The ACORN Clinic provides low-cost medical and dental care to low-income families. Please call or visit website for more information.
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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 BCHD offers vaccinations to children and adults. They are FREE TO ALL CHILDREN 6 weeks thru 18 years old.
Vaccines prevent serious and/or deadly diseases.
Many adult vaccines are available. Adults may pay on a sliding fee scale.
Influenza vaccine is available for adult & child each fall and winter.
Please see the website for schedules and payment options.
Catholic Charities Gainesville Regional Office provides Emergency Assistance to those in need within the community. They offer a food pantry, as well as financial assistance for housing, utilities, and prescriptions. Please call or visit website for more information.
Children's Home Society of Florida provides counseling to children and families in need. They may be able to help with a range of issues your child is struggling to cope with. Many payment options are available, most of which can ease the cost to you. Please call or visit website for more information.
The Florida Abuse Hotline accepts reports 24 hours a day. Anyone who suspects that a child or vulnerable adult is abused or neglected needs to make a report. You can report online, by phone or by fax.
Abuse Hotline: 1.800.962.2873
Florida Relay Services: dial 711 or TTY: 1.800.955.8771
Report online: https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us/
DCF partners with local lead agencies to provide social services to children. Services include foster care, medical and educational services. The goal is to provide safety, wellbeing and a sense of permanency for the children in their care. Please see the website for more information.
DCF has foster care services for children in need. They stay in a safe home when they have been abused or neglected. Sometimes they are placed with a relative. Adults who wish to become foster parents can get training through their local community based care agency. Please see the website for more information.
This agency works with children from birth to age five and their families to build a strong educational foundation. The purpose of early education is to prepare children to be ready to succeed in school and in life. Children grow intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. ECS offers programs that help raise the standard of care and education. Children are able to learn in a safe and fun filled environment. Counties covered: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns and Union.
Please see the website for all services.
Early Learning Programs Include:
Infant Learning - 6 weeks to 11 months
Toddler Program - 12 to 23 months
Early Preschool Program - 24 to 36 months
Preschool Programs - 3 to 5 years
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten - 4 years
This agency can help clients get services such as Food Stamps and Temporary Cash Assistance.
- 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.