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Community Action Agencies are nonprofit and public groups funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), a federal program that allocates funding to states to connect Americans to greater opportunity.
The nation’s Community Action Agencies embody our nation’s spirit of hope, change people’s lives, and improve communities. When national, state and local leaders tap into these agencies’ experience, they can promote workable solutions that connect more families to opportunity – and make America a better place to live for everyone.
Broward County Community Action Agency
Location 900 N.W. 31st Avenue, Suite 3100
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Telephone number (954) 357-5025
A number of low income assistance programs, resources for senior citizens, and other aid is available.
Locations of the Broward County non-profit Community Action Agencies and centers are as follows.
Annie L. Weaver Health Center and Family Success Center, Address: 2011 N.W. 3rd Ave., Pompano Beach, Florida 33060, call 954-357-5340
The South Region Family Success Center, known as Carver Ranches, is at 4733 S.W. 18th St., Hollywood, FL 33023. Call 954-357-5650
Davie Family Success Center, 4700 Davie Road, Suite B, Davie, FL 33314, 954-797-2054
Edgar P. Mills Multi-Purpose Center is at 900 N.W. 31st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311, telephone 954-357-5001
Northwest Family Success Center, 10077 N.W. 29th St., Coral Springs, FL 33065. For information, dial 954-357-5000
Bay County Council on Aging, Inc. helps low income families in Gulf and Bay County.
The address is 1116 Frankford Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401
Call (850) 769-3486
Brevard County Community Action Program
Main office is at 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone number is (321) 633-2076
Some of the resources include Employment and Training Unit, burial assistance, section 8 vouchers, and information on loan programs for paying rent or for a mortgage for a first time home buyer.
Capital Area Community Action Agency
309 Office Plaza Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Telephone: (850) 222-2043
Case managers can provide the working poor referral, access to programs, and information on public aid. This agency supports families in Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, and Liberty County. Call them for information on programs as wide ranging as job training to applications for LIHEAP.
The main locations of Capital Area Community Action Agency.
- Leon County, 309 Office Plaza Drive, Tallahassee Florida, 32327, Telephone: (850) 222-2043
- Calhoun County, 20859 Central Ave. East, Room 308, Calhoun County Courthouse, Blountstown Florida, 32324, (850) 222-2043
- Franklin County 203 North 5th Street, Carrabelle Florida, 32322, call (850) 697-5337. A second office in the county is at 192 14th Street, Suite 113, Apalachicola Florida, 32320, (850) 653-8057.
- Gadsden County, 104 N. Adams Street, Quincy Florida, 32351, main phone (850) 875-4250
- Gulf County, 109 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe Florida, 32456, call (850) 229-1717 for intake.
- Jefferson County, 950 Mamie Scott Drive, Monticello Florida, 32344, phone (850) 222-2043
- Wakulla County, Barry Building, 3295 Crawfordville Hwy, #4 Back Building, Crawfordville Florida, 32327, call (850) 926-3122
Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. is for counties of Alachua, Levy, and Marion
Main address – 2606 NW 6th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
Telephone: (352) 378-5892. Get a listing of their services.
Central Florida Community Action Agency offices are as follows. Call them for information or referrals. A number of other services are available as well.
Alachua County Office, 1405 N.W. 13th Street, Suite B, Gainesville, Florida 32601, dial (352) 373-7667
Marion County Office center is at 2320 NE 2nd St., Ocala, FL 34470, telephone (352) 732-3008
Levy County Office, 215 S.W. 5th Street, Chiefland, FL 32626, main number is (352)493-1734
Community Action Program Committee, Inc.
1380 North Palafox Street
Pensacola, Florida 32501
Telephone: (850) 438-4021
Services are available in Escambia, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa County.
Call or stop by 1380 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, Florida 32501, (phone (850) 438-4021) or the office at 292 Muscogee Road, Cantonment, Florida. Dial (850) 679-4817.
County of Charlotte Human Services
512 E. Grace Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950-6121
Telephone: (941) 833-6500
The organization is the local community action agency as well. Programs include LIHEAP as well as grants for water bills from Heartship. The non-profit also has a discount prescription card for all residents and applications for other financial aid.
Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc.
1907 E. Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610
Telephone: (813) 231-4362
Free food, home delivered meals, homeless prevention, and emergency rent assistance may be arranged for low income or unemployed residents. Also look into job training and self-sufficiency programs.
Coalition of Florida Farmworker Organizations, Inc.
P.O. Box 344010
Florida City, FL 33034
This agency supports immigrants and farm workers across Florida. Spanish speaking residents, the very poor, and others may qualify for help.
The main Coalition of Florida Farmworker Organizations offices are below. As noted, resources vary by office. The locations also provide services across all of Florida.
- 778 West Palm Drive, Florida City, Florida 33034, phone no: (305)246-0357
- 214 A South 1st Street, Immokalee, FL 34142, (239)657-7272
Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County, Inc.
Address of office is 1456 Old Dixie Highway
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Call the agency at (772) 562-4177
The location almost provides assistance in Okeechobee County. Call for details on food programs, LIHEAP energy assistance, home delivered meals and more.
Hillsborough County Community Action Program
601 E. Kennedy Boulevard, 25th Floor
Tampa, Florida 33602
Telephone number is (813) 301-7344
They offer care for seniors (such as Meals on Wheels), rent help / homeless prevention, transportation, and emergency electric bill assistance, among other programs.
The main Hillsborough County Community Action Program centers are as follows. Call for intake or information on their services.
Lee Davis Center, 3402 N. 22nd St., Tampa, FL 33605, dial 813-272-5220
Plant City Center, 307 N. Michigan, Plant City, FL 33566, telephone number is 813-757-3871
Ruskin (SouthShore) Center, 201 14th Ave. SE, Ruskin, FL 33570, 813-671-7647
University Community Resource Center is based at 13605 N. 22nd St., Tampa, FL 33613, telephone 813-975-2153
The West Tampa Center – 2103 N. Rome Ave., Tampa, FL 33607, main phone 813-272-5074
Hendry County Department of Social Services
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone number is (863) 675-5356
Immokalee Multicultural Multipurpose Community Action Agency
210 A. South First Street
Immokalee, FL 34143
Telephone: (239) 657-2213
Assistance programs are offered for Spanish speakers and immigrants. Some programs available include job training, ESL, information on emergency rent and more.
Lake Community Action Agency, Inc.
Address is 501 N. Bay Street
Eustis, FL 32726-4111
Telephone number – (352) 357-3497. For more information on their services, click here.
Lee County Department of Human Services
2440 Thompson Street
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Call (239) 533-7930 for information.
Manatee Community Action Agency
Address is 302 Manatee Avenue, East
Bradenton, FL 34208
Telephone: (941) 827-2887
Serves the county of Manatee and nearby Hardee and Desoto County too.
The main locations of Manatee Community Action Agency are below. The case managers of site can also help clients in other ways, such as refer them to government programs or public benefits, such as SNAP food stamps, section 8 housing, and many others. The locations are Hardee County Court House Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, call (941) 827-2887. Or the main office is at 302 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208. The telephone number is (941) 827-2887
Mid Florida Community Services, Inc.
Address – 820 Kennedy Boulevard
Brooksville, FL 34605-0896
Telephone: (352) 796-1425
Counties include Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Sumter, and Volusia.
Mid-Florida Community Services office locations
Hernando County, 820 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34601, telephone: (855) 643-3567.
West Pasco County. Another office is at 11245 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Florida 34609, Telephone: (855) 643-3567
East Pasco County, 14446 7th Street, Dade City, FL 33523, (855) 643-3567
Sumter County, 100 East Dade Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513, main phone (855) 643-3567
Citrus County, 1649 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Tree Tops Plaza, Lecanto, Florida 34461, call (352) 527-3809
Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department
701 N.W. 1st Court, Suite 1000
Miami, Florida 33136
Primary telephone number is (786) 469-4613
Most of the assistance for bills, food, or rent is part of the Emergency Food and Shelter Assistance, and this is very limited. Other help is for immigrants, job training in a classroom, grants for paying electric bills from LIHEAP and other services.
Locations of Miami Community Action Centers
If you need financial help or referrals, the Miami Dade County Community Action Agency has a few centers in the region. Whether it is a free grant, transportation, or other support, assistance is available. The main sites are.
-701 N.W. 1st Court, Suite 1000, Miami, FL 33136, dial (786) 469-4613
-Miami Gardens Service Center, address is 16405 NW 25th Avenue Rm. 105, Miami Gardens, FL 33054, telephone 305-623-6500
-Edison Service Center is at 150 NW 79th Street, Miami, Florida 33150. Dial 305-756-4147 for intake.
-Wynwood Service Center, 2902 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127, main number 305-547-7661
-Hialeah Service Center is at 300 E. First Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33010. Telephone – 305-885-7514
-Accon Service Center, 858 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130, 305-547-4892
-South Beach Community Action Service Center. Address is 833 Sixth Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Dial the location at 305-672-1705
-Sweetwater Service Center, 250 SW 114th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33174, 305-207-5377
-Perrine Service Center, 17801 Homestead Avenue, Miami, FL 33157, dial 305-254-5804
-Goulds location is 21300 SW 122nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33170. Dial 305-233-2121 for an appointment.
-Joseph Caleb Service Center, 5400 NW 22 Avenue, 3rd Floor, Miami FL 33147, 305-636-2296
-Culmer Service Center, 1600 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. Main number – 305-438-4161
-Liberty City Community Enrichment Center, location is 6100 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33127. Dial 305-756-2830
-Frankie Shannon Rolle non-profit center is at 3750 South Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33133, 305-446-3311
-Florida City/Homestead Service Center, 1600 NW 6th Court, Florida City, FL 33034, dial 305-247-2068
-Naranja Service Center is at 13955 SW 264th Street. Phone – 305-258-5471
Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. (NFCAA)
Jacksonville, FL 32201
Telephone number is (904) 398-7472
The non-profit provide assistance, food, referrals, and more to working poor, seniors and unemployed in Baker, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, Clay, Flagler, and Putnam County.
Locations of Northeast Florida Community Action Agency
Baker County, 84 W. Lowder Street, Suite B, Macclenny, Florida 32063, dial (904) 259-4481
Clay County, 321 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043, telephone (904) 529-2200
Orange Park, 1543 Kingsley Ave., Suite 10, Orange Park, Florida 32073, call (904) 592-4838
Duval County, Emmett Reed Center, Family and Community Service Center, 1093 W. 6th Street, Suite 212, Jacksonville, Florida 32209, telephone (904) 632- 1470
A second location in Duval is at Robert F. Kennedy Center, Emergency Services Center, 1133 Ionia Street, Suite 212, Jacksonville, Florida 32206, dial (904) 632-1461
The Weatherization Assistance Program Office is at 4070 Boulevard Center Dr., Building 4500, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32207, call (904) 398-7472
Flagler County, 4750 East Moody Blvd., Bunnell, Florida 32110, dial (386) 313-2506
Nassau County, 1303 Jasmine Street, Suite 100, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034, (904) 261-0801
Putnam County, 1201 Madison Avenue, Suite 102, Palatka, Florida 32177, dial (386) 385-3954
St. Johns County, 1300 Duval Street, St. Augustine, Florida 32084, call (904) 824-0978
Orange County Community Action Division
Main address is 2100 E. Michigan Street
Orlando, Florida 32806
Phone – (407) 836-9333
The crisis assistance center is a last resort. Financial aid is for seniors, the disabled, and low income in the county. They also work with the Office and Commission on Aging to offer food and support to the elderly in Florida.
Call the Citizen Resource & Outreach Office at 2100 E. Michigan Street, Orlando, Florida 32806, telephone 407-836-8990.
Palm Beach County Community Action Agency
Address is 810 Datura Street, Suite 150
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Telephone number is (561) 355-4792
A number of resources are offered for low income families. Seniors can apply for energy bill assistance or home delivered meals. Other services include housing and foreclosure counseling, applications for programs such as Head Start, and other aid.
There are several sites, known as Service Centers, run by Palm Beach County Community Action Agency. The main locations are below.
Delray Beach – 610 SW 15th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Telephone 278-8090
Pahokee center is at 380 East 5th Street, Pahokee, FL, dial 924-7232
Jupiter site is at 6415 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, Florida 33450. Call 694-5471
Riviera Beach is at 1440 Martin Luther King Blvd., Riviera Beach, FL 33404. Call 845-4670
Lake Worth, 1699 Wingfield Street, Lake Worth, FL 33460, main phone 694-5415
South Bay – 625 Martin Luther King Blvd., South Bay, Florida 33493. Main number is 996-0660
Pinellas Opportunity Council, Inc.
Main location – 3443 1st Avenue, North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Telephone number – (727) 327-8690.
They do have limited emergency assistance for electric bills, food, clothing, or rent/housing. This is very limited and will usually be combined with services focused on addressing the root cause of the hardship. The main offices for the non-profit are as follows.
- 1111 18th Av. S., St.Petersburg 33705, call (727) 821-0584
- 8384 Bayou Boardwalk Largo 33777, (727) 202-6803
- 1035 Burlington Av. N. St. Petersburg 33701 (727) 894-5176
- 218 Lemonstreet Village Tarpon Springs, Florida call (727) 937-9393
- 1111 18th Av. S., St. Petersburg, Florida 33705, phone (727) 822-4492
- 6051 78th Av. N. Pinellas Park 33781, dial (727) 541-0896
Sarasota County Health & Human Services
Main address is 2200 Ringling Boulevard, Suite 2001
Sarasota, FL 34237-6102
Telephone number is (941) 861-2564
Seminole County Community Assistance
1101 E. First Street
Sanford, Florida 32773
Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Programs are for the counties of Hamilton, Bradford, Gilchrist, Columbia, Dixie, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union.
Live Oak, FL 32060-0070
Telephone: (386) 362-4115
Telamon – The community action affiliated agency operates in limited portions of Florida.Winter Park, FL 32789, Phone number is (407) 788-2763
They may have grants for home repairs for income qualified senior seniors. Other aid is HUD approved foreclosure counseling, referrals to financial aid and utility bill assistance, and even short term loans for certain needs. Funding levels vary.
Treasure Coast Community Services Advisory Board – St. Lucie County Department of Human Services
437 N. 7th Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
If you live in Martin, Okeechobee, or St. Lucie, call this community action agency.
The Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc.
P.O. Box 3126
Winter Haven, FL 33885
Telephone number is (863) 956-3491
Programs are for Polk County as well as portions of Hendry and Highlands Florida.
Tri-County Community Council, Inc.
Bonifay, Florida 32425
Telephone: (850) 547-3689
Counties are Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton. The community action organization offers discount prescription cards, funds from the Florida Emergency Shelter Grant program, and many other services.
There are a few offices of Tri-County Community Council. They are as follows.
- 302 N. Oklahoma St., Bonifay, FL 32425, 850-547-3689
- 290 Martin Luther King Ave., Crestview, Florida 32536
- 6607 E. Elva St., Milton, Florida 32570
- 623 Hwy. 273, Chipley, FL 32428
- 949 Jenks Ave., Ste. 1, Panama Florida FL 32401
- 330 Hwy. 90, Bonifay, Florida 32425
Volusia County Department of Community Services
Address is 123 W. Indiana Ave., Room 101
Deland, FL 32720-4611
Telephone: (386) 736-5956
Examples of services from the community action agency include Summer Food Service Program, short term financial aid for medications, transportation, or rent. The homeless can explore transitional housing and forgiveable loans or grants for moving costs or deposits.
Volusia County Department of Community Services has a few offices in the region. They are noted below.
- West Volusia, 386-736-5955
- Daytona Beach, 386-254-4648
- New Smyrna Beach, 386-423-3375
Wakulla County Senior Citizens Council
33 Michael Drive
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
Telephone: (850) 926-7145
Resources focus on the elderly and seniors, but other local Florida families may benefit. Energy assistance, congregate meals sites, and advice on government aid such as Medicare is offered.
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