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A Safe Haven For Newborns

A Safe Haven For Newborns offers assistance to women who are pregnant and to women with newborns.

Services include:

  • Medical Related Issues, through referral assistance
  • Baby related items, such as baby clothing and formula
  • Local transportation
  • Legal issues
  • Burial services
  • Direct financial assistance
  • Counseling
  • Parenting education
  • Abuse prevention
  • 24-Hour/Multilingual Helpline: 1.877.767.2229

Please call or visit website for more information.

Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) Gainesville

People with certain disabilities may apply for services from APD.

Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) may offer the following services:

  • Medicaid HCBS Waiver through iBudget Florida
  • Placement in an intermediate care facility for those with developmental disabilities
  • Supported employment services
  • Supported living services
  • Consumer Directed Care Plus (CDC+)
  • IFS funding for non-waiver customer expenses

Please call for more information.

Answers for Parents Resources & Referrals

Answers for Parents is a free hotline that may be able to help parents with a troubled teen or young adult.

They may be able to help through the following programs:

  • Residential Treatment Centers / Programs
  • Therapeutic Boarding Schools
  • Residential Youth Development Programs / Schools
  • Transitional Boarding Schools
  • Regular / Traditional Boarding Schools
  • Wilderness and/or Outdoor Therapeutic Programs
  • In-Home Intervention Programs
  • Boot Camps
  • Military Schools

Please call or visit website for more information.

DCF - Abuse Hotline

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
To report an allegation in Spanish or Creole, please call 1-800-962-2873, for TTY use 711 or 1-800-955-8771. This toll free number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with counselors waiting to assist you.

Department of Children and Families - Child Welfare Services

Florida Department of Children and Families provides Child Welfare Services to children and families in need.

Services Include:

  • Adoption
  • Becoming a Foster Parent
  • Child Care
  • Children's Legal Services
  • Community-Based Care
  • Family Safety
  • Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children
  • Youth & Young Adults

Please call 904.723.2000 or visit website for more information.

Department of Corrections - Victim Services (VINE)

This program helps victims of crimes committed by Florida inmates. Through the VINE program, victims can sign up for an automatic notification service. Anyone may call the toll-free number to get an inmate's current location and release date. You may also register to learn when an inmate is released, transferred, escapes or dies. The VINE service is confidential. It is available 24 hours a day. Please see the website for more information.

Toll Free: 1.877.884.2846