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Update Regarding Broward County Resiliency Center (Former Family Assistance Center)

Friday, March 02, 2018
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) continues to focus on providing support and services to the victims, families, employees and community affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, as we cope with the aftermath and recovery process.

The District, in partnership with local and community agencies, offers extended hours and services to address immediate needs and provide support for those impacted by this tragedy through the Broward County Resiliency Center (former Family Assistance Center). The Broward County Resiliency Center is located at the Parkland Recreational and Enrichment Center, 10559 Trails End, Activity Room 4, Parkland, FL, 33076.

The center’s hours of operation are: Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4; noon – 5 p.m. and Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9; noon – 7 p.m.

The Broward County Resiliency Center offers expanded services, including:

  • Crisis Counseling
  • Grief Counseling
  • Spiritual Care
  • Language Translation
  • Referrals to Community Resources

For those needing to speak with a counselor over the phone, the BCPS hotline with family counselors is available from
 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day at 754-321-HELP (4357).  211 Broward, the comprehensive helpline for crisis and health, and human services is also available 24/7 by dialing 2-1-1.

You can also email 24/7 towesupport@browardschools.com or text FL to 741741 to connect with a counselor. For additional information and resources, visit the Crisis Support online resource atbrowardschools.com/crisissupport

To offer your support or services to the Marjory Stoneman High School community, visitbrowardschools.com/WeSupport. The Broward Education Foundation has also established a Go Fund Me account.






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