Okaloosa

The Arc of the Emerald Coast - Assistance for Persons with Disabilities

The Arc of the Emerald Coast helps citizens of all ages with cognitive, intellectual, and development disabilities, and their families. They offer the following programs and services:

  • Accounting
  • Adult Day Training
  • Aquatic & Education Center
  • Behavior Analysis & Behavior Assistant
  • Group and Foster Homes
  • In-Home Support
  • Residential Rehabilitation
  • Support Services
  • Supported Employment
  • Supported Living
  • Transportation

Services and programs are available in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton Counties. Please call or visit website for more information.

The Arc of the Emerald Coast

The Arc of the Emerald Coast helps citizens of all ages with cognitive, intellectual, and development disabilities. They also help their families. They provide programs and services in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton Counties.

Services include:

  • Accounting
  • Adult Day Training
  • Aquatic & Education Center
  • Behavior Analysis & Behavior Assistant
  • Group and Foster Homes
  • In-Home Support
  • Residential Rehabilitation
  • Support Services
  • Supported Employment
  • Supported Living
  • Transportation

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…

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

This agency advocates for people who have rare diseases. Their goal is to bring a national awareness of the challenges faced by people with rare disorders. They encourage research and treatment for these conditions. Their Patient Assistance Programs help people get medications they could not otherwise afford. Clients can also get help with transportation and insurance. Please see the website for more information.

PPA - Prescription Assistance

PPA helps people find programs to help pay for medications. More than 2500 brand name and generic drugs are covered. Many of them are free or low-cost. Finding out if you qualify is quick and easy. The call center accepts calls in about 150 languages. Please call for more information.

Toll Free: 1.888.477.2669

United States Department of Justice Northern District of Florida

United States Department of Justice Northern District of Florida provides a number of services and programs that help protect and serve citizens of the Northern District of Florida.

The United States have three responsibilities:

  • the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the Federal government;
  • the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party; and
  • the collection of debts owed the Federal government that are administratively uncollectible

A Safe Haven For Newborns - Direct Assistance For Pregnancy Support

A Safe Haven For Newborns offers assistance to women who are pregnant and to women with newborns.

Services include:

  • Medical Related Issues, through referral assistance
  • Baby related items, such as baby clothing and formula
  • Local transportation
  • Legal issues
  • Burial services
  • Direct financial assistance
  • Counseling
  • Parenting education
  • Abuse prevention
  • 24-Hour/Multilingual Helpline: 1.877.767.2229

Please call or visit website for more information.

A Safe Haven For Newborns

This agency provides a safety net for women with unexpected pregnancies. The goal is to make sure that no baby is abandoned. Mothers with newborns can get advice about adoption or parenting. Pregnant women can make plans for their baby's future before they reach a crisis stage. They can get help as they decide what is best for themselves and their babies. Please see the website for more information.

Safe Haven also wants to form local chapters in every Florida county.

Important Numbers:
24-Hour Multilingual Helpline: 1.877.767.2229
To Form a New Chapter: 1.877.767.2229
Time Sensitive Issues: 786.246.1304