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DCF - Community-Based Care

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, well being and a sense of permanency for the children in their care. Please see the website for more information.

DCF - Explore Adoption

DCF works with local agencies to help people who want to adopt a child. They have many resources for adoptive parents. There are support groups for the adoptive families. The website has pictures and background stories of children looking for a "forever" home. Please see the website for more information.

DCF - Foster Care

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.

DCF - Human Trafficking Program

DCF offers services for victims of human trafficking. Child victims can get help from child welfare workers instead of being placed in a juvenile delinquency facility. They will instead get intensive treatment in a safe residential setting. Please see the website for more information.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1.888.373.7888
Text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)
Florida Abuse Hotline: 1.800.96.ABUSE

Department Of Corrections - Lake City Circuit Office - Re-Entry Program

Inmates in Florida have the chance to participate in a number of re-entry programs that will benefit them upon release. The goal is to reduce the number of repeat offenders. Seminars give them information about jobs, social services, housing and more. Please call for more information.

Lake City Programs offered:

  • A/C refrigeration & heating mechanics
  • Adult education (ABE/GED)
  • Substance abuse residential therapeutic community
  • Vocational programming

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

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…