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.
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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
North Florida Office of Public Guardian helps disabled adults without family. They offer case management.
- 24 hour, on-call availability
- Securing and overseeing any public benefits each ward is entitled to receive
- Managing finances
- Securing and oversight of support and supplemental services
- Evaluating the personal, familial, medical and care needs of the ward
- Maintaining communication with the ward’s family, if any, based on availability and receptiveness
- Evaluation and placement in an appropriate residential setting (e.g. own home, assisted living facility, nursing home)
- Authorization of medical treatment after medical consultation
- Arranging Do Not Resuscitate, Termination of Life Support orders and burial arrangements when necessary
Please call or visit website for more information.
The SHIP program is funded by the state of Florida. It is also funded by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. It offers some help with homeownership. Things like emergency repairs and rehabilitation. The program also helps with down payments and closing costs.
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.