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Social Service Programs

Hurricane Season begins June 1st. If you or someone you know needs to be registered for Broward County's Special Needs Shleter including transportation to the special needs shelter or Red Cross Shelter during hurricane evacuation, pre-registration is required. Please call Broward County Hurricane Preparedness at (954) 357-6385. Please read the flyer for information on special needs shelter, volunteering for hurricane season, and information on the Vulnerable Population Registery (for those who elect to stay home in the event of a hurricane or other disaster AND are at risk due to a disability, frailty or health issues).

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All Social Service programs and groups are located at the Tamarac Community Center (TCC), 8601 W. Commercial Blvd. unless noted otherwise. Call the Information and Referral line at (954) 597-3642 for more information on social service programs that may be available in Broward County.

View the Social Services Programs Flyer for a printable version of all City of Tamarac's Social Services groups and programs. We also publish a monthly newsletter for your convenience.

To become a Volunteer with the City of Tamarac, please contact, 954-597-3642.

Social Services Programs/Groups

Caregiver Support Group
Are you a full time caregiver for someone over the age of 60? Do you feel stressed out and overwhelmed? Meet others who share similar experiences caring for a loved one. In partnership with Jewish Family Services. Please call Susan Panzer at Jewish Family Services for FREE respite for your loved ones so you can attend this meeting at 954-370-2140.
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 10:30 a.m. 

Financial Counseling: Do you need to learn how to manage your finances?
Learn how to budget or use online banking during your one on one counseling session with a financial specialist. Also get assistance with applying for federal programs such as Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Cash Assistance. Free for Tamarac residents. Please call 954-720-2485 to set up your free sessions. By appointment only. A partnership with Monarchcare Inc., a non-profit social services agency. 

Free Spanish Counseling- Consejería en Espanol
Para adultos que viven en Tamarac.
Sesiones conducidas por licencia terapeuta
Por favor llame at Alex Pineda 954-864-4552 para hacer una cita 

Bereavement Support Group
When: Every Monday, 10:30 – 11:30 am 

Center for Communications-Free Amplified Phone
Provides amplified phones and TDDs free of charge to residents of the State of Florida who are deaf and/or hard of hearing. Please call Social Services at 954-597-3642 for information.
When: Days vary (no sessions in June, September or November 2014). Scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to Noon as follows for the remainder of 2014:   

  • October 1, 2014
  • December 3, 2014

Eye Screenings
Please call (954) 597-3642 to schedule an appointment.

Free 911 Cell Phones for Seniors
2nd Monday of each month at 9:00 am. Call (954) 597-3642 to set up an appointment. Donations of cell phones are accepted.

Free Eyeglass Repair Program
When: Tuesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Please note that the Eyeglass Repair Program will be on hiatus for the month of August 2014.

Hearing Screenings
When: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 9:00 - 10:45 am. Please note that the monthly Hearing Screenings will be suspended during the summer months of June-September 2014 and the service will return in October.

Senior Social
Join us for bagels and coffee and an educational lecture.
When: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 11:00 am

For the month of September 2014, we will also offer Betty's Lunch & Learn. This special lunch series meets every Thursday in September (4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th). Advance registration is required and space is limited to the first 50 registrants. "The Law of Attraction Changes Lives"...Learn how to make it work for you. Register by calling (954) 597-3620 or (954) 597-3637. Lunch provided weekly.

SHINE Counselor
Serving Health Insurance Needs for the Elderly. Questions regarding your Medicare/Medicaid Insurance? Call the Area Agency on Aging and Disability resource Center to speak to a SHINE counselor: (954) 745-9779.

Veteran's Advisor
When: Friday, 8:00 – 11:00 am, no appointment necessary.