Resources

Community Resource List

The following resources may be useful to you if you are expecting a baby, planning on becoming pregnant, or are already a parent. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive, but rather an overview of some available resources.

Local Community Resources
The Community Resources Blue Card is updated and maintained by the Child Abuse Prevention Task Force of Brevard County. This list is not all-inclusive, but provides a large variety of local community resources contacts.


The Substance Misuse and Mental Health Resources Card is updated and maintained by the Brevard Prevention Coalition and Eckerd Connects. This list is not all-inclusive, but provides a large variety of community resources contacts.


211 Brevard
www.211Brevard.org

2-1-1 is a simple, easy-to-remember number to call when you want to find or give help in Brevard County. Trained 2-1-1 specialists are available around the clock to help people who:

  • Are seeking information about or referral to local governmental, health and social services.
  • Want to talk to someone about grief, relationship issues, personal crisis, family concerns, etc.
  • Are depressed and/or considering suicide.

Adoption Services

Brevard Family Partnership
(321) 752-4650
www.brevardfp.org
Find out more about becoming an adoptive parent or family for a child in the foster care system.
Florida Adoption Center
(321) 250-5683
www.floridaadoptioncenter.com
Services to adoptive parents include home study services, pre-adoption training, birth mother matching, adoption placement, post-placement supervision and post adoption support.

Baby and Pregnancy Websites

Baby Center
www.babycenter.com
BabyCenter is committed to providing the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information in the world. Their content is doctor approved and evidence based. You can track your pregnancy and baby’s growth, get answers to your toughest questions, and connect with moms, dads, and expectant parents just like you.
Cribs For Kids
(321) 632-2737
brevardcares.org/get-involved/cribs
Parents or caregivers can receive a Cribette by completing an education and awareness class about safe sleeping practices, the dangers of co-sleeping, and the risk factors associated with SIDS.
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
www.floridahealthfinder.gov/LandingPages/DeliveriesNewborns.aspx
Find delivery and newborn outcome measures including number of hospitalizations and length of stay.
March of Dimes
www.marchofdimes.com
Information and resources related to pregnancy, birth and newborns. Ensuring the best possible start for parents-to-be and their babies by providing access to care, in-person and online education and support.
Just Mommies
www.justmommies.com
Interactive pregnancy calendars, checklists, budgets, and other useful tools.
Text4Baby
www.text4baby.org
If you’re pregnant or a new mom, there is a free service called text4baby that can help keep you and your baby healthy. Text4baby will send 3 text messages each week to your cell phone with expert health tips to help you through your pregnancy and your baby’s first year.
VROOM
www.vroom.org
Vroom is a global program of the Bezos Family Foundation. Free, science-based tips and tools help parents and caregivers give children a great start in life today—and an even better future.

Birth Certificates

Vital Statistics Brevard
(321) 454-7163
brevard.floridahealth.gov/certificates/birth/index.html
Florida Birth Certificates
(904) 359-6900
www.floridahealth.gov/certificates/certificates/birth/index.html
Other State Birth Certificates
(800) CDC-INFO
www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/index.htm

Breastfeeding Support

Space Coast Breastfeeding Coalition
spacecoastbreastfeeding.weebly.com/community-resources.html
Brevard County breastfeeding resource list
LaLeche League International
www.lalecheleague.org
Advice and support on many aspects of breastfeeding.

Child Care (School Readiness) and Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)

Early Learning Coalition of Brevard
(321) 637-1800
www.elcbrevard.org
– Child Care Resource and Referral is a free service available to anyone looking for a quality child care environment to enhance the total development of their children.
– The school Readiness financial assistance program helps eligible families with the cost of child care. 
– Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Education Program (VPK) is a FREE educational program created to prepare every four-year-old in Florida for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success.
Early Head Start
www.chsfl.org/services/for-parents/early-head-start
Children’s Home Society of Brevard operates Early Head Start for low-income eligible families throughout the county. Early Head Start can help you guide your child’s early years as you lay the foundation for your child to be ready to enter Pre-K.
Head Start
www.brevardschools.org/HeadStart
Brevard County School Board operates Head Start centers for low-income eligible families at schools throughout the county. Head Start is a high quality federally funded program that serves eligible three and four year old children and their families. The Head Start program is the first step in a continuum of care, education and family services that provides stable uninterrupted support beginning in preschool and extending into elementary school.   

Pregnancy and Crisis Centers

Agape Pregnancy Center
300 Magnolia Ave, Merritt Island, FL
(321) 454-9853
www.apcbrevard.com
Free Confidential Services: Pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, pregnancy counseling, pregnancy classes, baby boutique, post abortion support, and miscarriage counseling.
Pregnancy Care Center at BETA
620 Garden Street, Titusville, FL
(321) 264-0446
pccbeta.com
Free Confidential Services: Pregnancy tests, compassionate Lay-Counseling, pregnancy options information, STI testing referrals & prevention materials, pregnancy prevention information, area resources & referrals, educational classes, baby supplies, diapers & formula, and abortion recovery help.
Pregnancy Resources of Melbourne
165 Babcock St., Melbourne, FL
(321) 752-5540
www.pregnancyresourcesmelbourne.com
Free Confidential Services: Pregnancy tests, ultrasound, STD testing, educational programs – pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, post-abortion support, and mentoring.

Pregnancy Loss Support

Cherishing the Journey
www.cherishthejourney.org
Pregnancy and post-natal support when your baby has a negative prenatal diagnosis, or passes unexpectedly after birth.
The TEARS Foundation
thetearsfoundation.org
The TEARS Foundation seeks to compassionately lift a financial burden from families who have lost a child by providing funds to assist with the cost of burial or cremation services.  We also offer parents comprehensive bereavement care in the form of grief support groups and peer companions.
Florida Chapter of The Tears Foundation
www.facebook.com/FloridaTearsRockWalk
A warm and caring atmosphere where grieving parents with similar experiences can come together and feel comfortable sharing their feelings about loss and their love for their babies. Participation is absolutely FREE, voluntary and all information is kept confidential.

Substance and Drug Use During Pregnancy

Alcohol and Substance Use During Pregnancy
www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/maternalinfanthealth/substance-abuse/substance-abuse-during-pregnancy.htm
Information and resources about tobacco, alcohol and drug use during pregnancy.

Additional Resources

Children’s Home Society
www.chsfl.org
Information about foster care, and intervention programs for building strong families.
Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions (FAHSC)
www.healthystartflorida.com
Find a Healthy Start Coalition in any Florida County.
Florida KidCare
www.floridakidcare.com
Child health insurance you can afford.
Healthy Families
www.healthyfamiliesfla.org
Information about strengthening families and promoting positive parent-child relationships.
Nurse Family Partnership
www.nursefamilypartnership.org
Nurse-Family Partnership works by having specially trained nurses regularly visit young, first-time moms-to-be, starting early in the pregnancy, and continuing through the child’s second birthday.

Healthy Babies Start With Healthy Moms