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Resources

Devereux Community Based Care is proud to provide resources for children, adolescents, caregivers, families and child service professionals in our community. This section outlines links and resources provided by our network providers and reputable organizations we feel can assist you in finding information on subjects ranging from crisis stabilization to community health resources.

2-1-1 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast
2-1-1 is a helpline and crisis line to assist in intervention, suicide prevention, assessment and referral to community services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for individuals and families living in Indian River County, Martin County, Okeechobee County and Palm Beach. Dial 2-1-1.

Chapter 39 - Proceedings Related to Children

Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County
The Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County provides programs and resources for local families that focus on improve the quality of life for all children in St. Lucie County.

Children’s Services Council of Martin County
The purpose of the Children's Services Council is to plan, coordinate, fund, and evaluate programs and to address public policy issues relating to children in Martin County

Department of Children and Families
Provides prevention, treatment and financial support for a wide-range of services for individuals and families living in the state of Florida.

Department of Juvenile Justice
Information on the state’s juvenile justice system, including research, statistics, and program descriptions.

Florida Abuse Hotline
(800) 962-2873
The Florida Abuse Hotline accepts reports 24 hours a day and 7 days a week of known or suspected child abuse, neglect or abandonment and reports of known or suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult. To make a report you can call 1-800-962-2873 or report online at https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us/. 

Florida Administrative Code

Florida’s Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice
Information and training resources for child welfare professionals.

Florida Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

Heart Gallery of Okeechobee & the Treasure Coast
Please visit the Heart Gallery to learn more about local children available for adoption.

Keys to Independence
The Florida Keys to Independence Act was signed into law in 2014; the pilot project is targeted to youth in licensed foster care between the ages of 15 to 21, and will reimburse youth and caregivers for the costs associated with driver’s education, driver’s licenses and other costs related to getting a driver's license as well as motor vehicle insurance.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization for individuals diagnosed with severe mental health illnesses, family members and caregivers. NAMI offers education, support and advocacy services.

Treasure Coast Food Bank
Delivers programs to the community to meet emergency food needs to the Treasure Coast residents.