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.

Back to School Distribution Drive Thru for Tamarac Residents

When: Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 11am to 12:30pm                                                                                                                           Where: Tamarac Community Center, 8601 W. Commercial Blvd.

Pre-registration required by filling out the City of Tamarac 2021 Backpack Distribution form. Register by August 3rd. For more information, please call 954-597-3626.

Free Meals for Kids and Teens

Summer BreakSpot provides free, nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 years old & under. Must be a Tamarac resident and within the income guidelines. Registration is required. Sign up to get free meals through August 3, 2021. For more information, please call 954-597-3626.

Back to School Supplies Drive

Donate school supplies from July 6th to July 31st at the Tamarac Community Center, 8601 W. Commercial Blvd. & Tamarac Recreation Center, 7501 N. University Dr. Items needed: Paper, Pencils, Pens, Markers, Crayons, Binders, Folders, Composition Notebooks, Calculators, Pencil Sharpeners, Scissors, Rulers, Highlighters, Glue, etc.

Food Pantry

Tamarac's Food Pantry will be open to qualified residents on the 2nd and 4th Thursday for the month of March and starting April will be open on the 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month while supplies last. By appointment only.  Please call (954) 597-3626 to schedule an appointment.

Must be within the income guidelines listed below.

Household Size

Extremely Low Income

0%-30%

Very Low Income

 

31%-50%

Low Income

 

51%-80%

1 person

$0  to  $18,750

$18,751  to $31,200

$31,201  to  $49,950

2 persons

$0  to  $21,400

$21,401  to  $35,650

$35,651  to  $57,050

3 persons

$0  to  $24,100

$24,101  to  $40,100

$40,101  to  $64,200

4 persons

$0  to  $26,750

$26,751  to  $44,550

$44,551  to  $71,300

5 persons

$0  to  $30,680

$30,681  to  $48,150

$48,151  to  $77,050

6 persons

$0  to  $35,160

$35,161  to  $51,700

$51,701  to  $82,750

7 persons

$0  to  $39,640

$39,641  to  $55,250

$55,251  to  $88,450

8 persons

$0  to  $44,120

$44,121  to $58,850

$58,851  to  $94,150

Rental Assistance

Residents can call 2-1-1 to inquire about assistance from United Way or the Family Success Center at 954-357-5000.

Special Needs Hurricane Shelter Registration

Register now for special needs hurricane shelters in Broward County. To qualify for services and for further information, call Broward County Elderly and Veterans Services at (954) 357-6385 or visit www.broward.org.

Individual Counseling

Free limited sessions for Tamarac residents only by a licensed mental health therapist. Call counselors Lakshmi at (954) 655-7040 or Jessica at (954) 317-9460 to make an appointment. Please leave your name and phone number and your call will be returned within 24 hours.

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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.

Can You Help?

Food Drive

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

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. 

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.

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.

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 (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.

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