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Mission Statement:

To serve elders as they live, contribute, and build legacies in Florida.

Vision:

All Floridians aging with dignity, purpose, and independence.

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

 

For a variety of answers to your questions on how to obtain resources to ensure that the greatest number of elders possible get to spend their golden years living healthy, active, and fulfilling lives in their communities.

 

Florida Seniors Guide

A free comprehensive online guide to resources for seniors in Florida.

State of Florida - Senior Guide

 

Caring for a Person with Alzheimers Disease

A free publication from the National Institute on Health, full of helpful information for caregivers.

Caring for a Person with Alzheimers Disease - Easy-to-Use Guide

 

Elder Abuse/Adult Protective Services Hotline

If you suspect abuse or neglect, or need help, call (800) 962-2873

Elder Affairs State - Report Abuse

 

Florida Department of Children and Families

For help with applying for Medicaid or Food Stamps, go to: My FL Families Services Program

or call (866) 762-2237

 

Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE)

SHINE is a free program offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and your local Area Agency on Aging. Specially trained volunteers can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, unbiased, and confidential.

Florida Shine Website or call (800) 963-5337

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

A wealth of information on mental illness, treatment, resources, and support groups. www.nami.org or call (800) 950-6264

Palm Beach

Broward

Miami-Dade County

Florida Suicide Prevention/Crisis Intervention CALL 211

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY

Crisis Counseling / Suicide Prevention 24 hours / 7 days call:

(800) 273-8255

 

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Crisis Counseling / Suicide Prevention 24 hours / 7 days call:

(305) 358-4357

(305) 358-2477 TDD/TTY

 

BROWARD COUNTY

24-Hour Helplines - Dial 211

First Call for Seniors -  (954) 537-0211

Florida Domestic Violence Hotline - CALL (800) 500-1119

FCADV operates and manages Florida's 24 hour statewide hotline. The Florida Domestic Violence (FL DV) Hotline is a trilingual service provided 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Services include support and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence and their friends and family. FL DV hotline advocates connect survivors to their local certified center for shelter, support groups, outreach and ongoing advocacy.

www.fcadv.org/florida-domestic-violence-hotline-1-800-500-1119

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Assistance

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Service provides free and confidential information in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Florida Health - Program and Services for Substance Abuse

or call (800) 662-4357

 

South Florida Hunger Coalition

The South Florida Hunger Coalition supports a network of food assistance, emergency and disaster response agencies, and children and senior programs throughout South Florida. If you are an individual, or know an individual in need of food, please visit one of our local partner agencies. You can open the link below for a map of Food Banks in Broward County.

South Florida Hunger Coalition Website or call (954) 714-6923

 

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