CenExel RCA is a wholly-owned, multi-specialty research site that conducts Phase I – IV clinical trials. CenExel RCA inpatient and outpatient studies are made up of healthy and special populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric age groups. Our mission is to be the best-in-class clinical research site contributing to the development of new medications by conducting trials at the highest ethical standards. We are a CenExel Center of Excellence, assuring unparalleled patient engagement, staff expertise, and valuable results.

Thank you for being a hero! Your participation in research gives hope to countless individuals living with mental illness.

Below, you will find several advocacy organizations in your area where you and your loved ones can find support and information on your condition.

Thank you for being a part of this important research!

CenExel RCA Local Advocacy Organizations:

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

Founded in 1984, NAMI Broward County is dedicated to the eradication of the stigma associated with mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life for all individuals affected by these diseases. NAMI Broward County provides free support groups, education classes and seminars, legislative advocacy, and information for people in our community living with mental illness as well as their loved ones. Programs include Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, Basics, Provider Education, and Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) for law enforcement personnel.

NAMI Broward County, Inc.
4161 NW 5 St, Suite 203
Plantation, FL 33317
Phone: (954) 316-9907
Email: namibroward@gmail.com

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are.

Welcome to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of South Florida, a local chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). We provide peer support groups for people who deal with mood disorders. Our support groups are free and confidential. We primarily support individuals living with depression or bipolar disorder. We also provide free and confidential support for their families and friends. We are peers – individuals just like you – who have come together in search for support, someone to speak with and share solutions with that work for us. Please join us at one of our support group meetings and spread the word about dbsasouthflorida.org. All our support group meetings are free of charge, confidential, and supportive. We hold meetings in Broward, Miami Dade, and Palm Beach and Pinellas counties. You need not preregister. All you need to do is show up and participate! That’s it. That simple. Again we stress – our meetings are confidential. What is said, stays. If you need to search for meetings nationally point your browser @ dbsalliance.org JOIN US! We have been there. We will empathize and we can help.

DBSA South Florida
Pompano Beach, FL
Tel: (954) 336-8258
Email: eric@hotbusinessops.com

DBSA South Florida
Fort Lauderdale/Tamarac, FL
Tel: (954) 224-5218
Email: Barryfspinner@gmail.com

DBSA Hollywood

3400 North 29th Avenue

Hollywood, Fl. 33020

Contact: Louis Altshuler

Tel: (954) 682-1060

MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

MHA of Southeast Florida is your voice for mental wellness. Since 1957, we have remained true to our mission of promoting mental health through education, prevention, research, advocacy and empowerment. Our services include information and referral, school-based prevention programs for children, education and support of parents so they can make their families strong. In addition, for over 20 years, our 9MusesArtCenter has helped adults find hope and enjoy a better quality of life.

MHA of Southeast Florida
7145 West Oakland Park Blvd
Lauderhill, FL 33313
Phone (954) 746-2055

MHA of Palm Beach County
909 Fern Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone (561) 801-4357

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.


As a part of AFSP’s growing nationwide network of chapters, we bring together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide in our communities. Families and friends who have lost someone to suicide, vulnerable individuals, mental health professionals, clergy, educators, students, community/business leaders, and many others energize our chapter.

AFSP Southeast Florida

Tara Larsen, Central and Southern Florida Executive Director

Phone: (407) 415-8757


Broward Community & Family Health Centers, Inc. (BCOM) is a non-profit organization and is committed to providing accessible comprehensive high quality primary and preventive care services to all persons with dignity and respect. Our focus is on preventive care and health education to promote healthier lifestyles in the communities we serve.

Clinic Hours:

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am – 7:00pm


Broward Community & Family Health Centers, Inc.

5010 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 100-B  

Hollywood, FL 33021

Phone: (954) 967-0028


Regardless of your health needs, immigration status, religious beliefs, gender, age, if you are insured or uninsured, at Care Resource we care for all who need quality healthcare services. Services: Behavioral health, medical, dental, testing & prevention, support services.


Care Resource

871 West Oakland Park Blvd.

Oakland Park, FL 33311

Phone: (954) 567-7141


Community Enhancement Collaboration, Inc. Services


Client Choice Food Pantry: 

Every Monday 3pm-5pm

Broward Residents Only!

The client choice food pantry allows people seeking food assistance to choose for themselves what products they receive and eat. Our pantry resembles a small store, and clients can choose their own food, which limits the waste of pre-bag food they may not eat due to health or religious reasons dependent on food availability. Walk-ups are welcome. 

Pet Food & Product Distribution:

Every Monday 3pm-5pm

Broward Residents Only!

CEC will provide registered members of Hollywood Community with free dog and cat kibble, canned food and treats + cat litter, whatever may be available!

Mobile Drive-Thru Pantry:

Every Friday 12pm-2 pm

Broward Residents Only!

Community Enhancement Collaboration, Inc.

 5648 Wiley Street

Hollywood, FL 33023

Phone: (954) 987-0625



Since 2010, the Footprint to Success Clubhouse has been striving to find meaningful employment for our members.  By focusing on the talents, strengths, and abilities of our members, we work together performing the daily tasks of running the Clubhouse in a non-competitive environment. Our goal is to encourage members to seek employment within the community.

Members learn skills that can be applied to real jobs: computer literacy, financial literacy, employability skills, cognitive enhancement skills, data entry, culinary skills, etc.



Footprint to Success

3521 W. Broward Boulevard, Suite 107

Lauderhill, FL 33312

Phone: (954) 657-8010



Health & Behavioral Dimensions, Inc. (HBD) is committed to helping children and adults with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and mental
illness to receive personalized residential and community experiences. We strive to provide the highest standard of behavioral healthcare and habilitation. We believe people’s needs are best meet by first recognizing their strengths and building experiences on these strengths. We believe an integrated and multi-dimensional approach is the most effective way to provide supports. This approach enables people to achieve both a better quality of life and reach their full potential in work, home and social endeavors. We partner with families, the medical community, school and program staff, as well as other local community services to achieve these goals.


Health & Behavioral Dimensions, Inc.

120 SW 6th Ave

Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009

Contact: contactus@hbdfl.com

Jubilee Center Soup Kitchen is open 5 days a week – Monday through Friday – The Jubilee Center Soup Kitchen, located at 2020 Scott Street in Hollywood, serves a nutritious lunch to approximately 150 people each day. Lunch is served at 11:00AM.



Jubilee Center Soup Kitchen

2020 Scott St.

Hollywood, FL 33020


SunServe recognizes that the entire LGBTQ community has the right to quality care, our mission is to provide critical life assistance and professional mental health services with an emphasis on economically disadvantaged, marginalized youth, adults and seniors in the greater South Florida metropolitan area.




2312 Wilton Dr

Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Phone: (954) 764-5150



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This list only includes those advocacy organizations that The STARR Coalition is affiliated with. If you know of other advocacy organizations that could be included in this list, please contact us at action@thestarr.org.  Thank you!