Columbia

Healthy Start of Central & North Florida Coalitions - The MIECHV/Parents as Teachers Program

MIECHV/Parents as Teachers is a free program for parents with infants and young kids in stressful life situations. They teach parents and caregivers skills to help their children be healthy, safe, and ready to succeed in school. This program is for families with kids up to age 3 in Alachua and Marion counties. In Bradford, Columbia, and Putnam counties, this program is for families with kids up to age 5. Call or visit the website for more information.

Healthy Start of Central & North Florida Coalitions - The Connect Program

The Connect Program is a referral program. They provide many programs and resources. Some programs include infant safety, family planning, child development, nutrition, and more. Resources may include food, housing aid, employment, and more. This program is for pregnant women, infants, and families with young children. Eligibility is based on a screening. Call or visit the 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.

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Center for Autism and Related Disabilities - Support Services

UF CARD offers services in 14 Florida counties. They are a team of professionals. That serve children and adults with autism and related disabilities. The services offered are free of charge. For someone to receive services, documentation of a qualifying diagnosis is needed. Please call or visit then website for more information.

Toll Free: 1.800.754.5891

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Narcotics Anonymous Florida

NA is a nonprofit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. They meet regularly to help each other stay clean. They are not interested in what or how much you used, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how they can help. Please see the website for more information.

Suwannee Valley Transit Authority

Suwannee Valley Transit Authority is committed to providing safe & reliable paratransit transportation to the public in Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee Counties. If you need a ride, call us. We can help. We can take you to your doctor appointment, work or just a trip to the local grocery store. Suwannee Valley Transit Authority services are available Monday-Friday..