Our History

Our History

Tierra Smith, Director | Prevention Central

Tierra Smith
Executive Director,
Prevention Central

Prevention Central is a 501 © (3), non-profit, faith-based organization which was founded in 1993. Initially organized to address the issues of minority over representation in the juvenile justice system. Prevention Central has expanded to respond to issues of Family Reunification Services, Prevention, Emergency Food Pantry, Parenting and Neighborhood Empowerment.

Since 1993, Prevention Central, formerly Mount Bethel Human Services Corporation, Inc., has focused on the needs of disadvantaged youth and families in the inner city of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County as a whole. We keep a countless number of youth who are runaway, truant and/or exhibiting ungovernable behavior from entering into the juvenile justice system through our Children in Need of Services/Families in Need of Services (CINS/FINS) program.

Additionally, we provide over 20,000 food packets to low and moderate income families in Broward County annually, provide employability skills training to the community and provide parenting classes as needed.

Founded by Bishop C. E. Glover, a liberation theologian, we are a faith-based organization that thrives to empower people to become complete in their resolve. It is our mission to provide help, hope and healing to those who need it the most!

Our Mission:

Our Mission:

To provide Help, Hope and Healing to those that need it the most.
 
Meet the Prevention Central Team

Meet the Prevention Central Team

It takes teamwork to make the dream work! Meet the wonderful members of our Executive and Program teams.

The Administrative Staff

Founder/President
Tierra Smith, Director | Prevention Central
Executive Director

The Program Services Staff

Director of Prevention Services
SNAP Coordinator
Sr. Case Manager
Family Resource Center Coordinator
Program Assistant / Mentor
Project L.I.V.E Coordinator
Stacy Scott | Prevention Central
Case Manager / SNAP
Diamelys Vargas | Prevention Central
CINS/FINS Case Manager

Board of Directors

Founder/President
Board Chair
Vice Chair
Board Member
Board Member
Robin Newkirk
Board Member
Testimonials

Testimonials

How we have impacted others.