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 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursday for the month while supplies last. By appointment only.  Please call (954) 597-3626 to register and schedule an appointment.

Must be within the income guidelines listed below.

Household Size

Extremely Low Income

0%-30%

Very Low Income

 

31%-50%

1 person

$0  to  $18,750

$18,751  to $31,200

2 persons

$0  to  $21,400

$21,401  to  $35,650

3 persons

$0  to  $24,100

$24,101  to  $40,100

4 persons

$0  to  $26,750

$26,751  to  $44,550

5 persons

$0  to  $30,680

$30,681  to  $48,150

6 persons

$0  to  $35,160

$35,161  to  $51,700

7 persons

$0  to  $39,640

$39,641  to  $55,250

8 persons

$0  to  $44,120

$44,121  to $58,850

Rental Assistance

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

Broward Emergency Rental Assistance - 954-831-3727, https://www.broward.org/rentassistance/pages/default.aspx

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.

Social Services Programs/ Groups

Citizenship Program

To find out if you are eligible to become a U.S Citizen, please contact Hispanic Unity at 954-964-8884 or www.hispanicunity.org.

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. 

iPhone Essentials

An iPhone Essentials class for Seniors 60+. Students will bring their own device which must be fully charged for class. Space is limited. Call 954-484-7117 (Option #4) or e-mail techservices@thesofia.org.

When: October 17th to November 9th -  Monday and Wednesdays, 2 - 3:30 pm

Mind Cleansing Meditation

Do you need to reduce anxiety and increase relaxation? 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: Beginner -Meet the Computer (Spanish)

This free 6-week course is an introduction to basic computer skills. Classes are September 13th to October 20th: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.  Space is limited. Call 954-484-7117, option #4.

Windows 10: Intermediate

This free 6-week course will raise your confidence level and develop your computer skills to improve and enrich your daily life. Classes are September 21st to October 28th: Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.  Space is limited. Call 954-484-7117, option #4. 

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