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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

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, wellbeing 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

Family Life Care - Home Health Care

Family Life Care provides medical and other care in the home. The are able to provide temporary care to those unable to care for themselves. Please call for more information.

Toll Free: 1.888.823.0914

Services they provide:

  • A Gift of Caring
  • Certified Nursing Assistance
  • Chore Services
  • Companion/Sitter
  • Counseling Services
  • Daily Telephone Contact
  • Homemaker
  • Hospital to Home
  • In-Home Support
  • Meal Preparation
  • Medication Supervision
  • Nursing
  • Personal Care Assistance
  • Respite Care
  • Share the Care