Services for the homeless and hungry
Guides to resources and services
|Community Resource Guide||Provides a comprehensive guide to all local resources for the homeless, including food assistance, clothing, emergency shelter, low-cost housing, emergency medical care, counseling, training and employment.|
|Housing Resources||Provides a list of government subsidized housing and other low-income housing options in Gainesville and Alachua County.|
|Homeless Street Card||Offers important legal, housing, and meal information to homeless persons and provides a list of other services available.|
|U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Initiative||Information about resources for homeless and at-risk veterans and their families, such as housing assistance, employment programs, health care, and mental health services.|
|North Florida/South Georgia HCHV Outreach Schedule||Veterans Affairs Outreach Schedule for Health Care, Case Management, and Housing|
|Hot Meal Card info. Front
Hot Meal Card info. back
|Allows those how are currently homeless to have a hot meal at listed restaurants. These cards can be obtained from the Alachua County Housing Authority Fridays from 9 till noon as well as scheduled dates at St. Francis house|
Links to service providers
|Access Florida||Apply for Access (Food Stamps), Cash Assistance, and Medicaid.
Note for deaf and hard-of-hearing customers calling about Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Temporary Cash Assistance (TANF): A separate toll free ACCESS Customer Call Center number has been set up for deaf and hard of hearing customers using the Florida Relay Service: 1-866-980-7367.
|Alachua County Health Department||Services include adult and pediatric primary health care, family planning, immunization, STD and HIV screening.|
|EmployFlorida.com||Fairly comprehensive, searchable list of job opportunities in the state.|
|Social Security U.S.||Help with determining eligibility for Social Security benefits, Supplementary Security Income (SSI), and Disability benefits.|
|U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)||Apply for VA benefits online.|
Sources for Food
- Free Meals for Children 0-18: The Alachua County Food Services Program is providing free meals to any child between 0-18 years of age. Participating sites are providing free, nutritious breakfast and lunch. For a list of locations and to register, please visit www.acpsfood.com.
Report abuse of children and vulnerable adults.
|Alachua County Crisis Line||(352) 264-6789
Free 24-hour telephone crisis intervention and counseling service; short-term crisis counseling.
|Domestic Violence Hotline||1-800-500-1119
|Information and Referral||Call 2-1-1.
Trained professionals are available 24/7 to provide crisis counseling and referrals to health and human service programs that can meet a variety of needs including food, housing, employment, health care, and more.
|Rape Crisis Hotline||1-888-956-RAPE (7273)|
|Sexual Violence Hotline||1-866-875-7983
For Columbia, Dixie, Levy, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Layafette and Suwannee Counties