Central Florida

Please see below for resources in your area. If you don’t find what you need here, you can always call a crisis and referral specialist by dialing 211 from any phone. Please know that many agencies help with other resources, so check each category for potential help. You can also go to FindHelp.org for more resources in your area. Please note that these resources are for those in all walks of life, but those specifically catering to seniors will be colored in orange.

IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS, EACH COUNTY HAS ADMINISTERED THEIR OWN RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCAL COUNTY WEBSITE OR CONTACT US FOR ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING THE UPDATED INFORMATION.

Child Care & Youth Programs

Crisis, General, & Other Assistance

Employment & Job Training

  • AppleOne: Employment agency.

  • Brevard Achievement Center: To assist individuals with disabilities achieve vocational and social independence. Employment, home assistance, training, adult education. (321) 632-8610

  • Bridges: Assistance for adults and children with disabilities. Employment, supported living, adult education.(321) 690-3464

  • Career Source Central Florida: Employment help and new job listings updated each month

  • Career Source Polk: Employment help and new job listings in Polk County

  • Christian HELP Foundation: Walk-in employment center with counseling, resume help, food pantry, pet food pantry, clothing, furniture, scholarships

  • Discover Ability: Employment training and placement for anyone, especially individuals with disabilities.

  • Experience Works: Employment help for older workers. (407)540-1358

  • Florida Jobs: One-stop Career Center

  • Goodwill Industries: Self Sufficiency Center: Interviewing techniques, locate jobs, develop resume, job leads, financial literacy.

Education

  • Adult Literacy League: Adult basic education in reading, writing, and math. Build skills for GED, ESOL, or to find jobs. All classes are free.

  • Boot Camp for New Dads: Community-based workshop that inspires and equips men to support their mates and personally transform into dads.

  • Central Florida Urban League: Budget/credit counseling, rental readiness, home-buyer education, mortgage modification; youth job training, crime prevention, education, possible rent and utilities. (407)841-7654

  • Florida Literacy Coalition: Literacy, math, tutoring, GED, etc.

Food Assistance

Financial Assistance & Counseling

  • AGPM Family Emergency Assistance Program: Rental and/or utility assistance is available or eligible residents in AGPM communities. Please check eligibility requirements with your property manager or contact us for more information.

  • Catholic Charities of Central Florida: Assistance for rent, housing, food, parenting, employability, life skills, and more.

  • Charity and Love, Inc.: Online assistance with food stamps, medicaid, medicare, low income subsidy, job search, cash assistance, social security, counseling, and more. Location in Pine Hills, East Orlando, and Apopka.

  • Christian HELP Foundation: Walk-in employment center with counseling, resume help, food pantry, pet food pantry, clothing, furniture, scholarships

  • Christian Service Center: Homeless prevention through financial assistance, food, and clothing.

  • Jewish Family Services: Food pantry, financial aid, holiday meals, rides, regardless of religious affiliation.

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Assistance with utility bills. (321)633-1951

  • OUC Project Care: One time OUC Utility Assistance. Dial 211

  • Salvation Army: Financial assistance, rent, utilities, food. Please call Monday mornings. (407)423-8581

  • Tax Help: Connect with local free tax help resources in your area or dial 211.

  • The Assistance Fund: Financial assistance programs for children and adults diagnosed with critical or chronic illnesses.

Health

If you have an organization or resource you'd like us to add to this list, please contact us for review.