Elder Options offers a number of services to seniors. They can answer questions about insurance or Medicare. There are services for those being released from the hospital and need help at home. Caregivers can take a 12-hour caregiver course. Please see the website for more information.
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FEMA offers aid to victims of disaster. Check online for your local recovery center. You can also find other sources of help on the website. Please call for more information.
FEMA Helpline: 1.800.621.3362
711/Video Relay Services: 1.800.621.3362
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…
This agency has many services for Florida's seniors. Each county has its own telephone number. You may also use the statewide toll-free number.
See the Florida Department of Elder Affairs website for more information.
Here you can find information about the following:
- Adult Protective Services
- Heath & Welfare
- Senior Companion Program
- and more
Toll Free: 1.800.955.8770
This agency provides court advocacy for children who have been abused and involved in the court system. Teens that are aging out of the foster care system can learn about their options as well. See website for more information.
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
- Doctor visits
- Mental health
- Vision and hearing
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches provides social services to children and families from trained counselors. Youth are cared for by "cottage parents" who helps them. Each child must be recommended by the local Sheriff. Please call 386.842.5501 or visit website for more information.
This agency has a mobile camping program. It combines Summer Camp and Youth Camp and offers it to areas that may be socially and/or economically challenged. The aim of this program is to teach youth how to use their free time in a positive manner. It also helps teaching to accept others and appreciate the cultural differences of all. Please call or visit website for more information.
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches provides residential care to children in need. It is for ages 8 through 18. Youth are cared for by "cottage parents" who helps them. Each child must be recommended by the local Sheriff. Please call 386.842.5501 or visit website for more information on Residential Care.
FSYR offers a summer camp for youth ages 10-15. Kids can take part in many fun activities such as canoeing, archery and swimming. They have the chance to build teamwork and peer communication skills. They can also enjoy the tranquil outdoors. Campers will have the chance to interact with law enforcement personnel and volunteers and learn other social skills. Please see the website for more information.