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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.

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.

Florida Department of Children and Families - Services

This agency can help clients get services such as Food Stamps and Temporary Cash Assistance.

Programs Include:

  • ACCESS Florida (Food Stamps, Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance)
  • Abuse Hotline
  • Adoption information
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Domestic Violence resources
  • Foster Care
  • Homelessness resources
  • Human Trafficking information
  • Mental Health services
  • Refugee Services
  • Substance Abuse information
  • Please see the website for all services.

Florida Division of Blind Services - Vocational Rehabilitation

The aim of this agency is to create a barrier free environment for Floridians with visual disabilities. There are services for children and adults.

Services include:

  • Blind Babies Program
  • Business Enterprise
  • Children's Program
  • Employer Services
  • Independent Living
  • Rehabilitation Center
  • Talking Books Library
  • Transition Services

Please see the website for more information.

Florida KidCare

The state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working. It includes four different parts.

Some of the services Florida KidCare covers are:

  • Check-ups and shots
  • Dental
  • Doctor visits
  • Emergencies
  • Hospital
  • Mental health
  • Prescriptions
  • Surgery
  • Vision and hearing

Haven Hospice - Grief Support and Counseling

Haven Hospice offers a wide range of grief counseling services for people of all ages. There are also chaplains available to give spiritual support.

Programs include:

  • Camp Safe Haven – for children 6-12
  • Chaplains – contact 1.800.727.1889
  • Healing Hearts – individual, group and family counseling
  • Love and Remembrance Services – memorial services in May and November
  • SASHA’s Friends – for youth 13-17
  • Workplace Counseling and Support - programs conducted in the workplace

Contact: 1.800.727.1889
352.692.5105

Haven Hospice - Grief Support For Children and Teens

The Healing Hearts Grief Support Program offers children and teens individual and family grief counseling. Camp Safe Haven and SASHA’s Friends are programs that also help with grief. Camp Safe Haven is for children who have lost a loved one. SASHA’s Friends is a support group for kids who are facing the loss of a loved one. Each year, Haven Hospice hosts Camp Safe Haven for children ages 6–12 and youth ages 13–17. Children join in fun and therapeutic activities to help them work through their grief. The Families Sharing in Grief and Hope group provides a time for families to come together to share their experience and join in a special activity.

Contact Numbers:
Vonceil Levine, MSW
352.692.5105 or 1.800.727.1889

SASHA’S Friends: 352.692.5128