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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

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

First Coast Women's Services - Unplanned Pregnancy

First Coast Women’s Services offers the following free and confidential services to clients who need help with an unplanned pregnancy:

  • Abortion Information and Alternatives
  • Abortion Recovery Support
  • Abstinence Counseling
  • Bibles
  • Cribs and layette sets
  • Education Literature & Videos
  • Fetal Development information
  • Free maternity and baby clothes, diapers and supplies
  • Free Pregnancy Tests and Limited Ultrasound
  • Housing Referrals
  • Medicaid Qualification
  • Peer Support & Encouragement
  • Physician and Clinic Referrals
  • Pregnancy Options Counseling
  • Referrals for Adoption Agencies
  • Referrals for Childbirth and Parenting Classes
  • Spiritual Mentoring & Prayer

Call for more information.

Florida Department of Education - McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities gives students with special needs the chance to attend a private school. The program is for students in grades K-12. Please see the website for more information.

Please go to this website: http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/mc…

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

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches - Youth Ranch

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches offer many opportunities for children in need. Services are for youth ages 8 through 18 years of age. All trained staff nurture youth and provide a warm sense of security and guidance. Counseling services are available for each child. There are programs for their parents as well. Other services include summer camp and a mobile camping program.

Services Include:

  • Community Based Services
  • Harmony in the Streets
  • Residential Care Services
  • Summer Camp

Please call or visit website for more information.