Alachua

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:

ACL - Administration for Community Living

The Administration for Community Living was created around an idea. The idea that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live. Live where they choose. Live with the people they choose. And live with the ability to participate fully in their communities. The group advocates across the federal government for older adults and people with disabilities. They also advocate for their families and caregivers. ACL helps by funding services and support given mainly by networks of community-based organizations. Help is also given with investments in research.

Legal Services and Resources - Disability Rights Florida

Disability Rights Florida provides free legal advocacy and rights protection to people with disabilities. Their attorneys provide aid in some of the following areas:

  • Medicaid eligibility disputes
  • Accessibility discrimination
  • Abuse, neglect, and rights violations
  • Employment discrimination
  • ...and more.

Visit the website below or call the following numbers for more information:
800.342.0823 Toll Free
850.488.9071
850.488.8640 Fax
TDD: 800.346.4127

Immigrant Family Services - Alachua County Public Schools

Alachua County Public Schools offers services and support programs for eligible immigrant students and families. The term "eligible immigrant student" is defined as a student who:
(a) is 3-21 years old;
(b) was not born in any state, Washington, DC or Puerto Rico; (children of military personnel who were born outside these territories are considered immigrant for the purposes of this program)
(c) has not been attending any one or more schools in the United States for more than 3 full academic years.

Some of the services offered include:

LGBTQ+ Community Services - Pride Community Center of North Central Florida

PCCNCF provides multiple services for LGBTQ+ people in north central Florida. Services include:

  • Meeting facilities & safe spaces
  • Food assistance and supplies for people with HIV/AIDS
  • Gainesville Equality Youth group for LGBTQ+ youth (13-17 years)
  • Internship program for UF and SFC students
  • Social & educational events for LGBTQ+ family & friends
  • LGBTQ+ resource library
  • ...and more!

For more information, call the number or visit the website below.