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Social Service Programs
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.

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

To become a volunteer with the City of Tamarac, please call 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. Please call Susan Panzer of the Jewish Family Services at (954) 370-2140 for FREE respite for your loved ones while you attend this meeting.
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 10:30 am 

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

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 

Communications-Free Amplified Phone
The 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 more information.
When: Days vary (no sessions in June, September or November 2014). Scheduled from 10:00 am to noon as follows for the remainder of 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.

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

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. 


IMPORTANT MESSAGE: 

Hurricane Season begins June 1st. If you or someone you know needs to be registered for Broward County's Special Needs Shelter 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 Registry (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).