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In this section you will find information on Social Services available at the Hepburn Center. 


Counseling Services * Emergency Assistance * Housing Assistance * Food Programs * Health Services *

Legal Aid Services * Food Stamps, Medicaid and Cash Assistance * Domestic Violence * Volunteer Services 
  

GENERAL SERVICES
General Services provides services to adults, ages 18 to 59.  Social Workers are available to offer such services as: information and referral, case management, supportive counseling, job assistance, emergency food, utility payments, rent and mortgage assistance, health services and outreach.

Individuals who request assistance through General Services are required to participate in an intake and assessment process, and must show proof of identity, proof of address, income verification, proof of citizenship or legal residency status and any other documentation that will show proof for the services requested.

Services are free.  For additional information or appointments call (954) 457-1460.  The Hepburn Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.

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 General Services

COUNSELING SERVICES
The City employs Social Workers to provide counseling and case management services to assist individuals and/or families who are experiencing problems, financial hardships, crisis, loss of income or an unexpected situation that may affect their quality of life.  For additional information or appointments call (954) 457-1460.

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EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
The City provides financial assistance to address emergency or temporary situations for residents in the City of Hallandale Beach who meet the criteria.  Financial assistance is provided for utility payments, rent, mortgage, food, transportation and medical related expenses.  For additional information or appointments call (954) 457-1460.

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HOUSING ASSISTANCE
The Human Services Department provides housing and financial counseling to assist individuals and families in the acquisition of a home or rental property.  Referrals are made to government housing authorities, rental assistant programs and homeless shelters.   For additional information or appointments call (954) 457-1460.

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 Hepburn Center Food Panty

FOOD PROGRAMS
The Human Services Department offers two Food Distribution programs that provide temporary assistance to residents of Hallandale Beach.   Food Pantry - The Hepburn Center houses a food pantry consisting of canned items, staple foods and meats available to those in need. The pantry is open Monday through Friday, but you must see a Social Worker before receiving any food. Individuals are interviewed to ensure they meet eligibility requirements.  The Center accepts donations from individuals, groups/organizations, and businesses.  USDA Monthly Food Distribution Program - This is a Federal entitlement program that provides food items to individuals and families the first Wednesday of each month from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Hepburn Center. You must pre-qualify through an interview process and be registered for the service.  For additional information or appointments call (954) 457-1460.

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HEALTH SERVICES
The Department facilitates health screenings, health fairs and community forums at the Hepburn Center on a regular basis.  Memorial Healthcare System, Broward County Health Department, Nova Southeastern University, Mount Sinai Hospital, Aventura Hospital, Care Resource, and other health service providers collaborate with the City to ensure that comprehensive services are available to community residents.  Most of these services are provided free and a concerted effort is made to reach individuals who are uninsured.

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LEGAL AID SERVICES
The Department of Human Services has a partnership agreement with Broward County Legal Aid to provide free legal services to residents.  Legal Aid requires individuals to meet certain eligibility guidelines in order to receive services.  Appointments are available on Tuesdays at 9:30 am, 10:30 am and 11:30 am.  You must schedule an appointment in order to receive the service. Call (954) 457-1460.

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FOOD STAMPS, MEDICAID AND CASH ASSISTANCE
ACCESS Florida is a service the City provides in partnership with the Department of Children and Families.  You can apply on-line for food stamps, cash assistance and Medicaid.  If you need to use a computer, one is available for you at the Hepburn Center.  If required, a Social Worker is always available to assist Hallandale Beach residents with DCF Services.  For additional information or appointments call (954) 457-1460.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The Department in collaboration with the Hallandale Police Department has a partnership agreement with Women In Distressto provide individual and group support services to women who are victims of domestic violence.  These services are provided in a safe and private environment to ensure that the victims right’s and safety are upheld.  If you are a victim of domestic violence or experiencing difficulty in your home that may lead to violence please call 954-457-1460 or 954-457-1400.

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VOLUNTEER SERVICES

Do you have time to share some of your talent, skills or to be a tutor? Are you looking for a place to work as a volunteer?  The Human Services Department is in need of individuals who are sixteen or older to serve as volunteers in different roles.  All volunteers must pass a Level II Background Screening.  Interested volunteers must pay $41.25 for the screening.  Background forms can be picked-up from the Human Services Department.  Interviews will be held to see if you are an appropriate for volunteer placement.  For more information, please contact the Human Services Department at (954) 457-1460 or complete the Volunteer Enrollment Form and e-mail to Human Services.

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