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Social Service Programs
All Social Service programs and groups are located at the Tamarac Community Center (TCC), 8601 W. Commercial Blvd. unless noted otherwise. Call the Information and Referral line at (954) 597-3642 for more information on social service programs that may be available in Broward County.

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View the Social Services Programs flyer for a printable version of all City of Tamarac Social Services groups and programs. We also publish a monthly newsletter for your convenience.

To become a volunteer with the City of Tamarac, please call (954) 597-3642.

Social Services Programs/ Groups

Blood Pressure Screening

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. No appointment necessary.  Sponsored by Tamarac Pharmacy.

Communications-Free Amplified Phone

The Center for Communications-Free Amplified Phone provides amplified phones and TDDs free of charge to residents of the State of Florida who are deaf and/ or hard of hearing. Please call Social Services at (954) 597-3642 for more information.
When: Days vary
Free 911 Cell Phones for Seniors
2nd Monday of each month at 9:00 am. Call (954) 597-3642 to set up an appointment. Donations of cell phones are accepted.
Hear for Good Outreach Services 
Free hearing tests and discount hearing aids through the nonprofit foundation Hear for Good, Inc.
When: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 and Wednesday, November 1, 2017, by appointment only.
Please call (954) 597-3642 to book your appointment

Parenting Group 
Group presented by Memorial Hospital Systems.
When: Every Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Peace of Mind
Are you looking for Peace of Mind? Please join Chief Psychologist, Jessica Ruiz, Psy.D. from Jewish Family Services for group sessions on various topics.
When: 1st Tuesday of each month, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Positive Adjustment Group 
Learn coping skills on how to adjust to life changes including losing a loved one, health, daily living activities, moving, etc. A licensed mental health therapist will facilitate this important group for all seniors.
When: Every Monday, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Senior Social            
Join us for bagels and coffee and an educational lecture.
When: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 11:00 am

SHINE Counselor
Serving Health Insurance Needs for the Elderly. Questions regarding your Medicare/ Medicaid insurance? Call the Area Agency on Aging and Disability resource center to speak to a SHINE counselor: (954) 745-9779.

Spanish Support Group 
"Facing the Challenges of Life" Support Group. Group will be conducted in Spanish and is for Tamarac residents only. To register please bring ID and proof of income. For more information, please call Social Services at 954-597-3626.
When: 2nd Thursday of the month (starting September 14, 2017), 11 am to 12 pm

Veteran's Advisor
This service is no longer offered, effective December 2016.


Hurricane Season begins June 1st. If you or someone you know needs to be registered for Broward County's Special Needs Shelter including transportation to the special needs shelter or Red Cross Shelter during hurricane evacuation, pre-registration is required. Please call Broward County Hurricane Preparedness at (954) 357-6385. Please read the flyer for information on special needs shelter, volunteering for hurricane season and information on the Vulnerable Population Registry (page 1 and page 2 of flier), for those who elect to stay home in the event of a hurricane or other disaster AND are at risk due to a disability, frailty or health issues.