The Children's Services Administration (CSA) Section of the Community Partnerships Division works to improve and empower the quality of life of Broward County's children and families by engaging the community to develop and support a continuum of care collaboratively and efficiently. The Broward County Board of County commissioners allocates approximately $18 million each year for contracts with organizations to provide services to children and families residing in Broward County.
CSA staff is responsible for assisting with both the creation and support of solicitations conducted on behalf of the Section, including content and related documents. Staff provides ongoing technical assistance to community partners as to outcome attainment, program monitoring, and fiscal performance and management of the agencies approved for funding by the Board of County Commissioners.
Staff also provides support to the Broward County Children's Services Board, an advisory board that develops funding recommendations to the County Commission.
In 2020, the Children's Services Administration was awarded the Transitional Independent Living (TIL) System of Care Hero Award from the FLITE Center.
The Board of County Commissioners, and other major children's services funders in Broward, are working in collaboration to develop a comprehensive and unduplicated Children's System of Care to address the various needs identified throughout the County.
These services address the needs of children and families throughout several program categories. These include:
- Behavioral Health - Services such as mental health and substance use counseling, case management and family support.
- Special Needs - Services such as medical home support, respite care with enrichment and advocacy.
- Youth Housing - Services such as youth emergency shelter and independent living and rent assistance.
- Youth Economic Stability and Supportive Services– Services such as supported employment, financial training, and education, and paid or unpaid work experiences.
- Child Care Assistance
The Section also administers the One Community Partnership grant in collaboration with the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, Inc. through a federal grant received from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
For additional information, please contact the Community Partnerships Division at 954-357-8647