The Social Services Department’s Youth and Family Outreach Program proudly serves City of Miramar residents of all ages.
We believe that providing the community with proper information, preventive education and access to social service resources is vital in maintaining self-sufficiency and empowering individuals to improve the quality of their lives.
This Program provides YOU with a "one-stop shop" for finding information regarding services in Broward County available for youth, children, seniors, persons with disabilities and families.
Caring for the Community !
Youth in Action
FREE Youth in Action After School Program for the 2012 - 2013 school year.
Miramar Multi-Service Complex 6700 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33023.
Harmony Development Center's experienced, caring professionals will provide:
. Academic Support provided by a Broward County certified teacher
. Recreational activities including sports and structured physical activity
. Enrichment activities including life skills, community service, crime prevention, etc.
Sponsored by the Children's Services Council of Broward, the Youth in Action After School Program services are provided by Harmony Development Center, a non-profit organization successfully serving youth and community in Broward County for over 10 years.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION CALL 954-766-4483
Free and Reduced Price Meals
Listed below are flyers in multiple languages, encouraging families to apply online early for free and reduced price meal benefits for school children. Children may use this benefit to eat both breakfast and lunch at the school cafeteria each day. In today's tough economic times, many families need this benefit. During the 2009-10 School Year, over 50% of the students in Broward County Public Schools were eligible for Free or Reduced Price school meals.
- Meal Bendefits / English
- Meal Bendefits / Spanish
- Meal Bendefits / Creole
- Meal Bendefits / Portuguese
Home Energy Assistance
for the Elderly Program (EHEAP)
The EHEAP program can provide assistance with final notice Florida Power and Light electric bills and/or may provide assistance in the form of a fan or blanket. This program is for income eligible persons over the age of sixty. Proof of income and energy emergency are required. Limited funds are available for this program.
Miramar Assisting Seniors in their Homes Program
The MASH program is a short term emergency assistance program designed to alleviate a crisis. This program is for income eligible persons over the age of sixty who reside in the City of Miramar. Proof of income and crisis situation is required. Limited funds are available for this program.
Share Food Distribution Program
The Farm Share Food Distribution Program provides food for income eligible persons. Farm Share food is distributed every two months. To receive food, persons must pre-register. Registration is not available on the day of food distribution. In order to qualify, individuals must provide household income verification. This is not intended as a primary food source rather it provides supplemental food.
Benefit Online Application Assistance
In the past, clients that were interested in public assistance had to report directly to the Department of Children and Families’ offices, fill out an application, wait for an appointment via mail and later wait for an eligibility determination. In order to improve service to the community, DCF has partnered with different community agencies. The city of Miramar’s Social Services Department currently is one of DCF’s community partners. At the Youth and Family Outreach Center you are able to apply for food stamps, temporary cash, Medicaid and refugee assistance electronically with the help of our courteous staff.
Work Force One Kiosk
The City of Miramar’s Social Services Department has partnered with Work Force One to provide the community with access to job listings and training. At our very own Youth and Family Outreach Center, Miramar residents can access a Work Force One Kiosk, where individuals can view job listings for the tri-county area. In addition, our helpful staff will assist with the job hunting process. Please call (954) 889-2700 to schedule an appointment.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
Rules to Claim EITC Credit...
- Must work and have earned income
- Must have valid Social Security Number
- Must be a US citizen or resident alien all year
- Cannot use “married filing separately” filing status
- Cannot be a qualifying child of another person
- Cannot File form 2555 or 2555EZ
Free Income Tax Assistance is available through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) for low to moderate income tax payers at the Social Services Department Youth and Family Outreach Center during tax season. You may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit EITC. A tax credit usually means more money in your pocket; the EITC can reduce the amount of tax you owe and you may also get a refund
Earned Income must be less than…
- $12,590 with no qualifying child ($14,590 if married filing jointly)
- $33,241 with one qualifying child ($35,241 if married filing jointly)
- $37,783 with more than one qualifying child ($39,783 if married filing jointly)
Department of Juvenile Justice
The City of Miramar Social Services Department has partnered with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice to bring services to our community through their youth diversion programs.
Youth that are on probation must complete court ordered sanctions and services. At the Youth and Family Outreach Center, a probation officer will be on site to counsel and monitor compliance for youth who are currently on probation. As they stay connected with the community a juvenile will receive services that will improve the quality of their lives as well as deter them from future offenses.
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County, Inc provides services to pregnant women, teens and families through pre-natal care access, educational programs, support groups and advocacy. Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies is currently serving our community at the Multi-Service Complex every Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information regarding these services, please call 954-889-2700.
Harmony Development Center provides services to at risk youth and their families in order to prevent violence, criminal behavior and victimization through educational programs, support groups and community involvement. Harmony is serving the City of Miramar at the Multi-Service Complex, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for individual counseling and Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. for group counseling services. For more information, please call 954-889-2700.
Family Central provides access to school readiness programs and VPK as well as information and referrals. You can now have access to Family Central services at the Multi Service Complex, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please call 954-889-2700.
With our new Prescription Discount Card!
The City of Miramar has a new program to offer savings on prescription drugs to residents who are without health insurance, a traditional benefits plan, or have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance.
The Prescription Discount Card is made available to residents by the City of Miramar in collaboration with the National League of Cities (NLC) and is made possible through the City of Miramar’s membership in NLC.
The card is FREE to all Miramar residents, regardless of age, income or existing health insurance. By using this card you may save an average of 20% off the regular retail price of prescription drugs at participating pharmacies.
To discover the savings and learn more about the program, CLICK HERE to access the program online and print a card, check drugs prices and locate participating pharmacies.
Residents may also pick up a card at the following locations:
- Miramar Multi-Service Complex-6700 Miramar Pkwy. Miramar
- Miramar Town Center- 2300 Civic Center Place Miramar
- Sunset Lakes Community Center-2801 SW 186th Ave. Miramar
- Miramar Youth Enrichment Center-7000 Miramar Pkwy. Miramar
- Ansin Sports Complex-10801 Miramar Blvd. Miramar
- Silver Lakes Community Center-17450 SW 23rd St. Miramar
- Miramar Civic Center and Aquatic Complex-6920 SW 35th St. Miramar
- Civic Center Early Child Care Center- 6920 SW 35th St. Miramar
- Vicki Coceano Youth Center-2001 Douglas Rd. Miramar
- Silver Lakes Early Child Care Center-15700 Pembroke Rd. Miramar
- Sunset Lakes Early Child Care Center- 2801 SW 186th Ave. Miramar
- Fire Station 19- 6700 Miramar Pkwy. Miramar
- Fire Station 70 9001 Miramar Pkwy Miramar
- Fire Station 84 -14801 SW 27th St. Miramar
- Fire Station 100- 2800 SW 184th Ave. Miramar
- Police Station- 3064 N. Commerce Pkwy. Miramar
- Waste Water Admininstration- 13900 Pembroke Rd. Miramar
Or for more information, call toll free: 1-888-620-1749.
For more information regarding Frequently Asked Questions.
This is not insurance. Discounts are only available at participating pharmacies. By using this card, participants agree to pay the entire prescription cost less any applicable discount. Savings may vary by drug and pharmacy.
|Benefits & Financial Assistance|
|Department of Children and Family Services||954-202-3954||http://www.state.fl.us/cf_web|
|Miramar Early Childhood Programs||954-602-3361||http://ci.miramar.fl.us/socialservices/childhood|
|Emergency Home Energy Assistance for Elders||954-889-2700||http://www.ci.miramar.fl.us/socialservices/outreach|
|Low Income Energy Assistance||954-497-1350||
|Broward Meals on Wheels||954-731-8770||http://www.bmow.org|
|Broward Coalition for the Homeless||954-792-4000||http://www.help4homeless.org|
|Broward Partnership for the Homeless||954-779-3990||http://www.bphi.org|
|Broward County Housing Authority||954-739-1114||http://www.bchafl.org|
|City of Miramar||954-431-8379||http://www.ci.miramar.fl.us|
|Information & Referral|
|Community Action Agency||954-497-1350|
|First Call for Help||211||http://www.211-broward.org|
|Miramar Help Line||954-602-4357||http://www.ci.miramar.fl.us|
|Miramar Social Services||
|Senior Citizen Law Project||954-765-8955||n/a|
|Aging and Disability Resource Center||954-745-9779||http://www.adrcbroward.org|
|Mental Health & Substance Abuse|
|Henderson Mental Health Center||954-463-0911||http://www.hendersonmhc.org|
|Broward County Public Schools||754-321-0000||http://www.browardschools.com|
|Broward County Elderly & Veteran's Services||954-537-2936||http://www.broward.org/|
|Sunset Lakes Senior Center||954-602-3347||http://www.ci.miramar.fl.us/socialservices|
|Senior Center at Multi--Service Complex||
|Broward County Mass Transit||954-357-8300||http://www.broward.org|
|Broward County Paratransit||954-357-8400||http://www.broward.org|
|Miramar Senior Transportation||
|Broward County Elderly and Veteran's Services||954-537-2936||http://www.broward.org|
|How do I apply for food stamps and Medicaid?|
In the past, clients that were interested in public assistance had to report directly to the Department of Children and Families’ offices, fill out an application, wait for an appointment via mail and later wait for an eligibility determination. In order to improve service to the community, DCF has partnered with different community agencies. The City of Miramar’s Social Services Department currently is one of DCF’s community partners. At the Youth and Family Outreach Center you are able to apply for food stamps, temporary cash, Medicaid and refugee assistance electronically with the help of our courteous staff. For more information regarding eligibility requirements and to schedule an appointment, please call 954-889-2723.
|What are your benefits programs?|
MASH (Miramar Assisting Seniors in their Homes): is a one time emergency assistance program for Miramar residents over the age of 60. This program is able to assist with up to $600, once a year, to cover an emergency or a final notice bill. Income eligibility and proof of emergency is required. For more information regarding eligibility requirements and to schedule an appointment, please call 954-889-2702.
EHEAP (Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly): This program provides assistance for home-energy emergencies to qualified, low-income households with at least one person 60 years of age or older. Applicants must be Broward County residents. Income eligibility and emergency is required. For more information regarding eligibility requirements and to schedule an appointment, please call 954-889-2702.
|Can you help me find a job?|
The City of Miramar’s Social Services Department has partnered with Work Force One to provide the community with access to job listings and training. At our very own Youth and Family Outreach Center, Miramar residents can access a Work Force One kiosk, where individuals can view job listings for the tri-county area. In addition, our helpful staff will assist with the job hunting process. Please call 954-889-2723 to schedule an appointment.
|Where can I find emergency food?|
The Social Services Department is able to meet emergency
food needs to Miramar residents via our own food bank. Non perishable foods
are distributed to Miramar residents with crisis situations. The Miramar Food
Bank is also actively accepting donations all year round.
|I need someone to talk to, can you help me?|
The Social Services Department is able to provide counseling services to City of Miramar residents through our very own Social Worker. Individual counseling and group counseling is available at the senior centers for seniors over the age of 60 and their families. In addition, the Youth and Family Outreach Center has partnered with Spectrum Programs to provide in depth counseling to our residents. Through our qualified staff and community partnerships, the Social Services Department is able to meet your counseling needs. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 954-889-2723.