Resources for parents and teen drivers
Resources for parents and teen drivers
Special Needs Equipment Fund — money to purchase medical equipment for children with special needs, when no other funding is available, such as wheelchairs, strollers, bath and shower chairs
National resource for families struggling with substance use, including their children
Teen hotline, including online chat from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Or, texting available 24 hours a day by texting your ZIP code to 898211.
Center for Families & Children — support services for struggling families, including career assistance, domestic abuse education, financial assistance and special needs outreach
Adoption agency based in Hollywood
Child care provider search, including license information and inspection reports
Hotline for poisoning emergencies or related information and resources in Florida
Child Find — screening, evaluation, services and placement of children with special learning needs
Information to help families make smart tech-related decisions
Online poison checker that walks you through steps to see whether you or your child is at risk after eating or drinking a substance. A smartphone app is also available to download.
National information to improve infants' health by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality
Children in Need of Services/Families in Need of Services — program for families struggling with an unruly, truant or runaway preteen or teen, providing counseling, residential shelter and referrals
A collaboration of five local mental health agencies that assess and treat children's serious behavioral, emotional or mental health problems
Family-to-Family — free 12-session course for caregivers of family members with severe mental illness
In Boynton Beach
My NICU Baby — smartphone app that provides answers, tools and support to help parents focus on their baby in the newborn intensive care unit and advocate for the best care
In West Palm Beach
Community Health Center — medical and mental health services and health screenings based in West Palm Beach. The Community Outreach Team travels throughout Palm Beach County to provide services where people work and live.
Support, guidance and programs based in Boca Raton to help children in foster care succeed academically
Baby line — Call for tours, support groups, and prenatal and maternity classes in Boynton Beach
This federally funded national resource is for fathers, practitioners, programs/Federal grantees, states, and the public at-large who are serving or interested in supporting strong fathers and families. The website, Fatherhood.gov, offers information, programs and activities for families.
This nonprofit center provides early education, family assistance, advocacy and other services to the Guatemalan Mayan community.
"Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health" — an informational guide with insight and advice about mental health during the transitional period of the college years
Immunization van – monthly schedule of locations, such as school district sites, medical clinics and community centers
Youth Services — local services and support for children, including mental health, education, summer and other programs
Dental Hygiene Care Center — low-cost dental services by college students at the Lake Worth Beach campus
Information, including local resources, regarding poisoning of people, pets and wildlife
Safe Sleep Q&A – provides answers to caregivers' questions about the best way to put babies to sleep to prevent infant death
Youth Peer Mentoring Program — encourages independence by providing education, support and assistance to help teens with a mental health condition meet their full potential
Provides emergency and community services, such as fire safety and carbon monoxide education, child passenger seat installation, smoke alarm installation and more
Advocacy, information and support for families, caregivers and people with autism
School immunizations requirements
Afterschool programs — more than 90 quality elementary afterschool programs at local schools
Summer Camp Scholarship Program — provides full tuition and fees for children in low-income families
Police Athletic League, known as PAL — builds partnerships with youth and the community through recreational and educational programs based in West Palm Beach
The Birthplace — maternity services in West Palm Beach
STEAM resources — a list for parents and teachers of preschool children, including downloadable posters, images, reference guides and more
A website with helpful information about toy safety
Transportation/bus — links to find your child's bus, a call center and other transportation-related information
Local office of the state health department
ACCESS Florida (Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency) — application for food assistance, Medicaid and other government benefits
Information and resources from San Francisco State University for families of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth
School Counseling — fosters academic achievement, college and career readiness, and social/emotional development
National, 24-hour mental health hotline.
Birthcare Pavilion — maternity services