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.
To become a volunteer with the City of Tamarac, please call (954) 597-3642.
Back to School Resource Fair Coming Soon!
Please mark the date of Saturday, July 27, 2019, for the Back to School Resource Fair. Event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Tamarac Community Center. There will be a number of community resources available, free refreshments and raffles, and a free backpack give-a-way for low income Tamarac residents (pre-registration for backpack give-a-way is required and information on registration is on the flier. Event sponsored by CarePlus Health Plans.
Can You Help?
You can make a difference! Please help us collect non-perishable food to help benefit those in our community. Take part in our food drive.
Carry-On Care Kits Campaign
The City of Tamarac would like to provide care packages containing one-week's worth of personal care necessities to destitute women, men, and children. Please help us with these special Carry-On Care Kits.
Social Services Programs/ Groups
Center for Hearing and Communication - Amplified Phone
Monday, August 12, 2019. Provides amplified phones and TDDs free of charge to Florida residents who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Computer Classes for Older Adults
Computer Basics for Older Adults - Learn to Surf the Internet and use E-mail. May 14-July 23, 2019 (no class of July 4th). Every Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00-11:15 a.m. No experience needed.
Beyond the Basics Computer Class - Expand your Internet Skills. May 13-July 22, 2019 (no class on Memoria Day). Every Monday & Wednesday, 10:00-11:15 a.m. Participants must have some experience with computers, the internet and e-mail.
Classes are limited to eight participants. Classes meet twice per week for 10 weeks. Participants must be 60 years or older and commit to all 10 weeks. Classes are free.
Hear for Good
Free hearing tests and discount hearing aids through the non-profit foundation, Hear for Good Inc. Consultations are by appointment only. Please call (954) 597-3642. Please note this service is not available during the summer months of June, July, and August.
Group presented by Memorial Hospital Systems. When: Every Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Peace of Mind
Are you looking for Peace of Mind? Please join Licensed Psychologist from Jewish Family Services for group sessions on various topics.
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Positive Adjustment Group
Learn coping skills on how to adjust to life changes including losing a loved one, health, daily living activities, moving, etc. A licensed mental health therapist will facilitate this important group for all seniors.
When: Every Monday, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Senior Lawn Enhancement Program
Do you need help with your lawn? We have a Senior Lawn Enhancement Program designed to allow youth to give back to those in need. Teens will assist adults with limited mobilities by completing outdoor duties such as light gardening, sweeping porches & driveways, trash/debris pickup and other light yardwork. To qualify you must be a Tamarac resident, 55+ years of age, and be an adult with a limited disability.
Join us for bagels and coffee and an educational lecture.
When: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 11:00 am
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.
Special Needs Child?
Do you have a child with special needs? The City of Tamarac is creating an interest list for families interested in a future Parent & Family Support Group. If you are interested in participating in this group, please call (954) 597-3642 to be added to our interest list.
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 (page 1 and page 2 of flier). The Vulnerable Population Registry is for residents at risk due to disability, frailty or health issues, regardless of age, who elect to stay at home in the event of a hurricane or other emergency. The Registry is a partnership between Broward County and municipalities to help emergency responders better plan for recoveries from hurricanes and other emergencies. It is not a guarantee of assistance.