North 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. You can also visit Aunt Bertha FindHelp.org which has specialized resources for 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 Coalition Foster hope, dignity, and self-respect in LGBTQ youth including shelter, counseling, food, and medical assistance. Located in Orlando but can assist with regional resources.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

 

Education

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

  • Clay County Literacy Coalition: Tutoring for literacy of the English language. (904)272-5988

  • Clay County Public Libraries: Along with media and books, computer classes are hosted. (904)278-3722

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

  • Literacy Volunteers of the Big Bend: Free literacy tutoring, adult education, job skills, budgeting, homework help, ESOL. (580)606-2644

 

Food Assistance

 

  • 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 Clay County: Assistance for rent, housing, food, parenting, employability, life skills, 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)

  • Good News Outreach: Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. (850)412-7881

  • Holy Comforter Episcopal Church: Food Pantry. (850)877-2717

  • Our Father’s Storehouse: Non-perishable food for individuals in need. 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 5-7pm at Wildwood Church. (850)584-7066

  • Summer Food Service Program: Free summer food for children under the age of 18. Check website for locations.

  • Women Infants Children (WIC): Healthy foods, nutrition, education and counseling, breastfeeding support, referrals for health care.

 

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.

  • 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 Clay County: Assistance for rent, housing, food, parenting, employability, life skills, and more.

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

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

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

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

  • Lifeline Assistance Programs: Helps to make telephone service affordable to low-income customers in Florida.

  • 1 (800)234-9473

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Assistance with utility bills. Find your local provider on the website

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

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

 

Health

  • Aging Solutions: Assists with guardianship, wills, burial, and other needs.

  • Bond Community Health Center: Health Center which accepts medicaid/medicare and private insurance, as well as providing healthcare on a sliding scare with verification of income. Bring proof of insurance or verification of income on visit. (850) 576-4073

  • 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

  • CareNet: Provides basic health care services to Leon County citizens who do not have health insurance. (850) 606-1900.

  • Clay County Health Department: WIC & nutrition, school immunizations, water testing, sharps disposal, health care, family planning, STDs. (904) 529-2800

  • Florida’s Vision Quest: Vision screenings and glasses for children in a mobile vision clinic.

  • Leon County Health Department: Health Services. (850)606-8000

  • Mental Health America of Northeast Florida: Mental Health counseling, bullying prevention. (904)738-8420

  • Neighborhood Medical Center: Free or reduced priced health care with verification of income. (850)224-2469

  • We Care Network: Free donated specialty medical care for parents referred by primary care. Must be uninsured and not eligible for any other government program. Must be Leon County residents and meet income guidelines. (850)942-5215.

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