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*American Red Cross of Northeast Florida: (386) 752-0650 or (352) 376-4669or (904) 358-8091, www.redcross.org, Local disaster response; provides CPR/first aid, water safety, and community preparedness education; and provides emergency communication service to members of the armed forces and families.

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 recreational 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

Childrenfs Home Society of Florida: (800) 300-9567 www.chsfl.org, Social service agency designed to protect children at risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment; strengthen/stabilize individuals and families; and find forever homes for children.

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 We are committed to supporting parents and early learning programs that lead to children’s educational success. ELCFG provides child care resource and referral and early learning services (school readiness and voluntary pre-kindergarten - VPK) in Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, Suwannee and Union counties.

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council: (904) 388-4653, www.girlscouts-gateway.orgGirl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

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, Meridian provides mental health and substance abuse services to people of all ages struggling with mental illness and addiction in a clinically-appropriate, cost-effective way.

Suwannee County Police Athletic League: (386) 208-1494 Provides safe, adult supervised after-school programs for local youth ages seven 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 problems, guardian advocacy, and other issues.

Vivid Visions: Hotline (386) 364-2100 or (800) 500-1119, www.vividvisionsinc.org Provides 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.