Conferences and Churches

St. Andrew Catholic Church
Website
9950 NW 29th St
Coral Springs, FL 33065
(954) 752-3950

St. Ambrose Catholic Church
Website
PO Box 999
Deerfield Beach, FL 33443
(954) 427-2225

Our Lady Queen Of Heaven Church
Website
1400 South State Road 7
North Lauderdale, FL 33068
(954) 971-5400

Mary Help Of Christians Church
Website
5980 University Dr
Parkland, FL 33067
(954) 323-8012

Our Lady Of Mercy Catholic Church
Website
5201 N Military Trail
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
(954) 421-3246

St. Coleman Catholic Church
Website
1200 S Federal Hwy
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(954) 942-3533

St. Gabriel Catholic Church
Website
731 N Ocean Blvd
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(954) 943-3684

Our Lady Of Czestochowa Polish Catholic Mission
Website
2400 NE 12th St
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(954) 946-6347

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
Website
1401 Coral Ridge Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33071
(954) 753-3330

St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church
Website
2700 NE 36th St
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
(954) 943-9154

St. Vincent Catholic Church
Website
6350 NW 18th St
Margate, FL 33063
(954) 972-0434

San Isidro Catholic Mission
Website
2310 Martin Luther King Blvd
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
(954) 971-8780

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church
Website
3331 NE 10th Terr
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
(954) 941-8117

St. Henry Catholic Church
Website
1500 S Andrews Ave
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
(954) 785-2450

St. Malachy Catholic Church
Website
6200 John Horan Terr
Tamarac, FL 33321
(954) 726-1237

About North Broward

The North Broward District Council is over 40 years in the making, and was established in 1975 by Jim Gates and other local active Vincentians at St Vincent and St Gabriel Churches, among others. The Coiuncil grew from 4 or 5 Conferences to its current size. Of the fifteen parishes in North Broward shown above, eleven have an active Conference.  Each request should be channeled through the local parish church’s contact number shown above. In the event that the parish church cannot help, please contact our 24/7 call center at (888) 866-3811. The Pompano District Council was established in 1975 and it was not as a result of municipal actions. Instead, south Florida was just one more victim of a recession which was sweeping the nation. It was not the inability to build that cooled the boom. Rather, it was the inability to sell.

At one point, there were an estimated 50,000 unsold condominium apartments in the area, and times were tough, especially for the poor and the needy,  and these were many hungry mouths to feed locally.

By 1976 the building industry began to revive. With it came a concern that the uncontrolled and, sometimes, unwise growth that characterized the past would not be repeated. A new county charter gave Broward’s government broad powers to monitor and improve the quality of life and the environment. The passage of of the 1977 Land Use Plan, of which the St Vincent de Paul Society had a hand, was a major step toward limiting urban sprawl and insuring that the area’s resources, natural, economic and social, would be put to their best use. In short, citizens and leaders had allied in their desire to see that the land once “unfit for human habitation” would not become uninhabitable again.

Fast forwarding to 2015, there were at total of 9,500 cases and home visits that were done by over 150 Vincentian volunteers, with an in-kind value of cash, goods and services of over $250,000. North Broward operates a Thrift Store at 2323 North Dixie Highway in Pompano Beach, where the local Conferences send their cases for free furniture and clothing, and where homeless people are treated to free clothing worth $25-50 on a monthly basis. All who are needy will be helped as much as possible.

This Council is known nationally as a ‘Pioneering Council’ in terms of partnering with the local community agencies to advance the breaking down the barriers in Broward County and the surrounding Miami/Dade areas. Specifically, when Frank Voehl followed Fred Schweitzer as President the following programs had either been initiated or were started as Innovative Projects for Community Improvement:

Disaster Operations w/VOAD,  Transportation for the Elderly (Starquest Van), Hope for the HomelessHandicapped Employment Supports, Curb-Cuts for Wheelchairs,  and Strategic Alliances using MOUs.