The Tree House Foundation

501 N. Magnolia Avenue

Orlando, Florida 32801

407-447-1780

© 2014 by The Tree House Foundation

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.

  • Chelsea House: Transitional Housing for Women. (850)329-7512

  • 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.

  • Echo Outreach Ministries: Emergency resources program for food, clothing, household items, furniture, budget counseling, short-term housing, employment assistance. (850) 224-ECHO (3246)

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

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

Employment & Job Training

  • AppleOne: Employment agency.

  • Capital Area Community Action Agency: Encourages savings with matching amounts to buy homes and businesses; micro-enterprise loans, business consulting, job training, food vouchers, bus passes, rent and utility assistance, prescription assistance. (850) 222-2043

  • Echo Outreach Ministries: Emergency resources program for food, clothing, household items, furniture, budget counseling, short-term housing, employment assistance. (850) 224-ECHO (3246)

  • 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.

  • Workforce Plus: Resource website for jobs and job seekers in Leon. Job training & youth jobs, as well. (850)922-0023

  • Tallahassee Urban League: Education so every child is ready for college, job assistance, affordable housing, health care. (850)222-6111

 

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.

  • Capital Area Community Action Agency: Encourages savings with matching amounts to buy homes and businesses; micro-enterprise loans, business consulting, job training, food vouchers, bus passes, rent and utility assistance, prescription assistance. (850) 222-2043

  • Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida: Emergency financial assistance, prescription assistance, migrant services. (850)222-2180

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

  • Direct Emergency Assistance Program: Emergency financial assistance for rent/mortgage, food, utilities, medication (850) 222-2043

  • Leon County Extension Office: Free nutrition classes, management of food budgets, safe food handling, budgeting. (850)6065200

  • 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

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

  • Salvation Army: Financial assistance for rent, utilities, food. Call Monday mornings and have SS card, documented emergency, proof of residents, photo ID. (850)222-0304

  • 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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