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Abuse Hotline - DCF

The Florida Abuse Hotline accepts reports 24 hours a day. Anyone who suspects that a child or vulnerable adult is abused or neglected needs to make a report. You can report online, by phone or by fax.

Abuse Hotline: 800.962.2873
Florida Relay Services: dial 711 or TTY: 800.955.8771

Si usted habla español y desea divulgar abuso, llame por favor el teléfono directo en 800-962-2873 para hablar con un consejero de habla hispana.

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.

Child Welfare Services - Department of Children and Families

Florida Department of Children and Families provides Child Welfare Services. These services are for children and families in need. Please call or visit the website for more information.

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

Children's Wishes - Make-A-Wish Foundation

This agency grants wishes to children. These children have life threatening illnesses. It is for children ages 2 1/2 to 17. The group works with the referred child’s doctor to determine eligibility. Please call or visit the website to learn more about referring a child.

Toll- Free: 888.874.9474

Northeast Region Office
10151 Deerwood Park Blvd, Building 300, Ste 120
Jacksonville, FL 32256
904.580.5906

Connect - WellFlorida Council

Connect is a referral service. It helps expectant parents and families with young children. The goal is to improve birth outcomes and child development. Please call or visit the website to learn more.

Programs include:

  • Education and Support in Childbirth
  • Newborn Care
  • Parenting
  • Child Development
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Mental Health
  • Financial Self-sufficiency

Eating Disorder Groups- National Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

The Alliance provides free, weekly eating disorder groups. These groups are led by a therapist. The sessions take place both virtually and in person. Help is available for all eating disorders. Please call or visit the website for more information.

List of Meeting Locations in Florida can be found here . Virtual Meetings are also available.