Broward House in a not for profit social services organization with 28 years of providing services for our community impacted by HIV and other health concerns.
“What does a client of Broward House looks like”, an individual who desires and deserves to know they are worthy of respect and dignity. Someone who is impacted by a disease that affects every aspect of their being: emotional, spiritual, mental and physical, who should have ease of access to the care essential for healing. We cannot provide a single picture to describe who we serve. For that picture you must look in the mirror, at your neighbor, at the person walking down the street and the clerk behind the counter assisting you. We serve every age, every race, every gender, every sexual orientation, every education level – HIV/AIDS is everywhere and so is Broward House.
The continued broad impact of HIV/AIDS challenges us to continue to broaden our services in both mainstream and unique ways.
Our Mission: Victory Living Programs provides individualized services and opportunities to persons with disabilities so that they may experience life to its fullest and reach their highest level of independence.
Based in warm, beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Victory Living Programs offers our clients a safe, soothing and welcoming environment that allows them to form everlasting friendships, learn new things, socialize with their peers, live more independently and thrive!
For the past four decades, Victory Living Programs has created independent living environments for thousands of people with disabilities. Victory Living Programs offers premier supported independent living programs that place clients in their own individual, luxurious apartments. In addition to the top-tier supported independent living programs, Victory Living Programs also offers an extensive array of programming to assist clients with securing and maintaining employment, learning new skills, volunteering in the community and socializing with their peers - all of which make it possible to infuse independence and transform the lives of people with disabilities.
A 2 Day Ride, 165-Mile Ride from Miami to Key West
Like many things that change us and the world in some way, it starts with a dream, a vision, and an idea. The SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride) is no different. It was born out of a dream to make a real and significant difference in the lives of those infected, affected and at risk for HIV/AIDS. In 2002, the idea was a welcome change to this kind of fundraising, but met much skepticism about the reality of meeting these goals of 100%. The ride became a reality one year later in November of 2003 with less than 100 riders and about 100 crew. Miraculously, we raised $169,000 and returned it all to AIDS Service Organizations. Thirteen years later, over $8.5 million has been distributed throughout Florida, making SMART Ride the 2nd largest AIDS bicycle ride in the country and the only one of its size to give back 100%.
Participants come from across the State of Florida. From as far south as Key West, as far North as Jacksonville, and from Tampa to Palm Beach. Nationally, participants come from as far as Hawaii to as close as our neighboring state of Georgia, not to mention Internationally. The ride attracts between 400-500 participants with each event, but we touch thousands more on the road as we travel between cities and towns, and with each donation that is made. Last year, close to 10,000 people donated to our efforts – that’s quite an impact! Our own Mary Kinirons has completed the Ride, and both Bill and Mary have acted as support crew for many years.You can see more photos in our Facebook albums!
Organization: "Housing Opportunities, Mortgage Assistance, & Effective Neighborhood Solutions, Inc.”, founded in 1998, is a non-profit Florida corporation doing business as H.O.M.E.S., Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization with the IRS, and sales tax exempt with the State of Florida.
Mission: Providing Quality Community & Economic Development benefiting at-risk/disadvantaged lower income Broward County Residents and Neighborhoods.
Our mission is to impact and enrich our community by engaging individuals through service to meet critical needs of children, adults, veterans and nonprofits in Broward County.
Meals on Wheels South Florida serves over 10,000 clients throughout South Florida annually, and provides over 1.2 million meals annually. Our Social Work staff conducts 2,400 in home assessments annually. We rely on nearly 500 dedicated community volunteers. Meals on Wheels South Florida supports 100 client companion pets. Our organization collaborates with government agencies and other nonprofits to deliver our mission. Meals on Wheels South Florida participates with numerous local, state and national associations to promote and advocate for senior services. Clients who receive OAA (Older American's Act) funded meals pay nothing, and are never asked to pay for their meals.
FLIPANY’s mission is to foster healthy lives through nutrition education, physical activities, and wellness initiatives. FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2005 by FLIPANY’s President and CEO, Lynne Kunins. For the past 15 years, FLIPANY has brought customized health and wellness programming to more than 400 partner sites in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. Our innovative programs fight childhood obesity and hunger by focusing on healthy food preparation, food security, physical education and work-site wellness. FLIPANY’s programming includes Physical Activity, Soccer, Biking, Nutrition and Cooking Education, and USDA Afterschool and Summer Meal Program
The Lauderdale Yacht Club Sailing Foundation is dedicated to favorably impacting the lives of young people, primarily between the ages of eight and eighteen using sailing as a vehicle to teach boating, weather, marine safety, sea conditions, maritime ‘rules of the road’, racing, tactics, first aid and improve spatial and mathematical skills. We feel strongly that sailing at this age builds character, self-reliance, independence, self-respect and leadership skills in addition to supporting the math and science areas of education. The Foundation also supports organizations in South Florida that provide sailing opportunities disabled and disadvantaged youths.