Special needs hotline
Special needs hotline
Early Steps, early intervention services for children up to 36 months who have or are at risk for significant developmental disabilities or delays
Foster care services — support for children in the foster-care system to achieve academic success
A nonprofit organization, based in West Palm Beach, that fulfills residents' unmet needs for health care, dental care and social services at centers throughout Palm Beach County
CINS/FINS (Children in Need of Services/Families in Need of Services) — support and counseling for families struggling with an unruly, truant or runaway preteen or teen
Child care provider search, including license information and inspection reports
Teen driver information
SMART Couples — free programs to strengthen marriages and relationships, including premarital classes
Free civil legal assistance to seniors, people with disabilities and low-income people for issues involving housing, public benefits, consumer, education, migrants and more.
Highridge Family Center — Residential treatment center in West Palm Beach offering a three-month weekday program for troubled youth ages 11 to 16
Information on local offices
The first full week of May every year, this national week encourages families and communities to unplug and engage with each other. The website by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood supports local ideas and events to encourage playing outside and family activities without screens to improve mental and physical health.
Based in Lake Worth Beach with other campuses in Belle Glade, Loxahatchee Groves, Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton
Resources, science-based tools, activities and a mobile app, called Vroom by Text, from the Bezos Family Foundation to help parents develop their child's mind during everyday interactions
Teen Parent Program — support for pregnant students and teen parents to enable them to graduate, such as referrals to health, social and child care services
Helps parents and teachers navigate the community's resources to assist children with specific learning disabilities
Services and support for families facing serious illness or needing end-of-life care, including caregiver support and bereavement programs
Services and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence
Services, information and intervention related to eating disorders
Based in Wellington, Palm Beach chapter of a national resource for families of children with attention and hyperactivity issues
Crisis counselors offer intervention, information and referrals to emergency and support services 24 hours a day
A nonprofit organization, based in Delray Beach, that helps low-income families build their own homes together
Kids & Teens — activities, story times, summer reading program, homework help, driving tests, college and career help, and more.
Advocacy, information and support for families, caregivers and people with autism
Mental health services in Delray Beach for women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction
Youth Empowerment Centers — locations in Riviera Beach, Lake Worth Beach and Belle Glade that provide activities and services, including afterschool educational and recreational programs, to at-risk youth ages 11 to 19 to prevent crime and encourage healthy development
Free and reduced-priced meals — information about year-round food service, including an application for these meals
A crime-reporting hotline that accepts tips and information from anonymous callers
Information and resources from San Francisco State University for families of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth
School immunizations requirements
Family Health Line, a toll-free hotline with information on community resources related to pregnancy, breastfeeding, childbirth education, family planning, infants and toddlers
Community initiative, based in Boca Raton and managed by Unicorn Children's Foundation, to improve access to services and support for people with special needs, with goals such as increasing employment opportunities and expanding housing options
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
FLIPANY’s mission is to foster healthy lives through nutrition education, physical activities, and wellness initiatives. FLIPANY provides physical activity programs, access to nutritious food, afterschool programs and more.
A global hub to connect international autism communities with resources and services for children and their families. A 26-acre facility in Jupiter provides tuition-free education for ages 3 to 21 at two charter schools on The Els Center of Excellence campus.
An organization that reintroduces children to their incarcerated parents to create positive memories and bonding experiences
Teen Outreach Program, a youth development program known as TOP that builds self-esteem, confidence and goal-setting among middle and high school students in Palm Beach County
Services, support and medical services, based in Delray Beach, for those coping with addiction
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.
This nonprofit center provides early education, family assistance, advocacy and other services to the Guatemalan Mayan community.
Local information, events and support for parents and youth to live free of drugs, alcohol and tobacco
WIC — Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for eligible pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5 (For the Breastfeeding Warmline, call 561-398-0351)
Information on early childhood development
Alcohol and drug treatment program offering residential rehabilitation for men in West Palm Beach
Domestic violence programs — services based in West Palm Beach for women who are victims, including counseling, support group, shelter, transportation, rental assistance, legal, help, food and clothing, child protection advocacy and educational workshops
Goldner Center for Children's Opera Education — offers programs based in West Palm Beach, such as story time series, concerts in the classroom and vocal apprenticeships for high school students