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A Safe Haven For Newborns - Pregnancy & Adoption Support

The aim of this agency is to prevent the abandonment of newborns. Women who have an unexpected pregnancy can find help here. Safe Haven is a safety net for mothers and their newborns. They help new mothers before they reach the crisis stage. Clients can get information and advice about adoption and parenting. Please see the website for more information.

24-Hour/Multilingual Helpline: 1.877.767.2229

Agency for Persons with Disabilities - Social Services

People with certain disabilities may apply for services from APD.

Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) may offer the following services:

  • Medicaid HCBS Waiver through iBudget Florida
  • Placement in an intermediate care facility for those with developmental disabilities
  • Supported employment services
  • Supported living services
  • Consumer Directed Care Plus (CDC+)
  • IFS funding for non-waiver customer expenses

Please call for more information.

Alachua County - Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center

The Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center offers a program to help anyone who is a victim or survivor of violence. Victims do NOT have to report to law enforcement to receive services. All services are free and confidential.

Services Include:

  • Immediate outreach to victims of sexual battery
  • Face-to-face and telephone counseling
  • Support groups
  • Accompany and support victims through criminal justice proceedings
  • Transportation to court appearances and other appointments related to the victimization
  • Assist with application process for Victims Compensation and relocation for Sexual Assault Victims
  • Assistance with Protective Injunctions
  • Emergency assistance with urgent special needs
  • Personal advocacy
  • Information and referral
  • Community education, speeches, and consultation
  • Network with other victim service providers and state organization
  • Outreach services provided in the Gainesville Police Department
  • HIV Test Site

Please contact for more information.

Alachua County Crisis Center - Crisis Center

This crisis center provides help 24 hours a day. Trained phone counselors are always available.

  • After-Hours Information and Referral
  • Community Education
  • Community Trauma Response
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Crisis Line - 352.264.6789
  • National Suicide Hotline - 1.800.784.2433
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1.800.273.8255
  • Rumor Control - 352.264.6557
  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group

Please call or visit website for more information.

Catholic Charities Gainesville Regional Office - Family Assistance

Catholic Charities provides many services to those in need without regard to race, religion, ethnic group, etc.

Services include:

  • Adoption
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Food Pantry
  • Holiday Assistance
  • Homeless Prevention
  • Housing Opportunities Program (HOP)
  • Mobile Outreach Food Program
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Prescription Assistance
  • Utility Bill Assistance

Please see the website for more information.

Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida - Employment Services

This agency helps people with disabilities with a broad range of services. The goal is to enable them to live as independently as possible. Sign language interpreting services are available. Some Medicaid recipients may be eligible to transfer from a nursing home to their own home.

Services include:

  • ADA Paratransit Screenings
  • Advocacy
  • Disability Travel Training
  • Employment Services
  • Equipment Loan Closet
  • High School High Tech Enrichment Program
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Information and Referral
  • Nursing Home Transition Services
  • Peer Support
  • Sign Language Interpreting
  • Travel Training

Please call for more information.

Locations:
Main Location
222 SW 36th Terrace
Gainesville, Florida
32607
352.378.7474

7361 Forest Oaks Boulevard
Spring Hill, Florida
34606
877.232.8261

3774 West Gulf-to-Lake Highway
Lecanto, Florida

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