Youth Resources

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954.764.5150

mhawke@sunserve.org

1480 SW 9th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

On the campus of the Sunshine Cathedral.

2-1-1 Teen Hotline is a 24 hour, 7 day a week, free and anonymous telephone helpline for teens that need help or information. Specially trained 2-1-1 counselors listen to their feelings and concerns and help them make positive choices that will support their growth and success.
http://teenspace211.org/

Trevor Project – Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth

1-866-4-U-TREVOR (24 hour crisis hotline) For more information please visit:

http://www.thetrevorproject.org

Henderson Behavioral Health– Y.E.S. Team (Youth Emergency Services Team) is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, including holidays. They will help with youth from age 2-17. This includes on-site crisis intervention in the home, school, or residential settings such as shelters.

For more information please visit Hendersonbeahvioralhealth.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Youth Suicide Warning Signs  http://www.youthsuicidewarningsigns.org/

SunServe, LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence Support Group: SunServe offers a weekly LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence Support Group to SUPPORT, ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER the SCARED, the SILENT, and the ABUSED.  This group provides a safe environment for members to talk about their current, and past trauma related to Intimate Partner Violence.  Through group support, resources, therapeutic activities, and community speakers members gain skills and insight that allows them to work through their unique situation. http://www.sunserve.org/ipv

Contact Chris Leonard at 954.764.5150 Ext. 107

 

Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc: Nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center serving Broward County.We offer 24-hour crisis intervention through our 24-Hour Crisis Hotline and emergency shelter, as well as counseling and support for victims and their children

Call us at 954-761-1133 or visit http://www.womenindistress.org/

Broward Prevention (LGBTQ Page)-The School Board of Broward County provides this website to support educators with the tools and resources necessary to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) topics in a school setting. Our goal is to create a safer learning environment for all students with an emphasis on LGBTQ youth and their families. Visit the website for facts, info, and contacts http://www.browardprevention.org/lgbtq/

Broward Virtual School- Broward Virtual School (BVS) offers full-time enrollment to students in grades K-12 through an online educational delivery system. BVS offers access to  individualized education through the Internet and other distance learning technologies. Virtual learning provides flexibility of time and location, and promotes development of the skills, attitudes, and self-discipline necessary to achieve success in the 21st century. BVS offers students the opportunity to earn a standard high school diploma entirely online. Visit http://www.bved.net/ for more information or to enroll

College Guide for Current and Prospective LGBTQ Students- http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.com/lgbt-college-guide/

The FLITE Center-A central resource for young people in Broward County’s dependency system, offering a single, convenient point of access to the broad range of services and support they need to become successful adults. theflitecenter.org

Urban League of Broward County-We exist to cultivate a new generation of young professionals to take an active role in serving and empowering Broward County’s urban communities. Visit their website for more information http://www.ulbroward.org/YPN

Sunshine Cathedral MCC- Held here Tuesday nights and where our Rainbow Room is located. 1480 SW 9th Ave, Ft. Lauderdale 33315 Visit sunshinecathedral.org or call 954-462-2004 for more information

Church of the Holy Spirit Song- A church committed to learning how to love God with everything we are, and then to love our neighbor as well. Each of us is created with a purpose, a God-given life purpose. We welcome you to join us on this journey called life as we learn together, grow together, experience God together, and ignite the world for Christ…one life at a time together! Meeting in Wilton Manors- Visit http://cohss.org/ for more information.

Unity-Located at 1501 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors, FL 33305, Unity is a worldwide organization offering practical, non-dogmatic approaches to spiritual growth and prosperity. Unity embraces all people and leaves them free to find the truth for themselves. 
 
Holy Angels Catholic Community- “Love Without Judgment” Holy Angels is a community of Christians who celebrate and worship according to the Catholic tradition. 2917 NE 6th Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL Call 954-633-2987 for more information

Unitarian Universalist MCC-  A liberal religious community that provides a safe space for spiritual and ethical exploration, education, discourse and dialogue;  respects human diversity, dignity and rights;  pursues personal and world peace;  and promotes protection of natural resources of the world. Located at 701 SW 76th Avenue, Miami, FL 33143. Check out their website, or call them to find out more information! uumia.org
Phone: (305)-667-3697

Center for Spiritual Living– Supports the positive transformation of both our personal lives and the world itself. Located at 1550 NE 26th St, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Call (954) 566-2868 

Drolma Buddhist Center- Found at 140 W Prospect Rd  Oakland Park, FL 33309, The Drolma Center is dedicated to helping people in Southeast Florida find peace in their busy lives. We offer Buddha’s timeless teachings in a simple, practical manner that can help us solve our problems and find happiness within. Questions? Call (954) 537-9191

St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal- Is where our Coral Springs Youth Group is held. St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church is a place where unity in Christ fosters the spiritual development of each individual, acknowledging the diversity of our members and our respect for one another. We embrace all people with warmth, comfort, and acceptance every day. Located at 1400 Riverside Dr. Coral Springs, FL 33071. Call  (954) 753-1400 for more information or visit them online at http://www.stmandm.org/

New Horizon Methodist Church- Located at 5741 S Flamingo Rd  Southwest Ranches, FL 33330.  This is our Southwest Ranches Group is held. Call (954) 434-7400


Second Presbyterian Church- We are a community of Christ-followers that welcome everyone to belong. Located at 1400 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, Florida   33304. Call 954-564-7600

Congregation Etz Chaim-We are a unique congregation in South Florida committed to building a spiritual home for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Jewish community and our partners. Go to http://www.etzchaimflorida.org/ or call 954-564-9232. Located at 5700 94th AVE, Tamarac Fl. 33321

Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons– Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from every background and situation, united in the shared experience of a spiritual and/or cultural heritage in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon). 

All Saints Episcopal Church– Here at All Saints’ Episcopal Church we believe and know that ALL are welcome here. We say, believe and live out our motto “No Matter Who You Are or Where You Are On Your Spiritual Journey you are welcome here at All Saints.” Visit http://allsaintsfl.org/  or call 954-467-6496 . Located at 333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Church of the Holy Spirit Song– Food Pantry available to those in need of non-perishable food, cleaning aids and personal hygiene items for 30 minutes after Sunday morning services. Visit http://www.cohss.org/index.php/cohss-food-pantry for more info.

SunServe-  Found in the Rainbow Room; limited, non-perishable food in stock, youth accessible on an as-needed basis.

Housing:

Covenant House- Located in Fort Lauderdale, visit their website for numbers and more information about housing opportunities. http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-charity/florida

Broward 211- Visit their website to find available housing options http://www.211-broward.org/portal/

The FLITE Center- A central resource for young people in Broward County’s dependency system (Foster System), offering a single, convenient point of access to the broad range of services and support they need to become successful adults.

theflitecenter.org

Homeless Outreach- The locations listed below are to meet the Outreach Team (A white van and a police car/truck) They will pick you up and take you to a center.

South Thursday-Sunday @ 11:30 AM. NW corner of Pembroke & S 21st ave, at the railroad tracks. North corner of the Jamaican restaurant strip plaza

Central Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday @ 2:45 PM 100 ft north of the Central Bus Terminal on NW 1st Ave under the tree (Ft. Lauderdale)

Thursday @ 3PM St. Andrews Church, 1100 Andrews Ave (Just north of Sunrise Blvd)

NorthMon-Fri @ 11:30 AM; NW corner of Esther Rolle ave and MLK blvd. (100 ft west of Dixie and the store parking lot)

Blanche Ely Senior High   754-322-0950
Boyd Anderson Senior High Marc Fetzer 754-322-0200
Coconut Creek Senior High   754-322-0350
Cooper City Senior High Apryl West 754-323-0200
Coral Glades Senior High Toni Freeborn 754-322-1250
Coral Springs Senior High Catherine Demchenko 754-322-0500
Coral Springs Charter High   954-340-4111
Cypress Bay Senior High Dr. Declan Lyons 754-322-0350
Dave Thomas Center Padricia Hardy 754-321-6750
Deerfield Beach Senior High   754-322-0650
Dillard Senior High Elyse Gabrielle 754-322-0800
Everglades Senior High Mr. Robert Doyle 754-323-0500
Flanagan Senior High   754-323-0650
Fort Lauderdale Senior High Stefanie Scher 754-322-1100
Hallandale Senior High   754-323-0900
Hollywood Hills Senior High Deb Clark 754-323-1050
J.P. Taravella Senior High Derek Gordon 754-322-2300
McArthur Senior High Carol Lopez 754-322-1200
McFatter Technical Senior High   754-321-5700
Miramar Senior High   754-323-1350
Monarch Senior High Cynthia Donahue 754-322-1400
Northeast Senior High   754-322-1550
Nova Senior High Shanna Liburd 754-323-1650
Pembroke Pines Charter Senior High Judi Oltmans 954-538-3700
Piper Senior High Karen Wheeler 754-322-1700
Plantation Senior High Sarah Coulter-Zambrano 754-322-1850
Pompano Beach Senior High Vaughn Henderson 754-322-2000
Somerset Academy Charter Joseph Mireles/Lori Sakay
(Student Support Specialist)
954-442-1762
South Broward Senior High JacylynFiguerao 754-323-1800
South Plantation Senior High Madeline Rosario 754-323-1950
Stoneman Douglas Senior High Tammy Orilio 754-322-2150
Stranahan Senior High Nancy Green 754-323-2100
Sunset School   754-321-7450
University School Lori Horvitz/Jenny Cook 954-262-4400
West Broward Senior High Anna Burgess 754-323-2600
Western Senior High Katie Ramirez 754- 323-2400

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) http://www.aclu.org/

SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center)- http://www.splcenter.org/

Lambda Legal- http://www.lambdalegal.org/

Legal Aid http://www.legalaid.org/broward/

 

Free STD Check- Locator! 

http://freestdcheck.org/

Broward Wellness Center
2.3 miles
One River Plaza 305 South Andrews Ave. Suite 601Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301Phone: 954-767-0273Tuesday through Friday 12PM to 9PM Saturday 10AM to 7PM Directions
Wilton Manors Wellness Center
4.7 miles
2097 Wilton DriveWilton Manors, FL, 33305Phone: 1-877-259-8727Fax: F: (954) 358-5581Friday 2pm to 6:30pm Saturday 10AM to 4PM Directions
 

Northpoint Wellness Center
8.8 miles6406 N. Federal Highway Suite 205Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33308Phone: 1-877-259-8727Monday 5-7:30PMDirections

Pride of Equality Park – Services for LGBTQ community

954-463-9005

http://www.pridecenterflorida.org

Planned Parenthood- 263 North University Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

P: 954.989.5747

Or

8177 Glades Rd.
Bay 25
Boca Raton, FL 33434

P: 561.226.4116

Services offered include HIV Testing, abortion, the morning after pill (emergency contraception), pregnancy testing, birth control, STD testing, vaccines, and medication.

Visit www.plannedparenthood.org for other sites and more information.

Health Department- Visit http://browardchd.org/ or call (954) 467- 4700

AHF (AIDS Healthcare Foundation)- Call (800) 832-0778 or visit aidshealth.org