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County’s Homeless Population Declines by 12 Percent

This year's Broward County Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, conducted over a three-day period on January 26-28, 2016 shows that the total number of sheltered and unsheltered persons experiencing homelessness in Broward County has decreased by 12 percent, from 2,615 to 2,302. The number of unsheltered persons decreased by 5 percent from 815 to 782. Both figures are comparisons to the same count done in January 2015. More...

County Announces Major Initiative to Combat Synthetic Drugs

Broward County, along with partners from law enforcement, the medical community, public schools, faith-based community, and the United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse announced a collaborative initiative to take aim at the growing dangers of Flakka, a synthetic, highly addictive drug that is wreaking havoc throughout Broward County. In response to the growing epidemic of Flakka usage, the partners have launched a public education and prevention campaign to inform and protect the public from the growing threat. Key to its message is that Flakka kills. The drug can be recognized by presenting symptoms that include excited delirium, agitation and paranoia. More...

Broward Addiction Recovery Center Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Broward Addiction Recovery Center (BARC) received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Recovery Month Broward Planning Committee, a group of private and public health care providers and sponsors, for the 43 plus years that BARC has been serving the most vulnerable citizens across Broward County. More...

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