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.
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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.
Columbia County Health Department provides a range of services to the community. Some services are free, or based on a sliding scale fee. Please call or visit our website for more info.
- Adult Health
- Children’s Health
- Chronic Disease Services
- Communicable Disease Services
- Florida Healthy Start Program
- Fort White Clinic
- H1N1 Clinic Schedule
- HIV/AIDS Services
- Primary Care
- School Health Coordination
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- WIC (Women, Infant and Children)
- Women’s Health
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, well being 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 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
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…
The aim of this agency is to create a barrier free environment for Floridians with visual disabilities. There are services for children and adults.
- Blind Babies Program
- Business Enterprise
- Children's Program
- Employer Services
- Independent Living
- Rehabilitation Center
- Talking Books Library
- Transition Services
Please see the website for more information.
Staff, volunteers and local agencies team up to provide a strong voice in court on behalf of abused children. They partner together to make positive changes in the lives of these children. Their mission is to advocate for their best interests and have the safest and most positive outcomes for them. Please call for more information
Alternate Number: 386.758.1170