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Access Florida - Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance, and Medicaid

The Food Stamp Program helps people with low income to buy healthy food. The application can be done online. Please see the website for your local service center. The application is also used for Temporary Cash Assistance, Medicaid, and all other Dept of Children and Families services.

You can view the application in English, Haitian-Creole, or Spanish.

Deaf/Hearing Impaired:
Florida Relay 711 or
TTY: 1.800.955.8771

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

Children's Home Society of Florida - Family Treasures Thrift Shop

Staffed almost entirely by volunteers. The Family Treasures Thrift Shop is a community effort. It is stocked with carefully selected donated items. All of our profits go toward helping Children's Home Society of Florida create stronger families and brighter futures for children throughout mid-Florida. Stores provide free items to families involved in CHS programs. Please call for more information.

Items offered include:

  • Adult Clothing
  • Books
  • Children's Clothing
  • Electronics
  • Furniture
  • Jewelry

Hours:
Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Columbia County Health Department

Columbia County Health Department provides a range of services to the community. Some services are free, or based on a sliding scale fee. Please call or visit our website for more info.

Services include:

  • Adult Health
  • Children’s Health
  • Chronic Disease Services
  • Communicable Disease Services
  • Florida Healthy Start Program
  • Fort White Clinic
  • H1N1 Clinic Schedule
  • HIV/AIDS Services
  • Immunizations
  • Primary Care
  • School Health Coordination
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • WIC (Women, Infant and Children)
  • Women’s Health

Columbia County Senior Services, Inc.

Senior Services provides many services to senior adults. Please see the website for more information.

Services include:

  • Activities - educational, health support, recreational
  • Butterfly Garden
  • The Club - dementia specific adult day center
  • Emergency Alert Response - in-home device offers immediate response in an emergency
  • Extended Family Services - help with chores, meals, pet support, respite time (fees involved)
  • Heirloom Gift Shoppe - handcrafted items and more
  • Home Care for the Elderly Program - designed to help keep an older family member at home
  • Home Delivered Meals - nutritionally balanced meals for the home bound
  • Hot Lunch - at the Lake City Lifestyle Enrichment Center or the Fort White location, Monday through Friday
  • In-Home Services: CCSS helps with homemaking, personal care, respite and more

Emergency Pregnancy Services

This agency offers help to pregnant women. All services are free to clients. Counselors provide a caring atmosphere where women can be educated about their choices. They can get adoption information or post abortion counseling. They can also get baby supplies. Please see the website for all services.

They provide the following:

  • Adoption assistance
  • Infant, children and maternity clothing
  • Material assistance including diapers, formula and infant items
  • Medical and community referrals
  • Options counseling
  • Pregnancy testing

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