HANDY’s mission is to embrace, educate, and empower vulnerable youth to become engaged, productive adults. Founded in 1985, HANDY has met the needs of more than 45,000 Broward County children and youth in foster and relative/non-relative care under protective supervision. HANDY annually serves more than 1,300 at-risk children and youth, between the ages of birth to 23 years. HANDY's programs focus on education, youth development, and economic self-sufficiency.


Upcoming Events

HANDY's Lunch Box Luncheon

Date: Friday, March 21, 2014

Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Event Venue: HANDY, Lillian S. Wells Center,

501 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

HANDY's "Lunch Box" is a bi-monthly luncheon held at HANDY, usually falling on the 3rd Friday of the month.

It's free of charge, very laid back and the best way to get a sense of the heart and soul of HANDY. We always have young people and life coaches involved in the discussion. In addition, the "Lunch Box" has proven to build relationships among community members and spark ideas for enhanced collaboration and partnerships. Lunch, of course, is provided.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to Phyllis Tinker, PTinker@HANDYinc.org if interested.

HANDY's 9th Annual Scholars Breakfast

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Time: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (Doors open at 7:30 a.m.)

Event Venue: Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in the Crystal Ballroom

Tickets:$55- Please go to: https://www.blacktie-southflorida.com/calendar/event-detail.cfm?id=10189

Sponsorships: Please go to: https://www.blacktie-southflorida.com/calendar/event-detail.cfm?id=10189

HANDY will be recognizing three “Champions of Children” whose interest, vision, and generous support have significantly contributed to HANDY's success: Joseph Farrell, Jr., President/CEO of Resolve Marine Industries, community leaders Marsha and Alan Levy, and Eugene K. Pettis, Esq. of Haliczer Pettis &Schwamm, P.A. and President of the Florida Bar. The breakfast is truly memorable and also recognizes HANDY scholarship recipients who are graduating from college this year.

Title Sponsor:

Presented by:

Valedictorian Media Sponsor:

Dean’s List Sponsors:

Broward College, FAU, Hyatt Regency Pier 66, Resolve Marine Group

Honor Roll Sponsors:

BrandsMart USA, EBG, Kathryn & Roy Krause, KM Wealth Management,
Moss Construction Managers, Tripp Scott

Study Group Sponsors:

Allegiance Crane & Equipment, Auxis, Baker Concrete Construction, Barbara Burnette & Ken Burnette,
Barbara & John Gehrig, Broward County Sheriff’s Office, C. Davis Electric, Central Broward Construction, Community Bank of Broward, Eagle Consulting Firm, Guardian Ad Litem Broward,
Hypower Electrical Services, Jillian Krueger Printz, Larocca & Associates, Inc.,
Lotspeich Company of Florida, Inc., Dr. Marcelle & Andy Rosen, Marsha & Alan Levy,
Nicole and Justin Akers, Rachel Danzig, Suzanne Driscoll, StockarMcDougle

Sponsor a Student:

Congressman Alcee Hastings
Drs. Marietta and Ira Glazer
Shavitz Law Group

Media Partners:

Blacktie South Florida
Eye on South Florida
Forever Family
Lifestyle Media Group
Sun Sentinel Society Scene


Becky Irwin, Beth Bryant, Carlton Fields Law Firm, Commissioner Chip LaMarca, Congressman Alcee Hastings, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Dan Daley, Dolphin Entertainment, Evan Goldman, FAU,
Morgan Stern, Phifer & Messina, Rachel Danzig

2014 Scholars Breakfast Planning Committee:

Committee Chair: Suzanne Driscoll
Committee Co-Chair: Jessica Lopez

Committee Members:

Katie Adler, Elaine Appel, Ashley Buchanan, Barbara Burnette, Hilary Creary, Hillary Fox, Barbara Gehrig,
Jan Jordan, Suzanne Kranz, Marsha Levy, Samuel Millos, Jillian Printz, Miguel Ramirez, Dr. Joyanne Stephens, Melanie Tillbrook, Lynn Vega and Lucy Weber

HANDY Staff Liaisons:

Kirk Brown, Beth Bryant, Deborah Ginsberg, Evan Goldman, Phyllis Tinker

Increased High School and College Graduation Rates
Improved Relationships with Adults and Peers
Reduced Crime and Delinquency
Increased Self-Sufficiency and Confidence

Have a vehicle you need to get rid of?

Donate your car, truck, boat, RV, motorcycle, aircraft, or golf cart and all proceeds benefit HANDY!