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Alachua County - Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center

The Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center offers a program to help anyone who is a victim or survivor of violence. Victims do NOT have to report to law enforcement to receive services. All services are free and private.

Services Include:

  • Immediate outreach to victims of sexual battery
  • Face-to-face and telephone counseling
  • Support groups
  • Accompany and support victims through criminal justice proceedings
  • Transportation to court appearances and other appointments related to the victimization
  • Assist with application process for Victims Compensation and relocation for Sexual Assault Victims
  • Assistance with Protective Injunctions
  • Emergency assistance with urgent special needs
  • Personal advocacy
  • Information and referral
  • Community education, speeches, and consultation
  • Network with other victim service providers and state organization
  • Outreach services provided in the Gainesville Police Department
  • HIV Test Site

Please contact for more information.

Department of Children and Families - Child Welfare Services

Florida Department of Children and Families provides Child Welfare Services to children and families in need.

Services Include:

  • Adoption
  • Becoming a Foster Parent
  • Child Care
  • Children's Legal Services
  • Community-Based Care
  • Family Safety
  • Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children
  • Youth & Young Adults

Please call 904.723.2000 or visit website for more information.

Early Steps

Children’s Home Society of Florida offers the Early Steps program. This program empowers families with children who have developmental delays. Services are available for children ages 0 to 3. They help navigate the challenges, celebrate milestones, and help children reach their full potential. Specialists work with the parents to build on their strengths. This empowers parents to advocate for their families. In-home visits are an option to increase the comfort of the child. Please call or visit the website for more information.

Available Services Include:

Florida Department of Children and Families - Services

This agency can help clients get services such as Food Stamps and Temporary Cash Assistance.

Programs Include:

  • ACCESS Florida (Food Stamps, Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance)
  • Abuse Hotline
  • Adoption information
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Domestic Violence resources
  • Foster Care
  • Homelessness resources
  • Human Trafficking information
  • Mental Health services
  • Refugee Services
  • Substance Abuse information
  • Please see the website for all services.

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…