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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

DCF - Adult Protective Services

This agency offers help to adults who may be at risk of being harmed or neglected. DCF also helps when the adult is unable to take care of himself properly. Clients may be elderly or have a disability. If you suspect a vulnerable adult is being abused, neglected, or exploited, you MUST report it. Please see the website for more information.

Abuse Hotline: 1.800.962.2873
TDD: 1.800.453.5145

DCF - Child Welfare Services

DCF is committed to the well being of children and their families. DCF works with local communities and the courts to make sure that each child is safe and has a home. Their aim is to keep families together and as self sufficient as possible. When a parent has mental or substance abuse issues, DCF can help them overcome their problems. Teens aging out of the foster care system can get help also. Please see the website for more information.

Services Include:

  • ACCESS Florida (food stamps, cash assistance and Medicaid)
  • Adult services
  • Case management
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Foster care
  • Protective services
  • Safe Sleep Campaign
  • Substance abuse treatment