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.
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The Able Trust High Tech program (HSHT) helps students with disabilities prepare for jobs in tech. They offer educational and career development resources across 42 locations in Florida. It is a community-based program. Participating students are more likely to graduate high school and have improved self-esteem. Please call or visit the website for more information.
The Home Free Program helps runaway, homeless, and exploited youth return home safely. Or helps them get to a stable place where they can receive appropriate services. This is done through a free bus ticket. The group partners with Greyhound Lines, Inc. to provide the ticket. Eligibility and restrictions apply. Please call or visit the website for more information.
24/7 Toll Free: 800.786.2929 (800.RUNAWAY)
There are currently two eye glass programs:
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 are given away at the office. They have a small reading chart to determine the strength needed for each client.
Call for more information.
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.
- Canned meat
- Canned pasta
- Juice boxes
- Macaroni & cheese
- Non-candy snacks
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Pop tarts
- Pudding & fruit cups
- Shelf-stable milk
- Snack bars
Call for more information.
Langley Health Services provides Behavioral Health. A variety of services are offered for all ages, including individual, couples, and family/group counseling.
- Addiction Recovery
- Bipolar Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
There is treatment available for many other issues. It is tailored to the needs of each patient. Call for more information.
Southern Legal Counsel, Inc. is a not-for-profit public interest law firm. They help those in need with basic human and civil rights. They use the power of law to obtain positive social change by striking down unjust laws and policies.
- Ending Homelessness
- Improving Children's Services
- Accessing Health Care
- Promoting LGBTQ Equality
- Challenging Discrimination
- Protecting Civil Rights
Please call 352.271.8890 or visit website for more information.
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.
Marion Senior Services provides In-Home Support Services, such as:
- Adult Day Care
- Case Management
- Consumable Medical Supplies
- Emergency Alerts
- Energy Assistance
- Homemaker Services
- Legal Assistance
- Meals on Wheels
- Nutritional Supplements
- Personal Care
- Respite Care
There is a waiting list for most programs. Clients are ranked based on level of need. Fees for service are determined at the time of the in-home assessment. It will vary based on the client’s ability to pay. Fees range from no charge for Medicaid clients, to a small monthly co-pay for CCE clients, to full pay for private clients. Most programs are for persons at least 60 years of age. Medicaid also requires meeting income and asset criteria. The Home Care and Alzheimer’s programs require a caregiver in the home. Eligibility may also be based on need. Call for more information.
This agency provides many services to children, adults and teens.
Intervention Services offers:
- Adoption services
- Foster care services
- In-home, in-school and community based counseling
- Psychiatric services
- Services for the developmentally disabled
- Substance abuse services