Our Partner Agencies
*American Red Cross of Northeast Florida: (386) 752-0650 or (904) 358-8091, www.redcross.org, Provides: emergency services to disaster victims and members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Teaches lifesaving skills in CPR, first aid, water safety and health courses; emergency disaster shelter.
Annie Mattox Recreation Center, Inc.: (386) 755-5076 Provides safe, supervised after-school programs for local youth between the ages of four and 16.
Boys & Girls Club of Columbia County: (386) 752-4184 Offers social, cultural and educational programs to the youth of our community.
Boy Scouts of America: North Florida Council:, (800) 232-0845, www.nfcscouting.org, Youth development program for young men ages seven to 18 years focusing on character development, citizenship and fitness. Co-ed program for ages 14-20.
* CARC - Advocates for Citizens with Disabilities: - (386) 752-1880 www.lakecity-carc.com Provides adult day training, in-home supports, employment services, residential services and employment opportunities to local citizens with disabilities.
* CDS Family and Behavioral Health Services, Interface N.W. (386) 487-0190, www.cdsfl.org, Strengthens families by addressing issues of troubled youth ages 6-17 through counseling and support. Temporary shelter and family counseling are available.
Catholic Charities Bureau: (386) 754-9180, www.catholiccharitieslakecity.org , Emergency assistance with utility, rent, food, Life Enrichment classes, gas vouchers life sustaining prescriptions, SNAP applicatioins,services to the homeless. Florida Gateway Food Bank, (386) 755-5683, www.floridagatewayfoodbank.org
Childrenfs Home Society of Florida: (800) 300-9567 www.chsfl.org, Counselors provide help to clients who have endured significant trauma. The agencies's Family Visitation Center provides a safe nviropnment for court ordered supervised visits.
Columbia County Senior Services: (386) 755-0235, www.ccseniors.com, Provides services which help senior adults maintain their independence: housekeeping, bathing assistance, respite care, emergency alert and home delivered meals for homebound senior adults. Dementia day care also available.
*Early Learning Coalition of Florida’s Gateway: (386) 752-9770 www.elcgateway.org Provides information, regardless of income, about quality child care, after-school programs and free VPK. Financial assisance for low-income families may be available for children birth through age 12.
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council: (904) 388-4653, www.girlscouts-gateway.org Delivers, leadership, STEM, financial literacy and outdoor programs that buildi girls of courage, confidence and character.
Happy House: (386) 752-4736, www.happyhouselc.columbia21stcclc.com Nationally-accredited, year-round preschool offering state subsidies, free VPK and free 21st Century after-school programs. Scholarships may be available for children birth to age three.
Love INC of Suwannee County: (386) 364-4673, www.loveinc-suwanneecounty.org, Love INC aids the community with food, clothing, gas vouchers, prescriptions, utilities, budgeting and spiritual counseling. Bread is available. DCF representative in our office.
* Meridian Behavioral Healthcare: (352) 374-5600, www.mbhci.org, Promotes health, recovery, and well-being of those affected by mental illnesses and substance use disorders through prevention, coordinated treatment and supportive services.
Suwannee County Police Athletic League: (386) 208-1494 Provides safe, adult supervised after-school programs for local youth ages 7 to 17. Programs include sports; summer camp; arts; crafts; swimming; and tutoring in math, writing and reading.
*Suwannee River Area Health Education Center: (386) 462-1551, www.srahec.org, Provides services that promote health and wellness, prevent disease, and build capacity through on line education, conference development, management, evaluation, program planning, and training.
*Suwannee River Economic Council: (386) 362-4115 or (386) 792-1136 www.srecing.org Provides and array of services that enables residents to maintain and improve quality of life in their community.
*Suwannee Valley 4Cs Head Start / Early Head Start: (386) 754-2222, www.sv4cs.org, Free early childhood (birth to five) education and health services for: low income families, pregnant women, children with a diagnosed disability regardless of family income.
The Arc North Florida: (386) 362-7143 www.arcnfl.com Provides advocacy and services for adults 21 and older with developmental disabilities. Vocational and employment skills training, residential option, transportation, recreation and support services.
Three Rivers Legal Services: (386) 752-5960, www.trls.org, Provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people with family, housing, probate, consumer, tax, education, and public benefits issues, guardian advocacy, and other issues.
Vivid Visions: Hotline (386) 364-2100 or (800) 500-1119, www.vividvisionsinc.org Assistance to victims of domestic violence that includes shelter, crisis hotline, counseling, advocacy, court advocacy, support groups, information, referrals and other services as needed.
Voices for Children / Guardian ad Litem: (386) 758-1170 or (386) 364-7720 www.guardianadlitem.org Staff and volunteers advocating for the best interests of children who have been abused and involved in court to ensure safe, caring and permanent environments.
*WellFlorida Council: (352) 313-6500, www.wellflorida.org . WellFlorida creates critically needed programs targeting chronic disease, rural and infant/maternal health; and provides health-related data, research, analysis and education.
* Affiliated, non-funded agencies.