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

Employment & Job Training

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.

  • Alternatives Unlimited: Drop Back In tutoring for youth ages 16-21. It is free from the county to earn a high school diploma. Must have finished 8th grade, have proof of age, and proof of withdrawal.

  • 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.

  • Frontline Outreach:  Teen parenting, all-pro dads, G.E.D., anger resolution, after school programs.

  • Workforce Advantage Academy: For high school juniors and seniors – part time job or paid internship opportunities to earn money and gain experience while earning standard high school diploma,

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

  • Center State Bank: Along with regular banking services, they offer Fresh Start Checking for individuals who have had banking problems in the past and need a second chance at having a checking account.

  • 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.

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

  • Hope Foundation for the Homeless: Food Pantry, thrift store, case management, financial assistance

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

  • 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

  • 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.

 

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The Tree House Foundation

501 N. Magnolia Avenue

Orlando, Florida 32801

407-447-1780

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