About Us

The Children's Services Council of Broward County is an independent taxing authority established by the voters in 2000 and reauthorized in 2014.The CSC's mission is to provide leadership, advocacy and resources necessary to enhance the lives of the children of Broward County and empower them to become responsible, productive adults through collaborative planning and funding of a continuum of services.

The organization funds close to a hundred programs that serve children and families, advocates for policies that protect the interests of future generations and provides leadership that brings the child-serving community together. The CSC works with Community Partners to help "Turn the Curve" in a positive direction on issues like: Maternal and Child Health Family Strengthening After-School and Out-of-School Time Kinship Care Youth Leadership, Advocacy and Employment Support for Youth and Families with Special Needs. Click HERE for information about The Florida Children's Council and all other CSC's throughout the state.
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The Children’s Strategic Plan

The CSC is the backbone agency for Broward County's Children's Strategic Plan. We provide support and services to more than 1,500 partners working to analyze data around, and find solutions to, the community needs of our youth.

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Our Authorizing Statute

From the establishment of a special district and governing board, to financial requirements and budget procedures, our statute outlines the legal requirements of our operation. 

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Drowning Prevention | Broward County Health Department
954-467-4700 ext. 5965

Drowning Prevention is a collaborative community effort driven by the Drowning Prevention Task Force. In 2009, the Children’s Services Council allocated funding to support a full-time coordinator housed at the Broward County Health Department who provides insight and accountability for the implementation of the Drowning Prevention Action Plan. Task Force members create a culture throughout Broward that infuses drowning prevention methodologies, practices, and messages that directly impact families with young children.

Earned Income Tax Credit | HandsOn Broward
954-233-1296

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal anti-poverty program that provides financial assistance for working families. In 2002, the Children’s Services Council began promoting EITC through a county-wide public awareness campaign. Since then, over $500 million have been returned to Broward residents. Many low-income EITC recipients file their returns for free at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, and a mobile team that serves Broward residents.

Primary POC: Kathy Wint | kathy@handsonbroward.org

Earned Income Tax Credit | Hispanic Unity of Florida
954-342-0424

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal anti-poverty program that provides financial assistance for working families. In 2002, the Children’s Services Council began promoting EITC through a county-wide public awareness campaign. Since then, over $500 million have been returned to Broward residents. Many low-income EITC recipients file their returns for free at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, and a mobile team that serves Broward residents.

Primary POC: Ingrid Ekblad | iekblad@hispanicunity.org

Fatherhood Mentorship Program | Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward
954-765-0550

Biweekly program serving fathers who want to improve their connections with their children. Services include educational groups, and case-management using an evidence-based parenting curriculum “24/7 Dad”, counseling and support groups, and family-building activities.

Primary POC: Dontraey Oliver-Johnson | doliverjohnson@hmhbbroward.org | 954-765-0550 ext. 336

Financially Assisted Childcare | Early Learning Coalition of Broward County
954-377-2188

This program provides subsidized child care for low-income families residing in Broward County based on income eligibility. The intent of this program is to prevent child abuse and neglect; assist families in becoming or remaining economically self-sufficient; and prepare preschool-aged children to enter school ready to learn.

Foster Care & Adoption | Forever Family
954-303-5802

Weekly segments on the NBC-6 local news feature Broward children in need of a permanent, caring home. On occasion, Forever Family will highlight related issues, such as foster parentrecruitment, Guardian ad Litem recruitment, and foster/relative care youth transitioning to independent living.

Primary POC:
Gia Tutalo-Mote | gia.foreverfamily@gmail.com

Foster Care & Adoption | Heart Gallery of Broward
954-918-3008

A traveling exhibit of professional portraits and biographies of children available for adoption. The photographic and kiosk-based gallery is displayed in many public places, such as shopping centers and libraries that can reach hundreds of prospective parents.

Primary POC:
Yvette DuBose | yvette@heartgalleryofbroward.org

The Faces of CSC

The greatest tool you can give a child is the ability to persuade and speak with confidence. Being that my YIG experience positively impacted my emotional literacy skills, I would like to pass these on to those who are less fortunate.
"This program has touched me and made a difference in my life."
"I will be the first to say, Youth in Government should be a part of every teenager's life, because I know without it I wouldn't be the person I am."
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