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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Department of Children and Families provides Refugee Services. They help refugees who are new to Florida. Clients can get help getting a job, learning English, legal services, and more. Please call 904.723.2000 or visit website for more information.
A drunk driving crash can financially ruin a family. MADD Victim Advocates can help the family apply for Crime Victim Compensation. This is a program that may help crime victims and/or survivors. Every state offers this type of benefit. Eligibility conditions may vary. Please see the website for more information.
Costs that may be compensated:
- Child care
- Counseling services
- Crime scene cleanup
- Funeral expenses
- Lost wages
- Medical, rehabilitation and prescription expenses
In Florida, the TANF (or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) work program is called the Welfare Transition Program. It is run by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The program helps welfare recipients move from welfare to work. The goal of the program places importance on work and self-sufficiency. And on personal responsibility. To meet these goals a variety of support services and programs were created. The funding came from both federal and state. There are requirements that must be met to participate in this program.
The HIV Cares Programs, run by WellCare Florida Council, offers the AIDS Drug Assistance Program. It is also known as ADAP. This program helps HIV-positive people stay healthy. Helps them by assisting with the purchase of HIV prescription medication. They also provide drug treatments for people who do not qualify or are awaiting eligibility for Medicaid. Those who cannot afford to purchase the medications are also eligible for this program. Please call or visit the website for more information.
Call to Determine Eligibility:1.866.901.9646
Connect is a coordinated intake and referral system. It helps pregnant people, caregivers, and families with young children. This is done by providing a one-stop entry point. People using this service are connected to various community programs and resources. These services provide education and support. The agency works to help ensure a healthy start in life and a hopeful future. Please call or visit the website for more information.
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The HIV Cares Programs, run by WellCare Florida Council, offers the Housing Opportunities Program. It is also known as HOP or HOPWA. This program helps HIV-positive people. Helps them with temporary assistance for their housing needs. And to prevent homelessness. Please call or visit the website for more information.
To Determine Eligibility Call:1.866.901.9646