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Information & Referral Resource Guide: Home

Connecting Social Service Resources to Libraries from Martin County to Miami-Dade


The Information and Referral Resource Guide is intended to help librarians develop connections with local and national social service resources and events so they can support patrons in the diverse communities across the South Florida Region. It provides access to  information for:

  • social service-related professional development, programming

  • grant writing resources

  • social service in libraries research

  • social work internship resources and connection to participating University Information

This resource was developed in collaboration with SEFLIN, FIU, FAU and the MDPLS Library System as well as other participants from SEFLIN member libraries.

This project was designed to ignite collaboration, building community partnerships among varied agencies and local resources. It is innovative in its approach, redefining service to patrons, considering the whole person, and developing a mosaic of connected resources within the community to tend to those needs.

I would like to thank Lauri Rebar, MLIS, M.Ed Associate University Librarian FAU and Jennifer Abeloff, Associate Director, Clinical Assistant Professor at FIU's Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work for their efforts and aid on this project. As well as members of SEFLIN'S Social Services in Libraries Discussion Group who helped with the project. 

24/7 Helpline

broward county public library       Marticn county public library.      miami dade public library       palm beach public library

  Broward 24/7 Helpline                        Martin 24/7 Helpline                     Miami-Dade 24/7 Helpline               Palm Beach 24/7 Helpline 

Other Helpline Resources

Centers for Disease Control


Crisis Text Line 

Text HOME to 741741

Crisis text line offers free 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. to text with a trained crisis counselor. Live chat via Facebook messenger.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center


Information about COVID-19

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Hotline Live-Chat

Expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk to confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources, information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources and best practices for professionals.

SAMSHA National-helpline


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration helpline

Trevor Project 


Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer an questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Comprehensive source of locally curated social service resource


Librarian Resources

Community Resources - All words are active links (under construction)


Community Calendar


Community Calendar


Community Calendar

     1. MDPLS - Main 

     2. MDPLS - Miami Beach Regional 

Palm Beach 

Community Calendar

     1. Delray Beach Homeless Task Force Community Calendar

Librarian Resources



Statistical Resources


Grant Writing

Florida Trends

Staff Training

Programming Possibilities

National Trends

Whole Person Librarianship

Internship Resources


Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work


Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work

BSSW I Learning Contract

BSSW II Learning Contract

MSW I Learning Contract

MSW II Learning Contract

MSW III Learning Contract 

Field Instructor Checklist

Social Work Interns

     1. Forms

     2. Assessment Toolbox

          a. Initial Intake Form

          b. ACE Questionnaire

          c. Brief Resilience Scale 

     3.  Calendar



Statewide and National Resources - Social Work Related

Statewide Resources

National Resources




This guide was developed by Melanie Zaskey. You can contact her at