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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 - Aging and Disability Resource Center

This agency helps Florida's seniors. It is their one-stop shop for all elder services. They can get referrals for services such as Food Stamps or Medicare.

Services Include:

  • Long term care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders - SHINE Program
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)

Please see the website for more information.

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 - Youth Ranch

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches offer many opportunities for children in need. Services are for youth ages 8 through 18 years of age. All trained staff nurture youth and provide a warm sense of security and guidance. Counseling services are available for each child. There are programs for their parents as well. Other services include summer camp and a mobile camping program.

Services Include:

  • Community Based Services
  • Harmony in the Streets
  • Residential Care Services
  • Summer Camp

Please call or visit website for more information.

Interfaith Emergency Services - Eyeglasses

There are currently two eye glass programs:

Prescription Glasses

A client that needs glasses must have an employment letter from their employer stating the need to have glasses to perform the job. Or, for Children in Marion County. When children need glasses for school, they must have a letter from their school of attendance stating the need. They must also have a parent letter, proper ID, and social security cards for both parent and child.

Reading Glasses

Reading glasses are given away at the office. They have a small reading chart to determine the strength needed for each client.

Call for more information.

Interfaith Emergency Services - Food 4 Kids Program

Food 4 Kids is a “backpack program” for hungry children in Marion County. Guidance counselors at the schools provide each child’s name to them, including the number of siblings in the household. Volunteers pack durable, rolling backpacks full of food for each household. The volunteer delivers the backpacks directly to the school, tagged for each child. The child takes the backpack home on Friday afternoon and returns them to school on Monday morning. Then, the volunteers pick up the backpacks at the school and the process starts all over again.

Backpacks include:

  • Canned meat
  • Canned pasta
  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • Juice boxes
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Non-candy snacks
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Pop tarts
  • Pudding & fruit cups
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Snack bars
  • Soup

Call for more information.