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Like many things that change us and the world in some way, it starts with a dream, a vision, and an idea. The SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride) is no different. It was born out of a dream to make a real and significant difference in the lives of those infected, affected and at risk for HIV/AIDS. In 2002, the idea was a welcome change to this kind of fundraising, but met much skepticism about the reality of meeting these goals of 100%. The ride became a reality one year later in November of 2003 with less than 100 riders and about 100 crew, miraculously we raised $169,000 and returned it all to AIDS Service Organizations. Thirteen SMART Rides later over $8.5 million has been distributed throughout Florida making SMART Ride the 2nd largest AIDS bicycle ride in the country and the only one of it’s size to give back 100%.

Thank you to our 2017 Production sponsors:




Read more about the history of The Smart Ride


Broward House is a proud Broward County beneficiary of SMART Ride 14. All funds received from The SMART Ride will support gaps in funding. You can support Broward House by joining our team Give-A-Shift or becoming part of the crew! Broward House received over $147,000 from SMART Ride 13. 

What it means to be a Broward House rider:

Riding 165 miles may begin as a personal challenge, but as you are surrounded by others with a common purpose of making a difference it becomes much more!  You recognize that each dollar you raise, each mile you pedal will make a difference in someone’s life.  Yes, there will be more services.  Yes the SMART Ride is a fundraiser, but is it also an awareness raiser.  Someone will pass you on the road and your presence will inspire them to get tested.  Someone will talk to their child about HIV.  Someone will talk to their partner about being safe and healthy.  Someone will think… If they care about me, I should care for myself and go to the doctor, take their medications.  You will tell people who face Stigma each day… there are people out there who care, who believe we all deserve hope and dignity. Yes, you will do all of this by just showing up!  Ride safe, ride proud – you will make a difference

What it means to be part of the crew:

In the fight for HIV it takes survivors and fighters, friends, family, partners, spouses, community advocates, health care providers, social workers to bring healing and reduce stigma.  On the ride it takes nearly one crew member for each riders.  Making a difference requires many skills and loads of compassion, there are many opportunities to be a part of this difference and share what you have to give by crewing or sponsoring the ride

You can also support team Give-A-Shift by donating to one of our riders or sponsoring our team! 

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For more details on riding or crew contact Stacy Hyde at 954-522-4749 x1234 |

If you wish to sponsor our team contact our development department at 954-522-4749 x1221 |




Save the Date!  Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Dining Out For Life® 2017 will be a spectacular and delicious event and we look forward to your participation!
Scroll down to find a participating restaurant!



Broward House, welcomes you to one of its most fun and community engaging events....Dining Out For Life® Broward County.  

You just need to go out for a spectacular meal...that's it!  So Easy!

This year, some of Broward County's best restaurants will donate at a portion of their proceeds to Broward House.
All you have to do is dine at one of the participating restaurants and you will be helping those affected by HIV and AIDS in our community.

Keep an eye on this page as we keep adding new restaurants.  


Broward House relies on the generosity of our community to address the needs of our clients not met by our grants and protect the services that have had a reduction in funding.  We provide everyone who walks through our doors guidance and support.  It is the donations and event participation of individuals and businesses that allows us to continue this tradition.

Broward House is a not for profit social services organization with 28 years of providing services for individuals in our community impacted by HIV and other health concerns.

We strive to provide the community with services to support healing, prevention and the reduction of stigma. Our strategy of care includes a holistic approach to addressing an individual and family’s needs and capitalizing strengths.

The Spirit of Hope Society is an opportunity for individuals, families, or businesses to support the care and service Broward House provides to the community through an annual contribution commitment. These tax deductible contributions may be submitted monthly, quarterly, or annually.

Individual Partnership Opportunities:

  • Positively impact your community
  • Professional and personal networking
  • Specials for Broward House events
  • Honored with name plaque on our Spirit of Hope Red Ribbons

Corporate Partnership Opportunities:

  • Receive valuable marketing & advertising opportunities
  • Create extensive brand awareness
  • Be a leader in social awareness and philanthropy
  • Encourage your employees to change lives while fostering company unity


Spirit of Hope Partnership Levels

Visionary - $10,000/yr


HIV & STD testing and education for 160 high risk individuals

3 home cooked meals a day to more than 85 individuals in our Assisted Living Facility for one month ensuring their nutritional stability

Renovation & upkeep at one of our 10 HOPWA-based Independent Living facilities


Humanitarian - $5,000/yr


A month of comprehensive Care Coordination for 10 HIV+ individuals

Access to Mental Health Care for 30 individuals for one month

24 Community-based Prevention and Education events for individuals at high risk for HIV Infection



Advocate - $2,500/yr


Intensive substance abuse treatment in our 24-hour support and care program for one month

Two families furniture and basic household necessities when moving into an Independent Living residence

Emergency food & toiletry baskets for 240 individuals at our Client Services Center


Steward - $1,200/yr


Emergency medications for an uninsured client for up to 2 months

6 Community-based Prevention and Education events for individuals at high risk for HIV Infection

CPR and First Aid Training to 24 Broward House staff members


 Mentor - $600/yr


Thirty-day bus passes for 20 clients to get to life-saving health appointments or jobs allowing them to maintain their independence

A Dignity Basket of toiletries and linens for 24 residents in our Assisted Living facility

Assists 12 clients in accessing birth certificates and photo identifications required to apply for medical and social services and housing programs



   More information about the Spirit of Hope Society:

Development Department


Are you looking to make a general monetary or in-kind donation? Perhaps you or your agency wishes to do a group volunteer activity that supports our clients and programs? Here are some projects and programs you can support!  Building Naming and other recognition opportunities available.

Volunteers are the driving force of Broward House. Without the enthusiasm and commitment of our volunteers Broward House would not be as successful nor as impactful as we are today! It is our mission to improve the lives of HIV+ individuals in our community as well as the lives of others with acute illnesses. Our volunteers help us reach our highest potential and allow us to help the greatest number of those in need. We have a few different volunteer opportunities here at Broward House and we welcome you to apply for any or even all of our positions!

Upcoming Events

Cocktails on Top
09-15-2017 6:00 pm
SMART Ride 14
11-17-2017 6:00 am

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