GOD’S LITTLE ACRES
4551 NW 39th Ave., Coconut Creek
godslittleacres.org, info@GodsLittleAcres.org, 954-984-0787
Nonprofit, multicultural, nonreligious Florida licensed charity that provides safe and controlled recreational opportunities for terminally ill and developmentally disabled children ages 2 to 11 with their families. The 5-acre ranch serves as an escape for children with, for example, cancer, leukemia, AIDS, cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and more.
21441 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton
Boca Raton-based group home for boys ages 9 to 17 who have been removed from abusive and neglectful homes and placed in protective care by the state.
HENDERSON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Locations in Palm Beach and Broward counties
Nonprofit behavioral health care system for children, adults and families. Manages a 650 housing units for adults and children, including supportive housing, permanent housing for those with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, a safe-haven and emergency homeless shelter, residential treatment and group home care.
HORSES AND THE HANDICAPPED OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Tradewinds Park North, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek
For almost 30 years, Horses and the Handicapped has provided equine therapy to children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional special needs. This NARHA-accredited facility serves those living in Palm Beach and Broward counties.
JOEY’S OUTBACK ADVENTURE
10670 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington
During Special Needs and Autism Night from 6 to 8 p.m. the second Monday of each month, parents can bring their children with autism or other special needs to play at a discounted rate with specially trained employees. $9 per child including dinner or $7 without dinner. Adults get 10 percent off food.