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Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast - Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

The goal of Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is to prepare all children age 4 for kindergarten. The program gives each child the chance to perform better in school and throughout life. The classes have smaller class size, appropriate curricula and substantial learning periods. The program is free. Please see the website for more information.

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…

Florida Department of Elder Affairs - Elder Helpline

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
  • Transportation
  • and more

Toll Free: 1.800.955.8770
TDD: 1.800.955.8771

Florida Division of Blind Services - Vocational Rehabilitation

The aim of this agency is to create a barrier free environment for Floridians with visual disabilities. They provide services for children and adults.

Services include:

  • 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.

Florida KidCare

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
  • Dental
  • Doctor visits
  • Emergencies
  • Hospital
  • Mental health
  • Prescriptions
  • Surgery
  • Vision and hearing

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches - Harmony In The Street

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 - Summer Camp

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.