Human Services


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Function

The Human Services Department provides effective and innovative Social Services and Community Partnership Programs to supplement basic human needs. The Department also offers life management choices for adults, children and families to enhance self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. The Human Services Department is comprised of three divisions: Administration/General Services, Youth Services and Senior Services. A Social Worker is assigned to each area to provide information and referral, case management, job readiness skills, emergency food, mortgage/rental, utility payment assistance, health services and out-reach, and Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency-ACCESS Florida (apply on-line for Department of Children and Families (DCF) food stamps, cash assistance and Medicaid). The Youth Services Division provides year-round VPK Programming, an After School Tutorial Enrichment Program and Out of School Time Camps (Spring and Summer Camps) to children in Grades VPK and Kindergarten through 8th Grade. The Senior Services Division offers a year-round Hepburn Senior Mini Center inclusive of Recreation Programs and Transportation Services for individuals age 60 and older.

Key Accomplishment

  • Continuation of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) – Program Restored July 2022 – Provides Monthly Food to Qualified Registered Participants
  • United Way Project Lifeline Program – Provides Weekly Food to the Community
  • Free Income Tax Program 2023 Year – Provided 42 individuals with free Income Tax Services to the Community
  • Florida International University Reading Explores Broward Program – Provided Free Reading Tutorial Services the Registered Summer Camp Participants which resulted in advanced placements for some Kindergarten students.
  • $1.1 million in Grant Funds Awarded in the last two years
  • CDBG/Entitlement Grants-47th Year-AS Tutorial Program 2021/2022 $100,000
  • CDBG/Entitlement Grants-48th Year-AS Tutorial Program 2022/2023 $95,000
  • iN2L Pilot Program $31,323.72
  • Maximizing Out of School Time 2021/2022 MOST CSC $150,025
  • Maximizing Out of School Time 2022/2023 MOST CSC $301,367 ($35,767 for August 2022, through September 2022 and $265,600 October 1, 2022 -September 30, 2023)
  • Older Americans Act-Austin Hepburn Senior Center -OAA REGULAR FY22 $48,872
  • UNIPER Pilot Program $16,253
  • ELC Phase V CRRSA $19,500
  • ELC Phase VI Corona Response $48,594
  • Early Learning Center: Summer Booster Grant $18,000
  • ELC ARPA Stabilization Subgrant $124,205.40
  • Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) Phase 39 $6,400
  • Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) Phase ARPA-R $25,000
  • Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) Phase 40 $6,400
  • Expanding Access to COVID 19 Vaccines via the Aging Network $12,507.75
  • Expanding Access to COVID 19 Vaccines via the Aging Network Amendment $8,000
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County (ADRC) Local Service Program (LSP) $103,181
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County (ADRC) Local Service Program (LSP) $111,006 – Application Pending Final Approval
  • Annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon – November 23, 2022 served seventy (70) seniors; seventy-two (72) homebound meals were distributed to Hallandale Beach senior residents
  • Community Turkey Distribution, thirty (30) turkeys donated by Humanity First
  • Adopt-A-Family thirty-eight (38) families were adopted by City of Hallandale Beach employees, Humanity First, and private citizens
  • After School Program Holiday Program was sponsored for the second year by Hallandale Beach Chamber of Commerce and Amsterdam
  • Florida International University Reading Explores Broward Program – Provided classroom observation for After School Tutorial Enrichment Program and Implementation of Best Practices to enhance reading interest for program participants.
  • MyCare Medical Food Distribution to Hepburn Senior Mini Center participants
  • Cricket Wireless Phone Distribution, every third Wednesday of the month. Over 120 senior participants met the criteria and were issued free phone services with this initiative.
  • FY 2022/2023 through April 2023 provided 38,071 duplicated clients with Human Services Contact and Social Services of which 423 were new clients.
  • FY 2022/2023 through April 2023 provided 949 duplicated clients with food services via the monthly Food Distribution Program.
  • FY 2022/2023 through April 2023 provided an average of 135 unduplicated seniors with recreation and transportation services via the Hepburn Senior Mini Center Program
  • FY 2022/2023 through April 2023 provided 7 unduplicated enrolled students with VPK Program Services
  • FY 2022/2023 through April 2023 provided 199 unduplicated enrolled students with Hepburn Center After School Tutorial Enrichment Program Services
  • Two (2) staff received Certified Director Credential with Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Endorsement
  • New community resource with Whoop connects Service Representative - Free tablets with internet service provided to qualifying individuals.



Goals


  • Increase Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) enrollment to eleven (11) students for the school year.
  • Increase community partnerships for the Hepburn Center After School Tutorial Enrichment Program.
  • Enhance volunteer participation with program services.
  • Promote and sustain the Hepburn Senior Mini Center with increased attendance, enhancing services, activities to the senior community and sustaining funding through Area Agency on Aging of Broward County.
  • Department will sustain following Grants: meeting goals for each grant funder Children Services Council (CSC), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG 49th Year), Area Agency on Aging (AAA)/Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County (ADRC); providing effective and efficient quality services to residents and surrounding communities seeking self-sufficiency.
  • Increase participation in our city-wide annual host events (Women in Distress clothing drive, Women’s Cancer Event, ASP Holiday Program and Thanksgiving Community Luncheon).
  • Complete document scanning and records retention project.
  • Develop and implement workplace strategies to reduce employee burnout and improve work-life balance.



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