individual be ordered
into a substance abuse treatment program. Provides direct civil
hearings for residents of Riviera Beach such as Involuntary
Evaluation and/or Involuntary Treatment. Provides a meaningful
alternative to criminal imprisonment for individuals capable of
rehabilitation as a useful citizen.
* CITY OF RIVIERA BEACH CIVIL DRUG COURT – RESTART
PROGRAM
About the Program:
Assists clients of the Riviera Beach Civi l Drug Court enhance
social and economic status after completing residential
treatment. Clients are offered community linkage to various
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social, educational and therapeutic services to assist clients with
employment training, housing assistance, parenting education
and other services for total rehabilitation.
CLERK – CIRCUIT COURT
DOMESTIC/REPEAT VIOLENCE DEPT.
200 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Bch., FL 33444
South
(561) 274-1588
3188 PGA Blvd., N. Palm Bch., FL 33410
North
(561) 624-6528
38844 State Road 80, Belle Glade, FL 33430 West
(561) 996-4846
205 N. Dixie Highway, W. P. Bch., FL 33402 Central
(561) 355-2277
Contact Person: Jean-Adel Williams (Central office)
E-mail: [email protected]
About the Program:
Assist petitioners with the filing of Injunctions for Protection
Against Domestic/Repeat/Dating Violence. Provide simplified
petition forms for the injunctions, modifications, extensions
and/or enforcement. There is no fee for this service.
COALITION FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
OPTIONS, INC.
6800 Forest Hill Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
(561) 966-4288
Hours: M – F / 8:00a – 5:00p
(561) 641-6619 FAX
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Jamie Sembower
About the Program:
Provide assistance to people with disabilities who are victims of
crime. Provide advocacy and information and referral services.
Provide court accompaniment and assistance in completing
necessary forms to obtain crime victim compensation claims,
benefits, relocation funds, restraining order and any other type of
assistance for which the individual is eligible.
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CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS
(800) 254-1333 or 686-0170
(561) 655-8908 Northern P. B. County
(561) 735-4468 Southern P. B. County
E-mail: www.codependents.org
24 hours – call for list of meetings
About the Program:
A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to
develop healthy and fulfilling relationships. A twelve step
program to individual growth and self-esteem.
COLUMBIA HOSPITAL / THE PAVILION
TREATMENT CENTER
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2201 45 Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 881-2670
(561) 842-6141
Emergency – Ext. 3900
Contact Person: David Dashev
About the Program:
Treatment of psychiatric patients in a safe, therapeutic
atmosphere. The Pavilion has an 88-bed facility and is a private
Baker Act Receiving facility. Services offered are adult and
adolescent inpatient programs, including intensive psychiatric
care. This, combined with the medical/surgical hospital, permits
patients with both medical and emotional problems to be treated
at one location without being transferred. Dual-diagnosed
patients are treated if the psychiatric diagnosis is primary.
Detoxification services are available, and a substance abuse
counselor is on staff.
COMPASS, INC.*
1700 North Dixie Highway – West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 533-9699 Administration
(561) 533-5131 FAX
Contact Person: Sheila Bewsee
About the Program:
Provides supportive, educational, social and referral services to
the gay, lesbian and bisexual community of Palm Beach County.
*HIV/AIDS SERVICES PROGRAM
Provides Case Management Services for adult and teens who
are living with HIV/AIDS.
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*SAFE COMPANY
An ongoing program that seeks to empower the gay, lesbian and
bisexual community to unite and fight HIV/AIDS by providing
outreach and educational services.
*H.O.P.E. TEEN PROGRAM
Provides individual, family and group therapy for teens 14-18
who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or questioning their sexuality.
COMPREHENSIVE AIDS PROGRAM OF PALM
BEACH COUNTY (CAP)*
Central Office
2508 Metrocenter Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 687-3400
Contact Person: Kai Johnson
North Office
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92 East 30 Street, Suite A1
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
(561) 844-1266
Contact Person: Martha Allen
South County Office
2222 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33446
(561) 274-6400
Contact Person: Meg Kelly
West County Office
25 S.E. Avenue “E”
Belle Glade, FL 33430
(561) 996-7059
Contact Person:
Luz Benitez-Delgado
About the Program:
Provides pediatric and adult case management and
psychological services, to people with AIDS and AIDS – related
concerns. Provides education and risk reduction activities to
thwart the spread of HIV. Supplies food and personal hygiene
products to those in need. A variety of support groups are
offered. CAP sponsors client assistance and community
awareness programs where volunteers are active in leadership
roles. If interested, your help is needed.
*CAP-HIV+ SUPPORT GROUP
About the Program:
Support groups for those in need who are HIV infected.
COMPREHENSIVE ALCOHOLISM
REHABILITATION PROGRAMS, INC. (CARP)
5400 East Avenue – West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 844-6400 Central (561) 642-8737 Lake Worth
(561) 992-1351 Glades
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Contact Person: Robert Bozzone, MS,CAP, MAC
About the Program:
Provides direct treatment services for persons suffering from the
diseases of chemical dependency and co-dependency.
*ADOLESCENT RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT
5400 East Avenue – West Palm Beach, FL 33407 –
(561) 844-6400
About the Program:
Residential substance abuse treatment for adolescence in a
therapeutic environment where behavior change can take place
using traditional therapeutic concepts combined with peer
pressure.
*ADOLESCENT ADDICTIONS RECEIVING FACILITY
3400 Belvedere Road – West Palm Beach, FL 33409 –
(561) 681-6326
About the Program:
A non-hospital, secured medical facility staffed by a multidisciplinary team of professionals provides detoxification
services for adolescents who are chemically dependent and
suffering from symptoms of withdrawal.
*OUTPATIENT SERVICES
Locations: 6415 Lake Worth Road, Suite 101
Greenacres, FL 33463 (561) 642-8737
5400 East Avenue
149 S.E. Avenue “D”
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Belle Glade, FL 33430
(561) 844-6400
(561) 992-1351
About the Program:
Provides services on an outpatient basis that include
comprehensive, non-emergency admission evaluation; chemical
dependency and co-dependency treatment and aftercare.
Additionally, the program provides advocacy for those clients
involved with the Criminal Justice system, intervention
evaluation, treatment and referral for adolescents, and
prevention and educational services to the community regarding
chemical dependency and related issues.
Among the programs offered are Basic and Advanced Issues –
Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency, Basic and Advanced CoDependency Issues, Women’s Special Issues, and Court
Services Program. Average length of treatment is three months
for Basic Programs and six months for the Aftercare Programs.
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*PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
(561) 992-1351 Glades
(561) 642-8736 Lake Worth
(561) 844-6400 West Palm Beach
About the Program:
Provides education regarding chemical/co-dependency and
mutual support for parents of chemically dependent children of
any age.
*INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
5400 East Avenue – West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 844-6400
About the Program:
Residential treatment program provides a supportive
environment so that the recovering chemically dependent client
can devote his/her energies to acquiring the skills, knowledge,
and insights about the disease of chemical dependency
necessary for a successful recovery.
COMPREHENSIVE INTERVENTION AND
RESEARCH CENTER
(561) 649-8787
About the Program:
Provides services in assisting children and families in the
behavioral intervention center. We provide parent training in
group therapy as well as individual therapy. The main center is
in Tallahassee and sixteen (16) other counties throughout
Florida.
COURT SERVICES, FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT *
205 N. Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
*CUSTODY EVALUATIONS
Central Courthouse
Juvenile Wing – Room 2.1100
(561) 355-2157 North, Central
(561) 355-1661 FAX
(561) 996-4800 Glades
Contact Person: Kay Jones
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About the Program:
Performs court-ordered custody evaluations for families in which custody
or visitation of the child/children is in dispute. Performs home studies for
independent adoptions.
*DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COORDINATOR
Central Courthouse
(561) 355-2154
Contact Person: Jeannie Hoban, LCSW
About the Program:
The Coordinator is responsible for the operation and coordination of
services of the Domestic Violence Division (Criminal Court) and the
Domestic Violence Intake Unit (Family/Civil). Acts as liaison for Court
Administration and the Judiciary and the Domestic Violence Council and
other community service providers. Assists with training court program
staff and the community on topics relevant to domestic violence.
*DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTAKE UNIT
Central Courthouse, Room 5.1127
(561) 355-4172 Central
(561) 274-1570 South
(561) 996-4897 Glades
(561) 992-1263 Glades FAX
(561) 355-4171 Central FAX
Hours of Operation: Mon. – Fri. 8am-4pm
Contact Person: Intake Specialists
About the Program:
The Intake Unit assists petitioners in preparing the paperwork for
restraining orders, guides petitioners through the court process and
provides them with information and referrals for services.
*DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BATTERERS INTERVENTION MONITORING
PROGRAM
Central Courthouse (561) 355-6316, 355-6319
(561) 355-3344 FAX
Contact Person: Eric Thompson
About the Program:
Tracks and monitors cases to ensure consistency and linkage to
appropriate services. Acts as liaison for the Domestic Violence Division
and the Batterer’s Intervention Programs. Monitors compliance of
defendants in Batterer’s Intervention Programs and reports to Domestic
Violence Division. Oversees the grant-funded In-Custody Batterers
Program for inmates.
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*ELDER JUSTICE CENTER
Central Courthouse (561) 355-4385
About the Program:
The Elder Justice Center was developed to remove barriers and
enhance linkages among older adults, the court system and medical,
social and legal services and to ensure that the elderly in this circuit are
granted a fair and reasonable voice in, and access to the courts. The
center provides services which include assistance in negotiating through
the courthouse, providing information and assistance in the legal
process, and identifying elders who may be at risk to ensure they receive
the assistance they need in the community.
*FAMILY CONNECTION
Central Courthouse(561) 355-2157
Contact Person: Don Erhardt
About the Program:
Supervises visitation or the exchange of children for visitation when there
is a concern for the safety and well being of children or if there are
concerns regarding domestic violence. Must be court ordered.
*FAMILY COURT SELF-HELP CENTER
Central Courthouse205 N. Dixie Highway Suite 2.2100
West Palm Beach, FL 33401(561) 355-4655
Legal services available Mon. – Wed., with no appointment necessary
(Cost $10).Appointments may be required on Thurs. and Fri. (Cost $25),
with walk-ins as time permits (Cost $10).CASH ONLY
About the Program:
Designed to help you help yourself in court. The center contains family
law forms and instructions to assist litigants interested in representing
themselves in court. Legal Aid Society provides on-site legal assistance
for those persons in need of information/assistance in completing the
forms.
*GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM
Central Courthouse, Suite 5.1130
(561) 930-5117 Toll-Free in Boca/Delray Area
(561) 996-4894 Glades
(561) 355-2773 West Palm Beach
Contact Person: Arlene Friedman
About the Program:
Trained volunteers represent the best interest of children in court and
before other agencies. The GAL conducts a thorough investigation on
behalf of the child, files a written report to court as to the child’s best
interests; recommending a course of action to be taken on behalf of the
child.
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*JUVENILE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MEDIATION PROGRAM
Contact Person: Laurie Pine Farber
About the Program:
A diversion program for families where domestic violence exists and the
abuse was committed by the child/teen against a family member.
*PRE-TRIAL SERVICES
Central Courthouse
Room 2.2400
(561) 355-6308
Contact Person: Deborah Crow
About the Program:
Offers pre-trial services such as SOR, County Court community services,
Municipality-based community services, drivers license assistance
program and court-based employment program.
CROSSROADS
Displaced Homemaker Program at Palm Beach Community College
Career and Technical Education
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461
(561) 868-3586
Contact Person: Bobbi Marsh
About the Program: Ongoing career redirection program to assist
women who are 35 years of age or older who have worked in the home,
providing unpaid household services for family members, are not
adequately employed, have had, or would have difficulty in securing
adequate employment, have been dependent upon the income of a
family member, but is no longer supported by such income, or have been
dependent on federal assistance. Builds self esteem, confidence; set
goals for future self reliance, and to access resources needed to follow
through on those goals.
DEPT. OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
(DCF)
(Formerly Dept. of Health & Rehabilitative Services – HRS)
111 Sapodilla Avenue, Room 309
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 837-5120
(800) 962-2873 ABUSE REGISTRY NUMBER
About the Program:
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Reporting agency for child abuse and neglect. Provides services
to children and families who have been abused and/or neglected
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including out of home care. Contacts with agencies to provide
services to these families, as well as subsidized child care
services.
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
(800) 622-5437
About the Program:
Investigates child support cases and requests court-ordered child
support for parents and children.
DESTINY BY CHOICE, INC *
Family & Community Services
P.O. Box 336
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525 SW 16 Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430
(561) 993-2377 Administrative Office
Email: [email protected] or
Web address: Destinybychoice.org
(561) 993-2380 FAX
Contact Person: Pastor J.R. Thicklin-Executive Director
About the Program:
Faith Based & Community Based Program providing Domestic
Violence Education and Support Groups to victims of domestic
violence using both conventional and faith based approach.
Individual and group counseling available in English, Spanish
and Creole. Providing Anger Management, Parenting Education
Classes for Women and a tailored Curriculum for Men.
Information and referral services for anyone in a situation of
domestic violence. After Business Hours assistance with filing
injunctions for protection, safety planning and police report
follow-up. Assist victims with referrals and other services.
Serving the entire Western Palm Beach County Community.
*ADVOCACY
Contact Person: Pastor J.R. Thicklin
About the Program:
Providing advocacy and professional trainings to clergy, schools,
civic organizations, law enforcement, healthcare institutions,
community leaders and organizations about the dynamics of
domestic, violence in the workplace, domestic violence &
pregnancy, and the Intergenerational Impact of Domestic
Violence on Children
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*YAVE – (YOUTH ANTI-VIOLENCE EDUCATION)
About the Program:
Youth Anti-Violence Education (YAVE) is a school-based/after school
based four to six session curriculum designed to address the many
issues in our society concerning violence that affects youth and teens
today. Areas of violence include domestic and dating violence, date
rape, sexual violence, childhood aggression, robbery and gang violence
including cultural and gender sensitivities, peer pressure and school
violence. Middle and high school students are the target audience and
recipients of a dynamic delivery & unconventional interactive sessions
making for an exciting opportunity for Peer Mediation Training and Our
Educational Drama Team advocating on the behalf of victims and the
promotion of healthy relationships. These individuals collectively work on
writing skits and plays that promote a healthy message and educate its
audiences through the art of performance.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT REHABILITATION
TREATMENT (DART)
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1417 10 Street
Lake Park, FL 33403
(561) 881-1411
185 East Indiantown Road
Suite 112
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 743-2797
Contact Person: William Smith, Ph.D.
About the program:
Works with the perpetrators of domestic violence. In addition to
receiving referrals from the Courts, D.A.R.T. also receives referrals from
physicians and attorneys. The work is done in group sessions with
individuals 17 years of age and older. The program lasts for 24 weeks.
Also drug and alcohol assessments, screening and psychological testing
available.
DRUG ABUSE FOUNDATION
(561) 278-0000 (561) 732-0800 North/Central Palm Beach County
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet site: http://www.dafpbc.org
Structured, therapeutic supervised 24 hour a day treatment program.
Provides case management, individual, group and family counseling.
The focus is on stabilization and being drug-free.
ALSO: Structured, therapeutic, intermediate treatment program offered
in a 4-6 month, halfway house setting. It offers a safe, structured, and
supportive living environment to chemically dependent men while they
work. The focus is on relapse prevention. ELIGIBILITY Men must be
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drug-free for at least 21 days and completed an intensive treatment.
Must be able to work, and be in need of supportive and supervised
housing.
Hours/Days: Every day / 24 hours
DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT ASSOCIATION
(DATA)
1016 North Clemons Street, Suite 406
Jupiter, FL 33477
(561) 743-1034
Contact Person: Pamela Middleton
About the Program:
Drug abuse treatment, prevention and education. Types of programs
are: outpatient (substance abuse problems), primary care (HIV testing,
education and prevention), Walter D. Kelly Residential Treatment Center
for adolescents (ages 13-17), and Youth Prevention Team (trained
youths helping at-risk youths). Several locations.
FAIR OAKS PAVILLION *
5440 Linton Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL 33484
(561) 495-3737 South
(800) 435-7546 All other areas
About the program:
Treats people suffering from psychiatric disturbance. The program
focuses its treatment on psychological, emotional and social causes of
psychiatric disabilities, in a group setting.
*ADULT ADDICTIONS UNIT PROGRAM
An intervention and detoxification program for adults suffering from drug
or alcohol abuse.
*GERO PSYCHIATRIC UNIT
For elderly with psychiatric symptoms.
FAITH FARM MINISTRIES
9538 Highway 441
Boynton Beach, FL 33437
(561) 737-2222
(561) 735-0227 FAX
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet site: http://www.faithfarm.org
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About the Program:
Provides a Christian home and services to indigent male and
female substance abusers. Services include meals and clothing,
Christian services and Christian counseling. Length of stay
averages 6 months to one year. Other facilities located in Ft.
Lauderdale and Okeechobee. Offers a halfway house for
graduates: $65/week includes clothing and meals.
FAMILY ALTERNATIVES/COUNSELING &
TREATMENT SERVICES (FACTS)
3175 S. Congress Avenue
Suite 106
Lake Worth, FL 33461
(561) 968-2370
(561) 967-4543 FAX
Contact Person: Georgette Phillips, L.C.S.W.
About the Program:
Batterers’ intervention program; separate groups for men and women.
Substance abuse, anger management, mental health counseling, DUI,
domestic abuse services and employee assistance programs. All
outpatients.
FAMILY HEALTH COUNSELING CENTER, INC.
(FHCC)
2677 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 102
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 433-0123
(561) 967-3484 FAX
E-mail Address: [email protected]
WWW.FHCC.ORG
Hours of Operation: M-Th 9am-10pm, Fr 9am-5pm,
Sat 9am-1pm
Contact Person: Darlene Silvernail, Ph.D., CAP, LMHC
About the Program:
Batterer’s intervention program; separate groups for men, women and
adolescents. Private Mental Health practitioner. Offers counseling for
substance abuse, co-dependency, adolescent/family counseling, anger
management, DUI, EAP services, I.P.N., law enforcement personnel,
women’s issues and relapse prevention groups. Support Therapy
groups also offered regarding co-dependency issues, care taking, selfesteem, assertiveness skills, stress reduction, and anger management.
DCF licensed for adolescent groups.
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FAMILY SAFETY LEARNING CENTER (DCF)
111 S. Sapodilla Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 837-5662
(561) 837-5661 FAX
Hours of Operation: Mon. – Fri. 8am-5pm
Email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Gordon Levy
About the Program:
Provides on-going, domestic violence training for DCF staff, local
agencies, professionals and paraprofessionals.
FARMWORKER COORDINATING COUNCIL
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1010 10 Avenue N., Suite 1
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 533-7227
(800) 727-6224
Hours: M – F 9am-5pm
(561) 533-6099 FAX
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Corinne Danielson, Executive Director
About the Program:
Provides social and human services to migrant and seasonal
farm workers. Programs offered: Emergency Services –
clothing, food, household items; financial assistance with rent,
utilities, travel, food and medicine; transportation and
interpretation to medical, social services, and INS appointments;
Case Management to farm worker families; education programs
targeted to the needs of the farm worker community; referrals
and advocacy to crime victims and those in need of vocational
rehabilitation; special events include Thanksgiving, Christmas,
and Back to School donation drives and festivities. English and
Spanish. No fees charges.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)
505 S. Flagler Drive
Suite 500
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 833-7517
(561) 833-7970 FAX
Contact Person: Twiler V. Smith, MSW, Victim Specialist
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FERN HOUSE
(561) 471-0430
(561) 471-9785 FAX
Internet site: http://www.fernhouse.org
About the Program:
Halfway house for men with alcohol/drug problems. Recommends a six
month commitment. Hours/Days: Administration: Monday-Friday,9 am5 pm. Eligibility Requirements Male with alcohol/drug problem.
Languages: English.
FLORIDA ABUSE HOTLINE
Tallahassee, FL
(800) 962-2873 (800-96-ABUSE)
About the Program:
Takes reports of abuse and neglect (children and adults) from throughout
Florida. If the “complaint” is legally abuse or neglect, the program
contacts the local office of DCF, which sends out an investigator within
24 hours. Will give some information to provide insight on abuse. Will
let caller know if the “complaint” is actually abuse.
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY POLICE
DEPARTMENT Victim Services
777 Glades Road Building 69
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 297-0500
(561) 297-0501 (fax)
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Angie Gifford
About the Program:
Victim Services provides crisis intervention, emotional support,
option evaluation and referrals. Services are available 24 hours a
day/ seven days a week to students, faculty, staff and campus
visitors. A police report is not necessary to receive services.
FLORIDA COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
(FCADV)
308 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 425-2749
(800) 621-4204 TDD
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(800) 500-1119 Hotline
Contact Person: Tiffany Carr
About the Program:
Domestic violence hotline in which callers can talk directly to counselors
or request general information on domestic violence programs. The
hotline also has information on local and statewide events.
FLORIDA FAMILY CARE, INC.
350 Camino Gardens Boulevard
400 S. Federal Highway
Suite 301
Suite 405
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
(561) 447-9121
(561) 733-2373
Other locations for groups in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach offered.
Batterer’s Intervention Program, Anger Mgmt., mental health evaluations,
assessments, counseling, substance abuse evaluations, parenting.
FLORIDA KID CARE
1-888-540-5437
www.parentingedcenter.org
About the Program
Offers health insurance for uninsured children, between the ages of
newborn through 18, who live in the state of Florida.
FLORIDA RESOURCE CENTER FOR WOMEN AND
CHILDREN, INC.
1923 Broadway
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
8am-8pm Mon-Sat.
(561) 848-8383
(561) 848-1255 Fax
141 S. Main Street – Ste. 101
Contact Person: Shandra Dawkins, Executive Director
Belle Glade, FL 33430
8am-8pm Mon-Sat.
(561) 996-0390
24 hour pager coverage, seven days a week
About the Program:
Provides support services to battered women and children, including
safe emergency shelter, individual and group counseling, support
groups, case management, Homeward Bound program; attorney and
para-legal on site; children’s (aged 3-18) individual and group
counseling, support groups, teen anti-violence task force, community
education and professional trainings.
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FLORIDA SHERIFF’S YOUTH RANCH
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5200 N.W. 33 Avenue - Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954)486-5992
Contact Person: Linda Weinman
About the Program:
Provides long-term residential placement for neglected, troubled,
unsupervised, or dependent youth, age 8-17. Services include
structured group care residences, which provide counseling services for
both the child and parent. Children who have been adjudicated
delinquent, have severe emotional or health problems, or are mentally
handicapped are not eligible for placement. Parent participation is
required. Parents may contact the program directly to obtain an
application.
45TH STREET MENTAL HEALTH CENTER, INC.
(Refer to Oakwood Center)
GIRLS AND BOYS TOWN FAMILY CENTERED
SERVICES *
3111 South Dixie Highway, Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 366-9400
Contact Person: Amy Elofson
About the Program:
Provides a variety of services for children and families, primarily
those involving parent/child relationships.
*FAMILY PRESERVATION SERVICES
About the Program:
Intensive (up to 20 hours/week), short term (6-8 weeks), in-home
treatment for families who have a child at risk of placement
outside the home. Emphasis is on parental education and skill
development. Follow-up services included. Self-referral for
families with children attending school at Boca Raton Elementary
or Boca Middle School.
GRATITUDE HOUSE*
317 N. Lakeside Court
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 832-4097
Contact Person: Lissie Seneway
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About the Program:
Residential facility for female alcoholics and drug abusers offering
counseling and treatment services. Also offers a ninety-day treatment
and counseling program for women in the daytime. Pregnant women,
age 18 or older, can receive treatment in either residential or day
treatment program.
*HIBISCUS HAVEN
About the Program:
Safe residence for chemical dependent women afflicted with HIV/AIDS
disease. 3-6 month Day Treatment Program.
*Both programs offer child residential placement for newborns and
siblings at Child’s Home at HomeSafe. Services included twice-daily
visits and parenting classes.
HAITIAN CENTER FOR FAMILY SERVICES, INC.
2715 Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 366-8003
Contact Person: Robert Arrieux
About the Program:
Aims to meet the basic needs of the Haitian community. Services
include: translation/interpretation; emergency assistance and
counseling; job and legal referrals; parenting classes for parent charged
with child abuse and neglect; psychological counseling and evaluation;
limited home visits and case management.
Languages: English, Creole and French
HANLEY HAZELDEN CENTER *
5200 East Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 841-1000 North/Central Palm Beach County
(561) 841-1265 Direct Family Program
(800) 444-7008 All other areas
Internet Site: http://www.hazelden.org
About the Program:
Designed for those who are concerned about the alcohol and/or drug
abuse of a loved one or friend. Individuals learn about chemical
dependency and how they are involved in the addictive process. This is
a 3-day program which is provided on a residential or non-residential
basis. Also available is an evening family program. Aftercare is
provided for 6 months. FEES $655.00 residential; $510.00 non-
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residential. One member of the family included in the fee for client in
treatment. $509.00 for evening out patient and family program.
*DAY TREATMENT PROGRAM
Low-cost, high-quality program based on 12 steps of A.A. Patients
participate in group and individual therapy, lectures, recreational
activities and aftercare. The program is designed for clients with a stable
home environment. The program is flexible and looks at the individual
needs of the patient. Treatment delivered by multidisciplinary treatment
team.
For adults 18 or older; outpatient detoxification not available. $366.00.
HAVEN, INC. (THE)
Therapeutic Program
21441 Boca Rio Road
Boca Raton, FL 33433
(561) 732-1604 Central
(561) 483-0962 South
Contact Person: Carol Clinton
About the Program:
Group home offering comprehensive individual, group and family therapy
to adolescents 11-18 years old. Program accepts DCF referrals. A longterm residential program.
HEAD START PROGRAM, PALM BEACH COUNTY
3323 Belvedere Road
Building 501-B
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 233-1600
Contact Person: Dr. Carmen Nicholas
About the Program:
Comprehensive full year/full day child development program for 3-4 year
olds. The mission of the program is to develop/enhance the social,
emotional, health, nutritional, and psychological needs of children from
economically disadvantaged families.
HEALTH SOLUTION CENTER *
1500 –BN. W. Avenue L.
Belle Glade, FL 33430
(561) 992-1667
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About the Programs:
*NAT KAHN CENTER FOR CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
Individual, group, family, play and art therapy. Psychiatric evaluations
and case management. Domestic violence prevention, parent support
and training groups. School and home on-site services for children and
families.
*POSITIVELY SPEAKING COUNSELING CENTER
Provides individual, couple, and family therapy to assist in enhancing like
skills. Also has domestic violence support groups for men and women.
HEALTHY MOTHERS/HEALTHY BABIES COALITION OF
PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC.
211 S. Federal Highway #15
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
(561) 732-2110
7 area locations
(561) 930-8282 Help Them Thrive Birth to Five Hotline
Contact Person: Cathy Cohn
About the Program:
To help women find and enter pre-natal care and social services.
Childbirth classes available throughout the community.
HISPANIC HUMAN RESOURCES COUNCIL, INC. *
1427 S. Congress Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 641-7400
About the Program:
*INTERPRETER/TRANSLATION SERVICE
Provides interpreting and translation services to individuals and public
and private sector programs. Service provided on an as-needed basis.
*CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER/HEADSTART
2727 Georgia Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 655-1125
About the Program:
Provides childcare services for infants and preschoolers.
*NEW PINES CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
1427 S. Congress Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 968-2147
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About the Program:
Provides childcare services for infants and preschoolers.
HOSPICE & HOMECARE BY THE SEA (WPB)
(561) 395-5031
(800) 392-3188 Direct Referral Line
(561) 393-7137 FAX
E-Mail: [email protected]
Internet Site: http://hospicebytheseafl.org
About the Program:
Provides R.N. services, nurses aides, social work, clergy and volunteer
services for patients in the final stage of life and to their families.
Includes pain and other symptom management and bereavement followup for the family. Additional bereavement services also offered.
HUGS FOR KIDS
(561) 848-8050
About the Program:
Assists families who may need support with developing a plan to address
challenges such as communication, child development, safety and
security, parent education, etc. In-home services.
JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE OF PALM
BEACH COUNTY, INC. *
4605 Community Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
(561) 684-1991
(561) 684-5366 FAX
Hours of Operation: Mon., Tues., Thurs., 8:30am – 8:30pm
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Contact Person: Neil P. Newstein, LCSW
About the Program:
Dedicated to strengthening family life in the community. JFCS offers a
wide range of programs, including counseling, case management, elder
connection, and in-home respite services for person of all ages.
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*BABETTE & BENEDICT ROSENBERG DOMESTIC ABUSE JEWISH
OUTREACH AND SUPPORT PROGRAM
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Contact Person: Marlene Spitz
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About the Program:
Provides support services, professional counseling, group therapy and
educational programs focusing specifically on issues related to domestic
abuse in the Jewish community. Individual counseling available.
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE, RUTH RALES
21300 Ruth & Baron Coleman Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33428
(561) 852-3333
Contact Person: Jacqueline Faffer, DSW
About the Program:
Our goal is to strengthen and preserve family life and to help children
and adults of all ages develop and maintain their maximum human
potential. To this end we offer counseling, care management, Foster
Family Kosher Food Pantry, a chaplainry program and a variety of
volunteer services. We also offer many groups such as Life After
Divorce, Bereavement, Caretakers, Men’s and Women’s Groups,
Interpersonal Groups and Domestic Violence Groups. Ruth Rales
Jewish Family Service is accredited by the Council of Accreditation of
Services for Families and Children, Inc.
LAKE WORTH COUNSELING CENTER, LLC
416 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 547-0303
(561) 547-0050 FAX
Hours of Operation: Call for dates and times of classes
About the Program:
LLC offers anger management, Batterer’s Intervention Program,
Substance Abuse Evaluation & Treatment, psychological evaluations &
assessments, individual & family counseling, men’s and women’s
groups, VA drug testing, Spanish and English groups.
LATIN AMERICAN IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE
ORGANIZATION, INC (LAIRO)
4623 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 108-2
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
(561) 996-4515 (answering machine after hours)
(561) 966-4660 FAX
Hours: M – F 10a – 7p Sat. by appt.
Contact Person: Clemencia Ortiz, MA
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About the Program:
Seeks to enhance the lives of low income Latin American Immigrant
families by developing and implementing programs and services to meet
their needs. Programs include: Children’s Education Fund, Empowering
Latino Families, HIV/AIDS Counseling, Latino Women and Breast
Cancer Prevention Education.
LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC. *
423 Fern Street
Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 655-8944 Central/North
(561) 655-5269 FAX
(561) 278-1944 South
Hours of Operation: 9am – 5pm Daily
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
Contact Person: Jorge Anton, Esq.; Kathryn Oleksy, Esq.
About the Program:
Provides free legal services in civil matters to disadvantaged, children,
adults and elderly residing in Palm Beach County, through the following
programs:
*FAMILY LAW PROJECT (serving indigent families and individuals).
Provides services in dissolution of marriage (divorce) matters to victims
of domestic violence or where child custody is at issue. This project also
provides services to individuals seeking assistance with adoption, child
support, and visitation.
*DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECT (serving victims of domestic
violence and their families). Provides legal representation for victims of
abuse at domestic violence hearings and where appropriate in divorce or
separation matters.
*HOMELESS ADVOCACY PROJECT (serving homeless or potentially
homeless families). Helps homeless or potentially homeless children
and their families obtain free legal services to help them increase selfsufficiency and family stability. Outreach to homeless shelters and
housing facilities is also handled by this project.
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LET’S GROW TOGETHER, INC.
33 South East First Avenue, Suite 101
Delray Beach, FL 33444
(561) 279-2080
(561) 279-2898 FAX
Contact Person: Gloria C. Richardson, LMHC
About the Program:
Adolescent groups, anger management, Batterer Intervention Program,
drug & alcohol intervention, English groups, men’s & women’s groups,
random drug testing, individual & family counseling, stress management.
MADD (MOTHER’S AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING)
1489 N. Military Trail
Suite 207
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
(561) 683-5888
(561) 689-1874 FAX
Email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Carlyn Hagler
About the Program:
Assist victims and survivors involved in DUI crashes. Bereavement
support groups and court accompaniment.
MIGRANT ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH FLORIDA
8645 W. Boynton Beach Blvd.
Boynton Beach, FL 33432
(561) 737-6336 ext. 116
(561) 737-9232 FAX
E-mail: www.MASF.org
or
www.CARIDAD.org
Contact Person: Alina Casas Brizzard, Director
About the Program:
Program Caridad Health Clinic, providing advocacy and health services.
MIRACLE’S CLUB (THE)
770 S. military Trail, Ste J
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
(561) 471-9116 (phone & FAX)
Email: themiraclesclub.com
11am – 10pm, 7 days a week
Contact Person: Mary Sabatine
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About the Program:
A non-profit organization providing space for twelve-step recovery
meetings, health and educational programs for the recovery community
and recreational activities for individuals, families, and groups.
MULTILINGUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY CENTERS, INC.
2247 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Ste. 106
P.O. Box 17069
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-7069
(561) 712-8821
(561) 712-8070 FAX
NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED
CHILDREN/FLORIDA BRANCH (FORMERLY “THE ADAM
WALSH RESOURCE CENTER”)
9176 Alternate A1A, Suite 100
Lake Park, FL 33403
(561) 848-1990 (24 hours a day)
(800) THE-LOST (National Hotline)
Contact Person: Nancy McBride
About the Program:
Our programs are aimed at helping find missing children, preventing the
abduction and molestation of children, and affecting positive changes in
the systems that serve children. NCMEC/FL provides case assistance to
families of missing and exploited children; educates families, schools and
communities on how to protect children from becoming potential targets
of victimization through awareness and safety programs; monitors
legislation in the State of Florida and acts as a training resource for law
enforcement, child caregivers, teachers, and other social service
professionals.
NEW OPTIONS OF ROYAL PALM BEACH
1402 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Suite 400-B
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 790-3200
(561) 790-4545 FAX
Contact Persons: Connie Ingram, LMHC; Beth Sapp
About the Program:
A program that offers Batterers’ Intervention; Anger Management and
Substance Abuse groups for adults (men and women) and adolescents.
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Victim support groups are also offered as well as psychological testing
and individual counseling.
NOAH DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION *
601 Covenant Drive
Belle Glade, FL 33430
(561) 996-2300
Contact Person: Glades Givens-Barber
About the Program:
*BUILDING BLOCKS INFANT/FAMILY CENTER
Provides prenatal education to pregnant women of all ages. Parenting
education to all parents in the community.
OAKWOOD CENTER OF THE PALM BEACHES, INC.
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1041 45 Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 844-9741 8AM-5PM
(561)844-5000 5PM-8AM Emergency
(561) 383-8000
Contact Person: Terry H. Allen
About the Program:
Provides a full range of mental health services, including: screening,
emergency room, short-term psychiatric treatment, supervised
residence, and case management. Each client is assigned to a case
manager or therapist who coordinates the assessment, service planning
referral, and monitoring of the client’s progress and needs. The Center
is a designated Baker Act Receiving Facility for involuntary evaluations.
Specialized services are provided for geriatric, adolescent, and chronic
populations, including liaison and aftercare for patients of South Florida
State Hospital. Access to all services is through the Emergency
Screening Service.
NOTE – This agency covers geographic areas north of Southern Blvd. In
West Palm Beach as far north as the Martin County line and as far west
as the western suburbs. See South County Mental Health Center for
areas south of Southern Blvd. And Western Palm Beach County Mental
Health Clinic for areas in the Glades.
OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL *
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1515 n. Flagler Drive, 9 floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 837-5000
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*DIVISION OF VICTIM SERVICES
Contact Person: Barbara McCann
About the Program:
Appellate advocacy, agency assistance with Crime
Compensation Trust Fund; liaison between local programs and
state agency.
PALM BEACH COUNTY ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL
7100 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 233-1200
(561) 233-1234 FAX
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Lt. Gina DePace
About the Program:
Will place at-risk animals in foster homes.
PALM BEACH COUNTY PARENTING EDUCATION
CENTER
(561) 655-1010 ext. 333
Contact Person: Karen Stebler, Manager
About the Program
Provides parenting education classes. Classes are broken up into age
appropriate groups. Parent educators are certified through the National
Council on Family Relations. Classes are provided in English, Spanish
and Creole. Classes can be scheduled for different geographical areas
making attendance less difficult.
PALM BEACH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE *
3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 688-3977 FAX
Contact Persons:
Lt. Douglas Reece
(561) 688-3971
Email: [email protected]
Sgt. Scott Shoemaker, Supervisor
(561) 688-4162
About the Programs:
Agency has installed Domestic Violence and Victim/Witness Units to
assist victims. Has a specially trained unit (DART) of responding officers
who handle domestic violence investigations and implemented a
Domestic Violence Internet Program. The volunteer domestic advisor
program assists victims via telephone while officer is at the scene.
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Specially trained advocates assist all victims of crime for issues such as
Victim Compensation, inmate release notification (VINE), referrals, safety
planning and witness protection.
*VICTIM/WITNESS COORDINATORS:
Mary Lou Tringali
(561) 688-3978
Lisa Harrell
(561) 688-3974
From Southern P.B. Co.
(561)278-2644 x3974, x4195
From Western P.B. Co.
(561) 992-4800
About the Program:
Assists victims of crime by providing information regarding their case,
their rights as a victim, Victim Compensation and a variety of other
relevant topics, as well as offering referrals to appropriate
providers/agencies. This program also notifies victims of the impending
release of county sentenced defendants.
*V.I.N.E. (Victim Information Notification Everyday)
(877) 727-6846
About the program:
A toll-free automated inmate and notification service available 24/7
through the Florida Department of Corrections. Victims can receive an
inmate’s current location and tentative release date. Victims may also
register to receive an automated notification when an inmate is released,
transferred, escapes, is placed in a work release facility, transferred to
another jurisdiction, returned to the Department’s custody, or dies while
in custody. The VINE system is anonymous and confidential.
*DART (DOMESTIC ABUSE RESPONSE TEAM)
Contact Person: Det. Dale Fox (561) 688-3975
Domestic Violence (561) 688-3975
Stacey Scott (561) 688-3972
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Marla Galindez, Victim Advocate (561) 688-4195
Hours of Operation: 8am – 5pm
About the Program:
Coordinate Domestic Abuse Response between deputies, State
Attorney’s Office, and various social service agencies to link victims with
resources available. Encouraging proactive law enforcement response.
Providing assistance to families in distress in the community.
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PANDA (HSRC) (Belle Glade)
(561) 992-1377 or (561) 992-1375
(561) 992-1376 FAX
About the Program:
Provides residential substance abuse treatment for pregnant, postpartum and women with young children. Minimum 90-day length of stay.
Family education, vocational and educational counseling, case
management and intervention servi ces. Some clients will be required to
spend a minimum of 24 hours in observation or detoxification based on
assessment recommendations. Clients requiring psychiatric treatment for
dual diagnosed conditions are eligible. Priority is given to pregnant
women and female IV drug users.
PARENT-CHILD CENTER, INC. *
4802 East Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 844-3531
(561) 844-3577 FAX
Contact Person: Kerry Lake, Victim Liaison
About the Program:
*FAMILY VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAM
Program provides innovative services for batterers, and juvenile
offenders of domestic violence.
*CHOICES
Domestic Violence Intervention Program for Adolescents
(561) 841-3500 x33
Contact Person: Calvin Phillips, BSW
About the Program:
Psycho-educational program for youth who utilize violence as their
primary strategy for dealing with anger and conflict. Family nights held
monthly.
*BATTERERS INTERVENTION PROGRAM
Domestic Violence Intervention Program for Adults
(561) 841-3500 ext. 33
About the Program:
Batterers intervention program for adult male batterers and female
perpetrators of domestic violence. Agency handles court ordered
counseling. Day and evening group hours available. Groups available in
West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach.
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PET SAFE, INC.
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15390 82 Lane
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
(561) 841-3500 ext. 23
(561) 793-2314 FAX
E-mail: www.Petsafe.org
Contact Person: Shari Boragine
About the Program:
Via referral from shelters and agency animal services. No direct calls
from victims.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE PALM BEACH AND
TREASURE COAST AREA, INC. *
5312 Broadway, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 848-0777 or
4889 Lake Worth Road, Suite 109, Lake Worth, FL 33463
(561) 641-0300
Contact Person: Lillian Tamawo
About the Program:
Well woman gynecological health care (including pap tests). All methods
of birth control. Exam Required. Pregnancy testing ($10 - $5 for teens).
Emergency contraception (morning after pill). HIV and STD testing for
women and med. Menopausal services. Vasectomies. Child birth
education classes. Sex education and related subjects presented to
community organizations.
*TEEN TIME
(561) 848-6402
Contact Person: Villi Ouma
About the Program:
GYN Exam, STD testing, counseling, and one-year supply of birth
control for $15. Teen sexual rap groups, and parents of teens
information.
PROTECTION ORDER SERVICE INFORMATION
PALM BEACH SHERIFF’S OFFICE
P.O Box 24681 – West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4681
(561) 355-4610
COURT SERVICES BUREAU
(561) 355-2143 fax
Contact Person: Susan De Moye
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About the Program:
Provides information on injunctions for protection (restraining orders) to
verify whether respondent has been served.
PUBLIC HEALTH UNIT, PALM BEACH COUNTY*
*MEDICAL CARE CLINIC
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1150 45 Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 514-5300
*HEALTH CENTER
1250 Southwinds Drive –Lantana, FL 33462 – (561) 547-6800
About the Program:
Comprehensive public health center with a variety of services to eligible
individuals and families. A person must receive Health Care District
clearance in order to receive free services. Additional medical services
include AIDS, dental, immunization, pediatrics, STD’s WIC/nutritional
services. Also available is a Prepaid Health Plan (see as separate
program).
*PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION/WIC
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1150 45 Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 514-5380
About the Program:
This is the administrative unit, which supervises pubic health nutrition
programs and the WIC program. The WIC program is available through
all public health centers and is listed under “WIC”.
*ANONYMOUS AIDS SCREENING & INFORMATION
West Palm Beach (561) 882-3222
About the Program:
Contact point for making appointments for anonymous AIDS testing.
Information about AIDS, HIV infection and other related issues.
FYI: Many of the Public Health Units provide both “confidential” and
“anonymous” HIV tests. However, to schedule and appointment at the
location closest to caller, you must schedule it through this number.
SAFE HARBOR RUNAWAY SHELTER/PROJECT SAFE
PLACE
(561) 833-2400 North/Central
(561) 833-1701
About the Program:
The only runaway shelter in Palm Beach County. You ages 10-17 can
access help by going to any Safe Place site in the county such as local
fire stations, Domino’s Pizza, hospitals, etc. Child must come voluntarily.
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Shelter provides food, shelter, clothing and counseling. Not appropriate
for those with drug/alcohol dependency, severe mental health problems
or those adjudicated delinquent or dependent.
SAFETY NET (See CHILDREN’S PLACE AT HOMESAFE)
SOUTH COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
INTENSIVE CRISIS INTERVENTION PROGRAM (ICIP)
(561) 279-4047
Contact Person: John Garbarino
About the Program:
The ICIP program provides in-home counseling services for children,
youth and their families involved with the Department of Juvenile Justice.
A therapist visit the youth’s home two to three times a week for six
consecutive weeks to address the client and family issues. If the
therapist determines the need for continued counseling in the home
setting, the client and family will be referred to a program that provides
long term services.
STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE *
Barry E. Krischer, State Atty.
401 N. Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 355-7100
About the Program:
*DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ELIMINATION PROGRAM (DOVE)
(561) 355-7433
Contact Person: Bernadette Rylee
Program provides advocacy for victims of domestic violence and their
children throughout the criminal justice process. Assistance includes,
but is not limited to court accompaniment, notification of hearings, free
911 cell phones, assistance in completing Crime Compensation
applications, safety planning and referrals to social services.
*SAFETY NET PROGRAM
(561) 433-0060
Contact Person: Marlene Rivera
Collaborative program with the State Attorney’s Office and Children’s
Place at Home Safe provides crisis intervention, therapy and educational
groups for victims and their children who have experienced domestic
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violence in their home. Child care is provided. Services are available in
English and in Spanish.
*RIVIERA BEACH COMMUNITY PROSECUTION PROGRAM
(561) 840-4521
Contact Person: Grace Diez- Arguelles
Program provides advocacy for all victims of crime in the City of Riviera
Beach. Outreach includes involvement with schools, law enforcement,
businesses and social services within the City.
*DON’T SHAKE THE BABY PROGRAM
(561) 355-7433
Contact Person: Barbara Ullman
Program provides increased public awareness of the damage that can
be done and is being done today when parents, babysitters and
caretakers unknowingly shake a baby.
*CANINE THERAPY FOR CHILDREN (CATCH)
(561) 355-7433
Contact Person: Lois Messer
Program provides certified therapy dogs to be with child victims
throughout the criminal justice process.
TREASURE COAST HEALTH COUNCIL, INC.
4152 W. Blue Heron Blvd., Suite #229, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
561-844-4220 ext 22
561-844-8997 Fax
Contact Person: Sara-Ellen Blake
About the Program:
Provides Advocacy and health planning.
VICKER’S HOUSE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER
811 Palm Beach Lake Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33402
561-835-7030
561-835-7150
Contact Person: Lela Jordon, Community Resource Coordinator
About the Program:
Provides individuals with information on jobs, training shelters, child care,
food programs, emergency assistance, literacy, transportation, special
needs and assistance in a one-stop assistance center. Family Day is
designed to provide information regarding pre-natal care and daily living
skills. Job Day invites a different business every week to provide
information about positions and applications for clients. Senior Day
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includes case management for Medical waiver and assisted listing
waiver. Screening is done to assist with daycare, respite homemaker,
personal care, home delivered meals, companionship, and emergency
alert response systems. Transportation can also be provided to doctors,
shopping, adult daycare and congregate meals. Bags of groceries are
given to seniors who are indigent and over age 60.
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Palm Beach County Judicial Center 5 Floor
205 N. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 355-2418 Central Program
24-HOUR HOTLINE: (561) 833-7273
Contact Persons: Nancy Dixon, Director;
Sandy Duncan, Sr. Program Coordinator
Additional Locations:
*Glades County Building
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2979 State Road 15, 2 Floor
Belle Glade, FL 33430
(561) 996-1647
*North County Courthouse
3188 PGA Blvd., Suite 214-I
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561)624-6648
*South County Courthouse
200 W. Atlantic Avenue, Suite 120
Delray Beach, FL 33444
(561) 274-1500
*Crisi s Unit
3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 833-7273, Night and Weekends
About the Program:
Offers free 24-hour crisis intervention, accompaniment during medical
rape exams and investigative interviews. We also provide supportive
counseling and therapy for all victims of violent crime. Includes
advocacy, individual and group therapy, referral to safe shelter, strategic
safety planning, referrals for Legal Aid, court accompaniment,
information for filing protection orders and criminal justice system
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information. Assistance is also provided for obtaining food, housing,
financial and filing Victim Compensation Claims. Professional training is
available for law enforcement, other professionals and the general
public.
VIOLENCE ALTERNATIVES OF ROYAL PALM BEACH
11440 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 216 Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561)790-3200
Contact Person: Connie Ingram, LMHC & Don Wicklman, D.Min.
About the Program:
Services include: victim support groups, victim therapy groups, play
therapy for children, communication workshops, parenting groups,
developmental issue workshops, psychological testing, assertiveness
training, anger management, community resource network, and
individual counseling. DCF certified substance abuse counseling and
batterer’s intervention programs, both in English and Spanish.
WAYSIDE HOUSE
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378 N.E. 6 Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33483
(561) 278-0055 South
(561) 732-5511 North/Central
Contact Person: Carolyn Tardiff
About the Program:
Residential alcohol and drug treatment for women 18 and over.
YWCA OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, INC. *
2200 North Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
(561) 640-0050 Central County
(561) 640-9844 (24 Hour Hotline)
(561) 993-2204 (Harmony House West)
(800) 973-YWCA
email: [email protected]
*HARMONY HOUSE, MARY RUBLOFF
(561) 640-9844 (24hr Shelter Hotline)
Contact Person: Liz Foxall, LCSW
About the Program:
A safe refuge for victims and their children. Case management, safety
planning/education, individual/group counseling, parenting classes, legal
assistance, information/referral, support services for abused women and
children. Teen/dating violence intervention program. Hotel program, cell
phone project, and Victim Compensation Claim assistance. Community
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education and professional training. Counseling and outreach services
for victims whose batterers are enrolled in batterer intervention
Programs.
*OUTREACH SERVICES
Individual Counseling; Available to women and their children who are or
may have been a victim of domestic violence.
*WIT (Women in Transition) Support Group
A nonresidential support group.
SuperKids Children’s (Nonresidential) Support Group
N.E.S. Spanish Support Group (women and children)
*HARMONY HOUSE WEST TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM
Provides transitional housing for homeless victims of domestic violence
and recovering substance abusers and their children. Case
management, mental house evaluation, individual/group therapy to assist
families to become self-sufficient.
*ADT “AWARE” PENDANT PERSONAL ALARM PROGRAM
A dual alarm system installed in the victim’s home to provide safety from
the abuser.
YOUTH AFFAIRS, PALM BEACH COUNTY DIVISION OF
HIGH RIDGE FAMILY CENTER
4200 North Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 840-4540
About the Program:
Residential program for at-risk adolescents age 11 – 15 years. Youth
reside at the Center from Mon. – Fri. for three months. Parents/guardians
must actively participate in the program.
YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU
(561) 233-0300 Central
(561) 276-1340 South
(561) 845-4450 North
(561) 996-4832 Western
About the Program:
Helping youth and families. Provides professional counseling, short-term
intervention, family referral service, parental skill education, advocacy,
and outreach into the community and home.
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