Interfaith Charities of South Lee provides Financial Assistance. Monthly funds are available to help those who have fallen behind on their electric or water bill. You must have a past due bill in your name anda photo ID. Call for more information.
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2-1-1 is a free helpline that links people in need with more than 2,000 health and human service programs. The helpline is open 24 hours per day.
Dial 2-1-1 or 321.632.6688
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211 Helpline gives free, confidential information and referrals to anyone in need. This resource serves Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties.
A FREE store for eligible teachers to shop for supplies to be given to children in need in their classrooms.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program provides tax assistance to seniors in need. They are available year-round to answer your tax questions. Please call or visit website for more information.
ADVOCACY: Becoming a self-advocate starts with knowing your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA and other federal laws protecting the rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities and the obligations of organizations who serve people with disabilities.
• Assistive devices, medical equipment and Assistive Technology: Loan out wheelchairs, showers chairs, rollators, Computer equipment and other Medical equipment/technology at no charge.
The program is under the Department of Health. It is for Floridians who have HIV/AIDS and need helping paying for health insurance. Low-income and those without work may be eligible. Please call 850.429.7551 or visit website for more information.
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 private.
- 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.
The Emergency Financial Assistance Program provides one-time assistance with rent, mortgage, and/or utility assistance of up to $900. For more information, visit www.alachuacounty.us/depts/css/socialservices/pages/services.aspx or call the number below.
Alachua County Veteran Services provides professional assistance and advocacy to the Veterans of Alachua County, their eligible dependents and survivors in securing all entitled/eligible Veterans' benefits earned through honorable military service.