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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 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 - Harmony In The Street

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.

National Runaway Safeline - Home Free Program

This agency works with Greyhound Lines to provide free bus tickets home to runaway youth. It is for those who are ages 12 through 20.

If you are under 18, you will be asked if there is a runaway report filed in your hometown. If you are not sure, NRS will advise.

A trained phone counselor will set up a conference call between you and your parents. A plan of action will then be determined. Then, Greyhound will be contacted and travel arrangements will be made.

If you are over 18, you will have the choice to go to transitional housing if it is not possible to return to your family.

Please call the hotline or see the website for more details.

24-Hour Hotline: 1.800.786.2929 (1.800.RUNAWAY)

The Able Trust Florida High School HighTech

The Able Trust Florida High School High Tech (HSHT) program provides opportunities for students with disabilities and other barriers to explore potential future careers. The program is designed to help students determine their interests and aptitudes, offer job-shadowing and internships, and provide leadership opportunities. HSHT has been shown to reduce high school dropout rates and increase the overall self-esteem of participating students.

The Able Trust Florida HS/HT is an initiative of the US Department of Labor and the Able Trust. The program is currently offered at high schools in Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties.

Charlotte County
(Charlotte, Lemon Bay, and Port Charlotte High Schools)
Contact HSHT Coordinator, Angela Hemstreet at 941.255.3884 or angelahemstreet@goodwillswfl.org