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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.

Children's Home Society of Florida - Early Steps

Children’s Home Society of Florida – Emerald Coast 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:

PanCare of Florida, Inc.

They operate Federally Qualified Health Centers. Primarily to serve people on Medicaid, Medicare, and those who are uninsured on a sliding scale. The sliding fee scale is based on income and household size. Must bring proof of household income (food stamp letters, pay stubs, tax forms, prior year returns, and/or letter from employers.) The Community Health Centers provide primary and urgent care, as well as dental care and mental health support.