DCF partners with local lead agencies to provide social services to children. Services include foster care, medical and educational services. The goal is to provide safety, wellbeing and a sense of permanency for the children in their care. Please see the website for more information.
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DCF works with local agencies to help people who want to adopt a child. They have many resources for adoptive parents. There are support groups for the adoptive families. The website has pictures and background stories of children looking for a "forever" home. Please see the website for more information.
DCF has foster care services for children in need. They stay in a safe home when they have been abused or neglected. Sometimes they are placed with a relative. Adults who wish to become foster parents can get training through their local community based care agency. Please see the website for more information.
DCF offers services for victims of human trafficking. Child victims can get help from child welfare workers instead of being placed in a juvenile delinquency facility. They will instead get intensive treatment in a safe residential setting. Please see the website for more information.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1.888.373.7888
Text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)
Florida Abuse Hotline: 1.800.96.ABUSE
DCF offers help to those with substance abuse issues. You can find help locally on the website. There is a special page for Veterans. There are prevention programs for youth. Please call for more information.
Inmates in Florida have the chance to participate in a number of re-entry programs that will benefit them upon release. The goal is to reduce the number of repeat offenders. Seminars give them information about jobs, social services, housing and more. Please call for more information.
Lake City Programs offered:
- A/C refrigeration & heating mechanics
- Adult education (ABE/GED)
- Substance abuse residential therapeutic community
- Vocational programming
Elder Options offers a number of services to seniors. They can answer questions about insurance or Medicare. There are services for those being released from the hospital and need help at home. Caregivers can take a 12-hour caregiver course. Please see the website for more information.
FEMA offers aid to victims of disaster. Check online for your local recovery center. You can also find other sources of help on the website. Please call for more information.
FEMA Helpline: 1.800.621.3362
711/Video Relay Services: 1.800.621.3362
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…
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
- and more
Toll Free: 1.800.955.8770