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School Social Worker Services

Atlantic Technical College provides free and confidential social work services to all students. The services are offered to assist students with personal challenges that may interfere with their academic goals.

The following services are provided:

  • Short-term counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referral & linkage to community resources
  • Student Support Groups
  • Workshop and activities
  • Education and information

Crisis Numbers

It can be difficult to remember or look up crisis numbers when you’re, well, in a crisis. Saving these numbers in your phone can help save a life – including yours.

Homeless Helpline (Broward County)954-563-4357

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 988
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24/7.

Dial 2-1-1/ Broward – Call 954-537-0211    
If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help

Crisis Text LineText MHA to 741741
The Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

The Trevor Project Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
A national 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.⠀

Trans Lifeline – Call 877-565-8860
Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 1-800-799-7233 or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto or text LOVEIS to 22522.

The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

For additional local resources, please check out this resource, the Connections Book by Mental Health America of Southeast Florida, or contact the school social worker, Kim Fort

Kim Fort, LCSW
School Social Worker
754 321-5122
[email protected]
Building 10, Office of Student Affairs
Hours:  Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Mental Health National and Local Resources


RAINN – Anti-Sexual Violence Organization

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Mental Health America of Southeast Florida

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention

Henderson Behavioral Health
Youth Emergency Services – 954-677-3113
Centralized Receiving Center – 954-606-0911, 4720 N. State Rd. 7, Lauderdale Lakes 33319

Sunserve (LGBTQ resources) – 954-764-5150

Women In Distress of Broward County (Domestic Violence help)– 954-761-1133

Substance Abuse Resources

Broward Addiction Recovery Center – 954-357-4880, 325 SW 28th St., Ft Lauderdale 33315

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Live Another Day

Resources for Black Men

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers FREE basic tax return preparation for individuals who qualify. These IRS certified volunteers help prepare tax returns and provide tax counseling to:

  • People with incomes $58,000 or less
  • People with disabilities
  • Limited English-speaking taxpayers

VITA sites are operated by IRS partners and staffed by community volunteers with tax law training. To find a location near you, please click on the link –