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2-1-1 Counts lets you answer your questions about local needs

211 Counts LogoWant to know how many people told 2-1-1 Brevard they needed help with food, shelter or other basic needs in the past year, the past month or even yesterday? Want to know how many of those people live in a particular ZIP code, part of the county or legislative district?
Near real-time data now is available via an initiative called 2-1-1 Counts, which 2-1-1 Brevard joined earlier this year.
A “dashboard” at brevard.211counts.org can be customized to help document community needs and create reports for use by governments, nonprofits, service providers or anyone with an interest in community well-being.
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Winners named for 2017 Stars of the Space Coast

Winners have been named for the Parrish Medical Center Stars of Space Coast Awards to honor the “stellar work” of nonprofits, presented Friday, Dec. 1, by 2-1-1 Brevard. They are:
• Family Promise of Brevard for the Health First Supernova Award.
• Tom Kammerdener of Aging Matters in Brevard for the Hospice of St. Francis Superstar Award.
• Joe Steckler of Helping Seniors of Brevard for the Imperial Plaza/CBRE Superstar Award.
• Brevard Family Partnership for the Florida Power & Light Community Star Award.
• 2-1-1 hurricane volunteers Chris Brotemarkle, Geraldine Doyle and Keith Gee for the Publix All-Star Award.
The recognition ceremony was postponed from September because of Hurricane Irma and was held in the King Center Rotunda.

Health Watch: Diabetes Management and Heart Disease

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2-1-1 Brevard part of MYFLVET network to help veterans

1-844-MYFLVET2-1-1 Brevard is part of a statewide program of 2-1-1 providers that is dedicated to helping Florida veterans.
Florida has the third largest veteran population in the nation with 1,755,680 veterans calling the state home. 2-1-1 Brevard is working in conjunction with the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs and the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay to provide a helpline where veterans can receive both emotional support and linkages to community resources.
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RESOURCES FOR PUERTO RICO EVACUEES IN BREVARD

Dial 2-1-1 for updated information and assistance regarding the governmental, health and social services listed under the headings below, as well as other services. Click on “FIND SERVICES” above for additional resources.

CHILD CARE

Early Learning Coalition for Child Care Resource & Referral (321-637-7272), Subsidized Child Care (waiting list may apply) and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten.
321.637.1800 www.elcbrevard.org

EDUCATION

Brevard Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten- 12th grade, Alternative & Charter Schools, English as a Second Language & Adult Education Programs
321-633-1000 www.edline.net/pages/Brevard_County_Schools
Eastern Florida State College is offering in-state tuition rates to students from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and extending the time for provision of transcripts
321-433-7300 www.easternflorida.edu/admissions/displaced-hurricane-students.cfm

EMPLOYMENT

CareerSource Brevard offers a variety of job search & training services
321-504-7600 careersourcebrevard.com

FOOD

Florida Department of Children & Families Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; aka “food stamps”) 866-762-2237 www.myflorida.com/accessflorida

HEALTH

Brevard Health AlliancE will provide medical home; patients may self-attest to income for sliding fee scale. Will provide vaccinations once established as patient.
321-241-6800 www.bhachc.org
Children’s Medical Services assists children with special medical needs.
321-639-5888 www.floridahealth.gov/alternatesites/cms-kids/index.html
Florida Department of Health in Brevard County Evacuees eligible for all normal DOH services.
321-454-7111 brevard.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/index.html
Immunizations 30 day waiver on immunizations to expedite school registration. The nearest Health Department facility can provide immunizations.
Nursing Homes One Senior Place can assist with free assessments
321-323-7325 or floridahealthfinder.gov/LandingPages/NursingHomeGuide.aspx
Prescriptions Florida pharmacies may provide a 30-day emergency refill. Take your current medication or prescription and insurance information to nearest pharmacy.
WIC recipients can call the WIC office or nearest Health Department.
321-639-5793 brevard.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/clinical-and-nutrition-services/wic/index.html

HOUSING

Florida Housing Corporation’s Affordable Rental Housing Locator is surveying rental property owners in Brevard on available and suitable housing, including those that will execute short-term leases and accept FEMA rental assistance vouchers.
877-428-8844 www.floridahousingsearch.org

LEGAL

Brevard County Legal Aid may be able to assist with insurance issues, lost documents, temporary guardianship issues.
321-631-2500 www.brevardcountylegalaid.org

TRANSPORTATION

Space Coast Area Transit (SCAT) provides fixed route bus service and wheelchair accessible, curb-to-curb paratransit services
321-633-1878 321transit.com