• New Family Assistance Center for Those Impacted by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Tragedy: The District, in partnership with the American Red Cross and federal, state, local and community agencies has opened a Family Assistance Center (FAC) to address immediate needs and provide support for those impacted by this tragedy. The FAC, located at the Parkland Recreational and Enrichment Center, 10559 Trails End, Parkland, FL, 33076. The Family Assistance Center will offer: Counseling, Victim Services and Compensation, Replacement Drivers Licenses and Identification Documents, Health Care Assistance, Travel Assistance and Interpreters and translation services will be available.

• Counseling support for students and families is available at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065.
• For Marjory Stoneman Douglas staff members, grief counselors will be available at the Parkland Library, 6620 N University Drive, Parkland, FL 33067
• Counselors are also available for students and staff at every District school.

By Phone
• Professional helpline for those affected by the shooting: 211
CDC Disaster Distress Helpline: 1.800.985.5590, text TalkWithUs to 66746
• If you need to speak with a counselor over the phone, the Broward County Public Schools hotline with family counselors is available 24/7, through Monday, February 19. Call 754-321-HELP or 754-321-4357.

By Text
• Text option for counseling from Broward County Public Schools. Additional information and links to other sources are availabe on the STONEMAN DOUGLAS alert button at Text FL to 741741 to be connected to a family counselor that can help students and families.

• CDC Disaster Distress Helpline e-mail:
• To offer assistance, e-mail
• If you need to speak with a counselor, the Broward County Public Schools will connect you with a counselor if you email

Information on Parkland & Coral Springs Response

• March 14th will be a National School Walkout in schools, which is being led by the Women’s March Youth Empower,
• March 24th - Do Better 954 March For Our Lives - local march and protest in Broward County in congruence with the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C.. For more information,
• March 24th there will be a protest in Washington DC, which is being organized by March for our Lives,
• April 20th there will be another National Walkout in schools, which will mark the 19th anniversary of Columbine,

• March 13 – Poems for Parkland: Poetry of Peace – For more information,
• March 14th - Interfaith Service of Healing & Unity. Join us as we unite with the greater Broward County community. For more information,

• Broward County Public Schools asks that the media respect the privacy of the victims’ families and loved ones as they deal with their unthinkable loss and heartache.
• Red Cross – “While we do not typically serve hospitals in South Florida, the Red Cross provided 50 units of type O negative blood to support hospitals in response to the shooting. We stand ready to provide additional blood and blood products as needed. It’s the blood that is already on the shelves that helps during an emergency. Volunteer blood donors are needed each and every day to help save lives. The Red Cross has an adequate blood supply to respond to this tragedy and is grateful for all donors who generously give blood throughout the country.”

Ways to Help

Donate Blood
• Margate Blood Drive - Tuesday, February 27th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the City of Margate will hold a blood drive to help replenish supplies that were used to treat the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The OneBlood Big Red Bus will be parked at Margate City Hall’s overflow parking lot at the corner of Park Drive and NW 10th Street. To expedite the process, please pre-register and schedule your appointment online at Enter the sponsor code: 34993. As a token of the City’s appreciation, each blood donor will receive two tickets to Calypso Cove, the City of Margate’s water park. In addition, donors will get a wellness checkup that includes iron count, blood pressure, pulse, temperature and cholesterol screening. For more information, please contact the City of Margate at (954) 935-5272.

Create a Banner
• The principal of Stoneman Douglas High School has requested banners to help line the walls and the outside of the school with words of support, encouragement and love for when the students and teachers return to school. These banners can be dropped off at the Parkland Library, the Watercrest Community Center (ask for Nadia between 9am to 9pm) or our office, 5890 S. Pine Island Road, Davie, FL 33328.

Classroom Supplies for Teachers
• When school resumes at Stoneman Douglas High School, there will be around 30 teachers who will be unable to return to their classrooms and retrieve their materials, supplies and belongings. These teachers will be temporarily moving into conference rooms, computer labs and teaching planning areas for their classes. These teachers are looking for materials, such as posters and decorations, that will make these spaces look like classrooms and school supplies, such as pencils, pens, notebooks, paperclips etc.. The teacher's wishlist has been created on Amazon, If you would like to donate any items for these teachers, they may be brought to the Jewish Federation at 5890 S. Pine Island Road, Davie, FL 33328.

Backpack Drive
• 3000 backpacks are being collected by March 7th for every Stoneman Douglas student. For more information click here

• In the wake of this enormous tragedy, the Jewish Federation of Broward County has opened a fund to address the immediate and long term mental health needs of our community members. For both the Jewish community and the community at-large, we must secure the necessary resources to provide for mental health counseling, training for front line professionals, and creating safe places with appropriate experts and counselors to allow for the treatment of ongoing trauma for students, teachers, families, and community members. 100% of funds donated will go directly to fill this critical need. Click Here to donate.
• Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund: Donations raised here will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific shooting. To donate, follow this link,
• This Tuesday-Friday United Way of Broward County will be collecting gift cards to distribute to the families who lost a loved one during the horrific tragedy at Stoneman Douglas. #ParklandStrong #PrayforDouglas#LIVEUNITEDBroward

Purchase a T-Shirt
The Parkland, FL PTA/PTO's is selling t-shirts to help those most affected by the horrible shooting. 100% of the profits will go to the victims families, first responders and to the Stoneman Douglas High School Memorial Fund. For more information and to buy a t-shirt go to,

For questions please send an email to or call 954-252-6900.