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ACL - Connecting People to Services

The Administration for Community Living or ACL for short. The group believes that services should be strong enough so individuals can be supported in their own home. Or other community-based settings. The group does not help people directly but has several programs to help connect them with services that do. These programs help older adults and people with disabilities. Helps them find supports and services that are needed to successfully live in their communities. Please call or visit the website for more information.

Programs Available:

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

FTRI - Special Telephones for the Hearing/Speech Challenged

FTRI has special telephone equipment for people who are hearing or speech challenged. Clients can call other people who use a standard phone. There are also services available for those who speak Spanish.
FTRI has a variety of amplified phones, TTY, Voice Carry-Over (VCO), Hearing Carry-Over (HCO) and CapTel phones. Please see the website for all available equipment.

To qualify, client must be a permanent Florida resident, at least 3 years of age, has a certified hearing loss or speech difficulty and a working landline.

To call Florida Relay, dial 7-1-1 or use one of the phone numbers below:
Voice: 1.800.955.8770
TTY: 1.800.955.8771
ASCII: 1.800.955.1339
VCO-Direct: 1.877.955.8260
STS: 1.877.955.5334
Spanish: 1.877.955.8773