Counseling


In-Person
• Behavioral Health Associates of Broward, Counseling Centers of Goodman JFS, has a 56-year tradition of providing confidential counseling. Call 954-303-0888 to schedule an appointment at their Parkland-Coral Springs or Plantation offices; 11555 Heron Bay Blvd., Suite 200, Coral Springs, FL 33076 or 100 S. Pine Island Rd., Suite 230, Plantation, FL 33324. Click here for more information. 

• New Family Assistance Center for Those Impacted by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Tragedy: The District, in partnership with the American Red Cross and federal, state, local and community agencies has opened a Family Assistance Center (FAC) to address immediate needs and provide support for those impacted by this tragedy. The FAC, located at the Parkland Recreational and Enrichment Center, 10559 Trails End, Parkland, FL, 33076. The Family Assistance Center will offer: Counseling, Victim Services and Compensation, Replacement Drivers Licenses and Identification Documents, Health Care Assistance, Travel Assistance and Interpreters and translation services will be available.

• Counseling support for students and families is available at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065.
• For Marjory Stoneman Douglas staff members, grief counselors will be available at the Parkland Library, 6620 N University Drive, Parkland, FL 33067
• Counselors are also available for students and staff at every District school.

By Phone
• Professional helpline for those affected by the shooting: 211
CDC Disaster Distress Helpline: 1.800.985.5590, text TalkWithUs to 66746
• If you need to speak with a counselor over the phone, the Broward County Public Schools hotline with family counselors is available 24/7, through Monday, February 19. Call 754-321-HELP or 754-321-4357.

By Text
• Text option for counseling from Broward County Public Schools. Additional information and links to other sources are availabe on the STONEMAN DOUGLAS alert button at www.cityofparkland.org. Text FL to 741741 to be connected to a family counselor that can help students and families.

Other
• CDC Disaster Distress Helpline e-mail: WeSupport@browardschools.com
• To offer assistance, e-mail vcintake@myfloridalegal.com
• If you need to speak with a counselor, the Broward County Public Schools will connect you with a counselor if you email wesupport@browardschools.com.

 

Ways to Help


Donate Blood
www.oneblood.org/donate-now

Create a Banner
• The principal of Stoneman Douglas High School has requested banners to help line the walls and the outside of the school with words of support, encouragement and love for when the students and teachers return to school. These banners can be dropped off at the Parkland Library, the Watercrest Community Center (ask for Nadia between 9am to 9pm) or our office, 5890 S. Pine Island Road, Davie, FL 33328.

Classroom Supplies for Teachers
• When school resumes at Stoneman Douglas High School, there will be around 30 teachers who will be unable to return to their classrooms and retrieve their materials, supplies and belongings. These teachers will be temporarily moving into conference rooms, computer labs and teaching planning areas for their classes. These teachers are looking for materials, such as posters and decorations, that will make these spaces look like classrooms and school supplies, such as pencils, pens, notebooks, paperclips etc.. The teacher's wishlist has been created on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ls/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_02eJAbB8B0203?ie=UTF8&lid=10DQRLKD3SLA6&ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_02eJAbB8B0203&ty=wishlist. If you would like to donate any items for these teachers, they may be brought to the Jewish Federation at 5890 S. Pine Island Road, Davie, FL 33328.

Backpack Drive
• 3000 backpacks are being collected by March 7th for every Stoneman Douglas student. For more information click here

Donations
• In the wake of this enormous tragedy, the Jewish Federation of Broward County has opened a fund to address the immediate and long term mental health needs of our community members. For both the Jewish community and the community at-large, we must secure the necessary resources to provide for mental health counseling, training for front line professionals, and creating safe places with appropriate experts and counselors to allow for the treatment of ongoing trauma for students, teachers, families, and community members. 100% of funds donated will go directly to fill this critical need. Click Here to donate.
• Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund: Donations raised here will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific shooting. To donate, follow this link, https://www.gofundme.com/stonemandouglasvictimsfund.

Purchase a T-Shirt
• 
The Parkland, FL PTA/PTO's is selling t-shirts to help those most affected by the horrible shooting. 100% of the profits will go to the victims families, first responders and to the Stoneman Douglas High School Memorial Fund. For more information and to buy a t-shirt go to, http://lovemsd.com/MSD_Strong/shop/home.

For questions please send an email to info@jewishbroward.org or call 954-252-6900.