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

  • Access Outreach Center of Osceola: Helps you apply for public assistance through a variety of state and federal programs. Medicare, medicaid, low income subsidy, food stamps, cash assistance, etc. Call (407)931-4825.

  • American Red Cross – Mid Florida Region: Emergency relief, assistance, and education services.

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

  • Beta Center: Cooperative living program for teen parents, parenting, life skills, homelessness, education. Also available emergency food, diapers, formula, pregnancy tests, and counseling.

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

  • Community Legal Services: Low cost legal services

  • 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.

  • Guardian Ad Litem: Advocates for the best interest of children who are allegedly abused, neglected, or abandoned and are in court

  • Help Now of Osceola: Domestic violence counseling, sexual assault, shelter.

  • Hispanic Health Initiatives: Educate and connect medically under-served families.

  • New Hope for Kids: Support for children and families who are grieving over loss of a loved one. Wish granting

  • The Mustard Seed: Furniture and clothing

  • Senior Resource Alliance: Help provide seniors resources to make good decisions for future and have a mobile bus for medical and dental services. (407)514-1800 or 211

  • 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

  • Able Body: Day Labor. Arrive M-F@5am, Sat@6am. 612 W. Vine, Kissimmee. Call first: (855)225-5777

  • AppleOne: Employment agency.

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

  • Dress for Success: Professional attire and network of support to help women thrive in work and life

  • 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.

  • Labor Ready: Day labor – arrive M-S@5am at 2219 Irlo Bronson Road, Kissimmee. (407) 944-1440

  • Two 6 Resources: Employment training and placement for anyone, especially individuals with disabilities.

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

 

Education

  • Adult Learning Center in Osceola: Free classes for Osceola residents

  • 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.

  • Mavericks High Schools: Educational choice for students who have dropped out or are in danger of dropping out to receive HS diploma

  • 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

  • Access Outreach Center of Osceola: Helps you apply for public assistance through a variety of state and federal programs. Medicare, medicaid, low income subsidy, food stamps, cash assistance, etc. Call (407)931-4825

  • 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 Ministry Center: Clothing MWF9-11am, 1-2:30pm. Daily Hot meal M-F@11am. Food pantry for families with children. Showers and medical assistance.

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

  • Community Food and Outreach: Low cost grocery store, emergency food boxes, financial literacy, life skills, crisis, counseling.

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

  • 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

  • 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.

 

 

Osceola

The Tree House Foundation

501 N. Magnolia Avenue

Orlando, Florida 32801

407-447-1780

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