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.

Food Pantry

Tamarac's Food Pantry will be open to qualified residents on the 2nd and 4th Thursday for the month of March and starting April will be open on the 1st and 2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month while supplies last. By appointment only.  Please call (954) 597-3626 to schedule an appointment.

Must be within the income guidelines listed below.

Household Size

Extremely Low Income

0%-30%

Very Low Income

 

31%-50%

Low Income

 

51%-80%

1 person

$0  to  $18,750

$18,751  to $31,200

$31,201  to  $49,950

2 persons

$0  to  $21,400

$21,401  to  $35,650

$35,651  to  $57,050

3 persons

$0  to  $24,100

$24,101  to  $40,100

$40,101  to  $64,200

4 persons

$0  to  $26,750

$26,751  to  $44,550

$44,551  to  $71,300

5 persons

$0  to  $30,680

$30,681  to  $48,150

$48,151  to  $77,050

6 persons

$0  to  $35,160

$35,161  to  $51,700

$51,701  to  $82,750

7 persons

$0  to  $39,640

$39,641  to  $55,250

$55,251  to  $88,450

8 persons

$0  to  $44,120

$44,121  to $58,850

$58,851  to  $94,150

Rental Assistance

Residents can call 2-1-1 to inquire about assistance from United Way or the Family Success Center at 954-357-5000.

Special Needs Hurricane Shelter Registration

Register now for special needs hurricane shelters in Broward County. To qualify for services and for further information, call Broward County Elderly and Veterans Services at (954) 357-6385 or visit www.broward.org.

Individual Counseling

Free limited sessions for Tamarac residents only by a licensed mental health therapist. Call counselors Lakshmi at (954) 655-7040 or Jessica at (954) 317-9460 to make an appointment. Please leave your name and phone number and your call will be returned within 24 hours.

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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.

Can You Help?

Food Drive

You can make a difference! Please help us collect non-perishable food to help benefit those in our community. Take part in our food drive.

Social Services Programs/ Groups

Eat Healthy, Be Active

The City of Tamarac invites seniors to participate in Eat Healthy, Be Active, a series of in-person community workshops designed to help you make better lifestyle choices, promote good health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. For more information or to be placed on our interest list, please call (954) 597-3642.

Hear for Good

Free hearing tests and discount hearing aids through the non-profit foundation, Hear for Good Inc. Consultations are by appointment only. Please call (954) 597-3642. Please note this service is not available during the summer months of June, July, and August. 

Mind Cleansing Meditation

Guided by a skilled instructor, guests will enjoy a lecture on the purpose and process of meditation, followed by a 30 minute meditation session. Class will be held at the Tamarac Community Center or via Zoom. Space is limited. Advance registration is required for in-person and virtual sessions by calling (954) 597-3642.

When: 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 11:15 a.m.

Positive Adjustment

Led by a licensed mental health therapist, guests will learn strategies to cope with life changes such as loss of a loved one, health challenges, daily living activities and relocation. Class will be held at the Tamarac Community Center. Space is limited. Advance registration is required by calling (954) 597-3642. 

When: Mondays, 10:30 - 11: 30 a.m.

Senior Social

Seniors ages 55 and over can mix and mingle and enjoy games and refreshments.  Masks required.  Space is limited.  Please call (954) 597-3626 to register.

When: Third Tuesday of the month, 11 a.m. to Noon

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.

Tax Program

Broward Tax Pro, formerly known as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is offering free tax return preparation services at the Tamarac Community Center. To make an appointment, please call 954-597-3642. 

Tamarac Community Center On-site Tax Services

Windows 10: Meet the Computer

Take charge off your on-line life with an introduction to basic computer skills and e-mail. Computers are provided in the class room. Space is limited. Call 954-484-7117, Ext 7 to register.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 24 - July 12, 2 to 3:15 p.m.

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