Florida Resources

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CELL PHONES

Assurance Wireless – FREE cell phone for those who qualify through Lifeline Assistance Program

Safelink WirelessFREE cell phone for income eligible applicants through Lifeline Assistance Program (limit one per household)

 

EMPLOYMENT

Central Florida Employment Council A community education and employment resource.

PRONet Career Services A networking resource for professionals

 

FOOD BANKS

Florida Association of Food Banks  A network of 3,000+ faith-based and nonprofit agencies in all 67 counties in the state of Florida. 

 

FURNITURE AND CLOTHING BANK

 The Mustard Seed – Grants donated items free of charge to economically qualifying families and individuals.

 

ENERGY ASSISTANCE

Low Income Home Energy Assistance – (LIHEAP) a federally funded and provides financial help to low-income households in meeting the costs of home heating and cooling for Orange County residents.

 

MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY

Florida Dept of Children and Familiies – Children up to age 18 and their parents or caretaker relatives may be eligible for Medicaid

 

HEALTH INSURANCE – CHILDREN

https://www.healthykids.org/ –  Florida KidCare partner that provides health coverage for kids ages 5-18.

 

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ASSISTANCE-

http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/about/ – The Florida Department of Children and Families has adopted an integrated approach to programs and services as we work to help improve the lives of individuals and families.

 

WOMEN , INFANTS AND CHILDREN ASSISTANCE-

http://www.floridawic.org/ – WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE –

http://www.fcadv.org/centers/local-centers –  A  list of counties/cities listed below to locate the certified domestic violence center nearest you. Call this local 24/7 toll-free hotline number 1-800-500-1119  for information about domestic violence, safety planning, resources and referrals as well as emotional support.

ADOPTION SERVICES –

http://www.adoptflorida.org/ Florida contracts with community based care agencies and other local partners to provide adoption services by matching children in foster care available for adoption with families willing to open their homes and hearts to children needing a “forever family.”

 

REHABILITATIVE SERVICES

DrugRehab.com, a web resource that provides information and support to people fighting domestic abuse, mental illness and addiction. To access Florida specific resources, use this link