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Alachua County - Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center

The Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center offers a program to help anyone who is a victim or survivor of violence. Victims do NOT have to report to law enforcement to receive services. All services are free and confidential.

Services Include:

  • Immediate outreach to victims of sexual battery
  • Face-to-face and telephone counseling
  • Support groups
  • Accompany and support victims through criminal justice proceedings
  • Transportation to court appearances and other appointments related to the victimization
  • Assist with application process for Victims Compensation and relocation for Sexual Assault Victims
  • Assistance with Protective Injunctions
  • Emergency assistance with urgent special needs
  • Personal advocacy
  • Information and referral
  • Community education, speeches, and consultation
  • Network with other victim service providers and state organization
  • Outreach services provided in the Gainesville Police Department
  • HIV Test Site

Please contact for more information.

Catholic Charities Gainesville Regional Office - Family Assistance

Catholic Charities provides many services to those in need without regard to race, religion, ethnic group, etc.

Services include:

  • Adoption
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Food Pantry
  • Holiday Assistance
  • Homeless Prevention
  • Housing Opportunities Program (HOP)
  • Mobile Outreach Food Program
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Prescription Assistance
  • Utility Bill Assistance

Please see the website for more information.

Episcopal Children's Services - Early Learning Program and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

This agency works with children from birth to age five and their families to build a strong educational foundation. The purpose of early education is to prepare children to be ready to succeed in school and in life. Children grow intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. ECS offers programs that help raise the standard of care and education. Children are able to learn in a safe and fun filled environment. Counties covered: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns and Union.

Please see the website for all services.

Early Learning Programs Include:
Infant Learning - 6 weeks to 11 months
Toddler Program - 12 to 23 months
Early Preschool Program - 24 to 36 months
Preschool Programs - 3 to 5 years
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten - 4 years

Florida Department of Children and Families - Services

This agency can help clients get services such as Food Stamps and Temporary Cash Assistance.

Programs Include:

  • ACCESS Florida (Food Stamps, Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance)
  • Abuse Hotline
  • Adoption information
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Domestic Violence resources
  • Foster Care
  • Homelessness resources
  • Human Trafficking information
  • Mental Health services
  • Refugee Services
  • Substance Abuse information
  • Please see the website for all services.

Florida Department of Education - McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities gives students with special needs the chance to attend a private school. The program is for students in grades K-12. Please see the website for more information.

Please go to this website: http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/mc…

Florida Division of Blind Services - Vocational Rehabilitation

The aim of this agency is to create a barrier free environment for Floridians with visual disabilities. There are services for children and adults.

Services include:

  • Blind Babies Program
  • Business Enterprise
  • Children's Program
  • Employer Services
  • Independent Living
  • Rehabilitation Center
  • Talking Books Library
  • Transition Services

Please see the website for more information.

Florida KidCare

The state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working. It includes four different parts.

Some of the services Florida KidCare covers are:

  • Check-ups and shots
  • Dental
  • Doctor visits
  • Emergencies
  • Hospital
  • Mental health
  • Prescriptions
  • Surgery
  • Vision and hearing

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches - Youth Ranch

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches offer many opportunities for children in need. Services are for youth ages 8 through 18 years of age. Trained staff nurture youth and provide a warm sense of security and guidance. Counseling services are available for each child. There are programs for their parents as well. Other services include summer camp and a mobile camping program.

Services Include:

  • Community Based Services
  • Harmony in the Streets
  • Residential Care Services
  • Summer Camp

Please call or visit website for more information.