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.

Child Care & Youth Programs

 

Crisis, General, & Other Assistance

  • Angel Flight: Free personal flights for medical needs, caregivers, domestic abuse, special camps, adoption, people who cannot afford commercial flights.

  • Computers for Education, Inc.: Free computers to students, individuals, nonprofits, senior citizens in need.

  • Department of Children and Families: Report suspected abuse; potentially receive rental assistance for homes in need with children.

  • Dignity U Wear: Brand new clothing to children, veterans, victims of abuse, and more.

  • Hope Haven: Children, young adults, and families – care for learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, and mental health issues. (904)346-5100

  • Hubbard House: Domestic Violence Counseling and Outreach. (904) 354-0076

  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid: Legal Aid for those in need. (866) 284-8410 toll-free

  • PCs for People: Computers for individuals and families that fall below 150% of the poverty line. Check website for listings.

  • Quigley House: Domestic violence and sexual assault center. Emergency shelter, crisis, children’s programs, community education. Located in Clay. (904)284-0424. 24Hour Hotline: (304)284-0061

  • Zebra Alliance: Foster hope, dignity, and self-respect in LGPTQ youth including shelter, counseling, food, and medical assistance.

 

Employment & Job Training

  • AppleOne: Employment agency.

  • 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.

  • Pragmatic Works Foundation: Free job training in the IT field or unemployed and misplaced workers who cannot afford the training and hardware. Interview skills and leads or jobs. (904) 638-5743.

 

Education

Food Assistance

 

Financial Assistance & Counseling

  • Advance Earned Income Tax Credit: Get next year’s refund in this week’s paycheck Must meet certain income requirements and have at least one child living with you. 1 (800)829-1040

  • AGPM Family Emergency Assistance Program: Rental and/or utility assistance is available or eligible residents in AGPM communities. Please check eligibility requirements at link.

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

  • CredAbility: Credit Counseling, education, budgeting, credit, debt management, etc.

  • Family Foundations: Financial counseling, transportation, communication, credit, home buying, money management, family counseling. (904) 396-4846

  • Link-Up Florida and Lifeline Assistance Programs: Helps to make telephone service affordable to low-income customers in Florida. 1 (800)540-7039

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

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

  • TaxHelp.org: Connect with local free tax help resources in your area.

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

 

Health

Step one for all renters:

You are welcome to access 100% free rental counseling by Springboard. In these online and phone sessions, you will learn:

  • How to calculate rent affordability

  • understand the terms of your lease agreement

  • How to deal with financial crisis and fulfill your lease obligations

  • How to develop a realistic household budget

  • Understand credit and credit scores

  • Reducing or eliminating debt

  • Spotting financial danger signs

  • and preparing for homeownership

Take advantage of this free education by logging onto RentalCounseling.org. Please feel free to log-in under your community – all information is confidential.

 

Clay

The Tree House Foundation

501 N. Magnolia Avenue

Orlando, Florida 32801

407-447-1780

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