Shelters

Arnette House ( Project Safe Place) 2310 N.E. 24th Street, Ocala, Fl.
Services: Runaways and kids in trouble can get help fast by entering any business or public building displaying the “Yellow and Black” Safe Place sign. Locations are public building, businesses, community and social services agencies.
Phone: 352-622-6135
Web: arnettehouse.org/what-we-do
Hours: 24/7
Ages Served: Children and teens
Christian Care Center (Emergency Children’s Shelter) Leesburg, FL.
Services: Provides shelter for 16 children from the ages of 6 to 17 years who have been removed from homes where they were abused and neglected. A worm, loving environment is provided until a more permanent home can be found.
Phone: 352-787-2448
Web: www.christiancarecenter.org/CSH
Hours: 24/7
Ages Served: 6-17
Requirements: Must be court-appointed.
Fees: None
Christian Care Center (The Samaritan Inn) 115 N. 13th Street, Leesburg, FL
Services: A motel renovated to be a transitional home for needy homeless families.
Phone: 352-314-8733 or 352-434-1832
Web: www.samaritan-inn.org/
Hours: Office Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages Served: All
Fees: None
Helping Hand Ministries, Inc. (Homeless Advocacy) 16 W. St. Louis Avel, Eustis, FL.
Services: Helps to provide a safe, decent, sanitary “Daytime Service Center” for the homeless that meets their needs and advocates for solutions. In addition they reach out to the needs of the indigent, disabled, elderly and low-income people, providing educational support while attending to their immediate needs. The program incorporates skill-building for low-shilled workers, job placement once marketable sills are acquired & providing permanent housing to homeless families.
Services offered: Referral, housing, resume writing, skill building & computer literacy and lunch.
Phone: 352-460-5498
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ages Served: All
Fees: None
Lifestream Behavioral Center (Anthony House) 6215 Holly St., Zellwood, FL.
Services: A transitional housing facility that offers individuals & families interim housing as well as teaching skills that allow them to be self-sufficient, independent and, if applicable, drug & alcohol free. Residents progress through program stages & move from interim housing to permanent housing. The homelessness interventions begin early in the stay, increasing in frequency & intensity & continue through entry into permanent housing. Services may include brokering or linking individuals with other community services such as employment assistance, education, training, physical, mental and/or chemical health services, child care, transportation assistance or legal services.
Phone: 352-383-9242
Web: anthonyhouse.net/
Hours: 24/7
Ages Served: Varied
Fees: None

 

Our Father’s House of Refuge (Emergency Shelter) 504 E. Orange Ave., Eustis, FL.
Services: Provides shelter for homeless. Gives them a chance to grow spiritually and to have the guidance to go back into the world.
Phone: 352-460-5092
Web: www.ourfathershouseofrefuge.com
Hours: 24/7
Ages Served: Varied
Fees: None

Residential

Arnette House

Arnette House (Residential Services) 2310 NE 24th Street, Ocala, FL.
Services: 24 hour emergency youth shelter for children ages 10-17 who are runaways, lockouts, homeless, truant or experiencing parent/child conflict.
Phone: 352-622-6135
Web: arnettehouse.org
Hours: 24/7
Ages Served: 10-17 yrs.

 

Covenant Children’s Home

Covenant Children’s Home (Group Home) 11350 N. Covenant Path, Suite 100, Dunnelon.
Services: A safe refuge for school-age children who have been abandoned, abused, neglected or orphaned, and who require long-term shelter. Provides help for boys and girls in crisis, and in need of hope and healing, with the goal of keeping sibling groups together and minimizing the trauma that can result from family separation.
Phone: 352-489-2565
Web: www.covenantchildrenshome.org.
Hours: 24/7
Ages Served: Children
Fees: Call for more info

 

Enterhealth

Enterhealth (Residential Addiction Treatment)

Services: A comprehensive approach to drug and alchohol rehab which addresses the physical, psychological, neurological, relational and spiritual aspects of addiction.

Phone: 1-800-388-4601
Web: www.enterhealth.com
Hours: 24/7
Ages Served: Teens and adults
Fees: Call for more info

 

Lifestream Behavioral Center

Lifestream Behavioral Center (Safe Haven) POB 491000, Leesburg, FL.

Services: Residential facility for chronically homeless individuals with servere mental illness, substance abuse or co-occuring disorders. This is a permanent housing environment.

Phone: 352-357-4691

Web: wwwlsbc.net

Hours: 24/7
Ages Served: 18 Up Males only
Fees: Sliding scale

 

National Deaf Academy

National Deaf Academy (Residential Treatment) 19650 US Hwy. 441, Mt. Dora, FL

Services: Provides unique residential mental health care for children, adolescents and adults who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Autistic. Provides specialized treatment for individuals with Autism, PTSD, Low IQ and RAD, Hard-of-Hearing & Deaf with co-occurring intellectual or developmental disabilities or psychiatric diagnoses.
Phone: 352-735-9500 or 866-588-3323
Web: www.nda.com
Hours: 24/7
Ages Served: Children, adolescents, adults.
Fees: Vary

 

Teen Challenge International

Teen Challenge International (Gateway Military Academy) 1213 Hope Lane, Bonifay
Services: A military school offering a positive life long change to troubled boys, administered by caring and helpful mentors and peers who encourage them to success. Their purpose is to help self destructing and angry teenage boys do a turnaround and begin looking at life differently. They are given a new purpose, a new drive, and a new passion to be a better person and to serve others.
Phone: 850-547-9011
Web: westflorida.teenchallenge.cc
Hours: 24/7
Ages Served: Male –  Ages: 11-17
Fees: Call for more info

 

Teen Challenge International

Teen Challenge International (Central Florida Men’s Center) 3706 S. Sanford Avenue, Sanford, FL.

Services: Helps men ages 18 and older address the drug and alcohol problems that are ruining their lives and then give them the opportunity to begin again. The program offers addiction and recovery education through Christian based education classes, daily chapel devotions, pastoral counseling, life skills, and on the job work training for each of our students. The men also receive help in developing their leadership skills and problem solving abilities.
Phone: 407-330-9600
Web: www.teenchallenge.cc/plaintext/home/home.aspx
Hours: 24/7
Ages Served: 18+
Fees: Call for more info

 

Teen Challenge International

Teen Challenge International (Lakeland Grace Academy) 6754 South Carter Road, Lakeland, FL.
Services: Christian boarding school designed specifically to help turn around girls with behavioral or emotional issues that could affect their future.
Phone: 863-647-1944
Web: www.TeenChallengeGirls.com
Hours: 24/7
Ages Served: 11-17
Fees: Call for more info

 

Teen Challenge International

Teen Challenge International (Vero Boy’s Ranch) 801 154Th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL
Services: A Christian residential boys ranch and therapeutic boarding school. For troubled boys. They believe in the potential within each boy no matter how much trouble they are causing for themselves. They bring positive goals and purpose to boys who are struggling with life controlling issues such as anger, minor substance abuse or trouble with the law, or lack of respect for authority. It is an accredited, private school registered with the State of Florida. The ranch property is located on a 30 acre parcel, 10 miles west of Vero Beach, Florida in cattle and orchard country.
Phone: 772-978-4162
Web: ranchforboys.com
Hours: 24/7
Ages Served: Males 13-18
Fees: Call for more info

 

Teen Challenge International

Teen Challenge International (Jacksonville Men’s Center) 3333 Phillips Hwy., Jacksonville, FL.
Services: Offers help to those whose lives have been damaged by the terrible effects of drug and alcohol dependency, co-dependency, and other life controlling problems.
Phone: 904-398-0013
Web: Jacksonville.teenchallenge.cc/plaintext/home/home.aspx

 

Teen Challenge International

Teen Challenge International (Tallahassee Men’s Center) 4141 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL.
Services: A minimum 12 month, faith based, residential program for individuals with life controlling behaviors and addictions. The center is to provide a crisis residential program designed to help men learn how to live drug free lives.
Phone: 850-385-8336
Web: Tallahassee.teenchallenge.cc/plaintext/home/home/aspx
Hours: 24/7
Ages Served: 18+

 

Youth Challenge of Florida

Youth Challenge of Florida (Substance Abuse and Rehab) 4738 N.E. 49th Boulevard, Wildwood, FL.

Services: A drug & alcohol rehab center offering housing for men ages 18 and older. Services such as counseling classes and vocational services help the men overcome their addictions.

Phone: 1-352-552-6867

Web: youthchallengeflorida.org/
Hours: 24/7
Ages Served: Men 18 and up
Requirements: Desire for change, agreement & commitment to the structure program, compliance to the criteria of any referring agencies (court, hospitals, etc)
Fees: None

 

Christian Care Center

Christian Care Center (Men’s Residence) 1309 High Street #105, Leesburg, FL.
Services: A 4-month recovery program for men recovering from drug, alcohol abuse. Must be detoxed for several days prior to entering the program. Helps empower men through teaching, counseling, and spiritual mentoring to establish stable, independent lives. Upon completion the men can transition into a short term economic program.
Phone: 352-787-9904
Web: www.christiancarecenter.org
Hours: Office hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages Served: 18 and up
Fees: None

 

Eckerd E-nini-hassee

Eckerd E-nini-hassee (Girls Residential Treatment) 7027 E. Stage Coach Trail, FLoral City, FL.
Services: An outdoor therapeutic program for girls located on 840 acres of pristine woodlands. Has a highly successful 40+ year track record of helping troubled girls gain the skills and confidence needed to navigate the difficult road from adolescence to adulthood.
Phone: 1-888-726-3883
Web: www.eckerd.org
Hours: Admissions: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages Served: Girls 12-18
Fees: Call to obtain

 

Job Corp

Job Corp (Education & Support)
Services: A comprehensive residential training program for at-risk youth. They receive free training in academic, vocational and life skills, gain self confidence and independence & find quality, long-term jobs or opportunities for advanced education. (Youth can earn high school diploma or GED)
Phone: 1-800-733-5627
Web: www.jocorps.gov
Ages Served: 16-24
Fees: None

 

Lifestream Behavioral Center

Lifestream Behavioral Center (Our Turning Point Ranch)P.O. Box 491000, Leesburg, FL.
Services: A therapeutic group home for girls who exhibit distinct emotional and behavioral challenges that can best be served in a group home treatment setting. The goal is successful re-integration into the community.
Phone: 352-771-8996
Web: www.lsbc.net
Hours: 24/7
Ages Served: 15-17 yrs.
Requirements: Must be referred by DCF & the community-based care lead agency

 

New Beginnings Lake, Inc.

New Beginnings Lake, Inc. (Transitional Home for Women & Children) 792 East Montrose Street, Clermont, FL.

Services: A faith based transitional home for homeless women and their children in South Lake County.  Helps them to learn how to live a better life by making good choices and to recover from their hurts, habits and hang ups. Provides a home, food, clothing, professional counseling, job opportunities, hope and encouragement.
Phone: 352-404-6946
Web: www.newbeginningslake.org
Hours: Office: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages Served: Varied
Requirements: Police records and medical screening, must agree to admissions policies and no alcohol, drugs or smoking while a resident, no sexual reading or activity, phone calls and TV will be monitored by house manager.
Fees: None for the first 90 days

Runaways

Arnette House

Arnette House (Project Safe Place) 2310 N.E. 24th Street, Ocala, FL.

Services: Runaways and kids in trouble can get help fast by entering any business or public building displaying the “Yellow and Black” Safe Place sign. Locations are public building, businesses, community and social services agencies.

Phone: 352-622-6135

Web: arnettehouse.org/what=we=do

Hours: 24/7

Ages Served: Children and teens

Requirements: Income verification upon admission. Screening Process

Fees: None

 

Arnette House

Arnette House (Residential Services) 2310 NE 24th Street, Ocala. FL.

Services: 24 hour emergency youth shelter for children ages 10-17 who are runaways, lockouts, homeless, truant or experiencing parent/child conflict.

Phone: 352-622-6135

Web: arnettehouse.org

Hours: 24/7

Ages Served: 10-17 yrs.

 

Covenant House Florida

Covenant House Florida (Youth Shelter) 5931 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL.

Services: Serves runaway, homeless & at-risk youth, including teen parents and their babies. Provides a safe place for them to sleep, with nourishing food, clean clothes, counseling, case management, referrals, health services, substance abuse intervention, pregnancy prevention, teen parent education, education job readiness & life skills training, transportation assistance & aftercare or walk-in services.

Phone: 407-482-0404 or 800-441-4478

Web: www.covenanthousefl.org

Hours: 24/7

Ages Served: Children 7 Youth up to age 21

Fees: None

 

Florida Deptment of Law Enforcement

Florida Deptment of Law Enforcement (Florida Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse)

Services: Provides liaison among citizens, private organizations and law enforcement officials regarding missing endangered persons information.

Phone: 1-888-356-4774

TTY: 1-866-414-7496

Web: www.fdle.state.fl.us/MCICSearch/

Hours: 24/7

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

National Run-Away Switchboard

National Run-Away Switchboard (Runaways) 3080 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

Services: Provides non-judgmental, confidential crisis intervention and referrals for teenagers who are thinking of running from home. Call if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home through the Home Free program. Provides information to pass along to youth about alternatives to running from home.

Phone: 1-800-786-2929

Web: www.1800runaway.org/

Hours:24/7

Fees: None

HOUSING

Eustis Housing Authority

Eustis Housing Authority (Housing) 1000 Wall Street, Unit 60, Eustis.

Services: Helps to provide safe, sanitary and decent affordable housing options and promote self sufficiency to qualifying families.

Phone: 352-357-4851

Web: www.eustishousingauthority.com/programs.html

Hours: Mon—Fri: 8 a.m.—12 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Requirements: Application completed, Background check-fee required, must be approved for program

Fees: None

 

Habitat For Humanity of Lake Sumter, Florida Inc.

Habitat For Humanity of Lake Sumter, Florida Inc. (Housing) 710 S. Bay St., Eustis.

Services: An ecumenical, Christian ministry dedicated to building simple, affordable housing for people living in sub standard and overcrowded conditions beyond their control. Also provides community service opportunities for skilled and unskilled individuals needing community service hours for school programs, county and government programs.

Phone: 352-483-0434

Web: habitatls.org/

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.—4 p.m.

Ages Served: 18 and older

Requirements: Families whose income is 60% or less of the area median income.

Fees: None

 

Lake County Government Housing Department

Lake County Government Housing Department (Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program) 1300 South Duncan Drive (S.R. 19), Building E, Tavares.

Services: Program in which a rental subsidy is paid directly to the landlord by the housing agency on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. In some cases a utility subsidy is also paid.

Phone: 352-742-6540

Web: www.lakecountyfl.gov/deparments/community_services/housing_services/rental_assistance.aspx

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.—5 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Requirements: Family income must be below 50% of the Area Median Income, Families must abide by a series of reasonable Family Obligations

Fees: None

 

Restoration Outreach Community Center

Restoration Outreach Community Center (Education, Mentoring & Leadership Development) 1501 Griffin Rd, Leesburg, FL

Services: Empowers families and communities through education, mentoring and leadership development. Provides the following programs: Tutoring, Spanish, Computer 101, Anger/Stress Management. Home ownership program, Parenting/Life skills, Counseling, Mentoring, On the job placement training, Utility assistance, Money Management, GED Diploma, Court ordered community service, Criminal Diversion program, Next Step Youth Offender Program and many more.

Phone: 352-323-8020

Hours: Call for appointment

Ages Served: Varied

Fees: Call for more info

 

Volunteers of America Florida

Volunteers of America Florida (Veterans Assistance) 405 Central Ave., Suite 100, St. Petersburg, FL.

Services: Helps veterans and their families find decent, safe and affordable housing and the vital support services they need to stabilize. Provides employment services that include assessment, training and placement. Help is available with everything from resume prep to job interviewing, clothing and transportation.

Phone: 813-282-1525

Web: www.voa-fla.org

Hours: Website is available 24/7

Ages Served: all

Fees: None

 

H.U.D.

H.U.D. (Housing Discrimination Hotline)

Services: Provides information for callers about Fair Housing Rights. Records consumer complaints of unfair treatment or discrimination.

Phone: 1-800-669-9777

TTY: 800-927-9275

Web: www.hud.gov/offices/fheo

Fees: None

 

Helping Hands Ministries Inc.

Helping Hands Ministries Inc. (Homeless Advocacy) 16 W. St. Louis Ave., Eustis

Services: Helps to provide a safe, decent, sanitary “Daytime Service Center” for the homeless that meets their needs and advocates for solutions. In addition they reach out to the needs of the indigent, disabled, elderly and low income people, providing educational support while attending to their immediate needs. The program incorporates skill building for low skilled workers, job placement once marketable skills are acquired & providing permanent housing to homeless families.

Services offered: Referral, housing, resume writing, skill building  & computer literacy and lunch.

Phone: 352-460-5498

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

New Beginnings Lake, Inc.

New Beginnings Lake, Inc. (Community Advocate Program)

792 East Monroe Street, Clermont

Services: Provides resources and support for families “at risk” of homelessness. For some families that means getting them signed up for services they are eligible for or helping them seek employment. For a few families this program partners with local hotels to provide a hand up. While that family is in this program completing life skill training, job training, and money management classes; they are provided a room at half the normal rate so they can save up for permanent housing and get back on their feet.

Phone: 352-404-6946

Web: newbeginningslake.org/programs/

Hours: Call for appointment

Ages Served: Varied

Fees: None

 

Leesburg Housing and Economic Development

Leesburg Housing and Economic Development (Affordable Housing) 600 Market Street, Leesburg.

Services: Assists the City of Leesburg in creating a viable residential community by providing decent housing, and a suitable living environment.

Phone: 352-728-9786

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.—5 p.m.

Ages Served: 18 and Up

Requirements: Driver License. Social Security card. Last 30 days pay stub or proof of all income. Last 6 month’s bank statements. Birth certificates for all children in the household.

Fees: $18 for credit report.

 

Ruth House

Ruth House (Transitional Housing Shelter for Women in Crisis/”New Life” recovery program)  311 S. Central Ave., Umatilla FL.

Services: Walks with women to wholeness by providing a structured environment, re-parenting, group counseling sessions, church activities, bible studies and goal setting. Provides housing for women in crisis with 1 room dedicated to women with children. Also has a “New Life” program that works with women who struggle with substance abuse. Provides an atmosphere where women can heal and learn new behaviors for a better tomorrow. Also helps women apply for state aid. Will help with sponsorship for program fees.

Phone: 352-455-3021

Hours: 24/7

Ages Served: 17-80

Fees: Will try to help find sponsorship

 

UOC Development Corporation

UOC Development Corporation (Restoration of Life) 1155 N. Clayton Street, Mount Dora, FL

Services: DCF Access Partner– clients can apply or recertify for cash, food stamps, and Medicaid, housing asst referrals, employment referrals or attend a 12 step program. Also assists with inputting applications for Social Security online, and relative caregiver assistance, food pantry, tutoring, mentoring, summer camp, and summer feeding program.

Phone: 352-383-1509

Web: uocdevcorp.org/pb/wp_bb576658/wp_bb576658.html

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Food Pantry: 4th Saturday of each month & Tues. or Thurs. by appointment

Ages Served: All

Requirements: Some services require ID, while others such as food there is no requirement.

Fees: None

FOOD

1st Baptist Church of Tavares

1st Baptist Church of Tavares (Crisis Closet) Corner of Maud & New Hampshire, Tavares, FL.

Services: Food pantry that also provides clothing, some toiletry items and limited household goods such as towels bedding and blankets as well.

Phone: 352-343-7131

Web: wwwfbctaveres.com/802618

Hours: Mon. & Fri. 1 p.m.-4 p.m.  Wed. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

Catholic Community of St. Paul Church

Catholic Community of St. Paul Church (Food Pantry) 1330 Sunshine Avenue, Leesburg

Services: Provides food for needy. Serves those living in Leesburg, Fruitland Park and Okahumpka only.

Phone: 352-787-6354

Web: ccstpaul.com/news/58/19/Food-Pantry/d,Ministries%20Detail/

Hours: Mon., Wed & Fri. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. from Sept.-May, or same hours Tues. & Thurs. during June-August

Ages Served: All

Requirements: Must bring photo ID & Social Security cards for each family member

Fees: None

 

Christian Food Pantry

Christian Food Pantry (Food Pantry) 103 High Ave., Lady Lake,

Services: Provides food for those in need.

Phone: 352-259-0788

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

Crisis Closet

Crisis Closet (Food Pantry) 205 N. New Hampshire Avenue, Tavares.

Services: Food and clothing for the needy. Provides some toiletry items and limited household goods such as towels bedding and blankets as well.

Phone: 352-343-7132

Web: fbctavares.com/802618

Hours: Mon. & Fri. 1-4 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m.-Noon

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

First Baptist Church of Fruitland Park

First Baptist Church of Fruitland Park (Beyond the Walls) 509 West Berkman St., Fruitland Park.

Services: Provides food and clothing.

Phone: 352-365-2552

Hours: Mon., Wed. & Fri. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Requirements: Based on income & household size

Fees: None

 

First Baptist Church of Umatilla

First Baptist Church of Umatilla  (Crisis Center) 450 Hatfield Rd, Umatilla

Services: Provides Canned Food & clothing for those in need.

Phone: 352-636-0993

Web: www.fbcumatilla.org/outreach.html

Hours: Wed. & Sat. 9a.m.—12p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

First Presbyterian Church of Eustis

First Presbyterian Church of Eustis (Center Street Kitchen) 117 South Center St., Eustis

Services: A food ministry that prepares and serves lunch every Friday. Also gives away clothing to those in need.

Phone: 352-357-2833

Web: www.fpceustis.com/#/missions

Hours: Fridays 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

Florida Department of Children & Families

Florida Department of Children & Families (Access Florida)

Services: Provides public assistance eligibility determination and ongoing case management of Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance and Medicaid. Benefits can be applied for and automated case information is available on the website. There is an automated information line and customer call centers are also available.

Phone: 1-866-762-2237

Web: www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/access-florida-food-medical-assistance-cash

Hours: Call centers: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Website:24/7

Ages Served: All

Requirements: Must provide information about household members, rent or mortgage info., expenses, vehicle information, bank statements, income verification, fill out application & be accepted into program.

Fees: Vary

 

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (Summer Breakspot) 696 Rolling Acres Rd. @ Villages Elementary School, Lady Lake.

Services: This program provides free healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks to anyone under 18 all summer long.

Phone: 352-751-0217

Web: summerfoodflorida.org/

Hours: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 3-4 p.m.

Ages Served: Under 18 years

Fees: None

 

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (Summer Breakspot) 432 County Rd. 466 @ Boys & Girls Club of Lady Lake, Lady Lake

Services: This program provides free healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks to anyone under 18 all summer long.

Phone: 352-259-6916

Web: summerfoodflorida.org/

Hours: 12-1 p.m., 3-4 p.m.

Ages Served: Under 18 years

Fees: None

 

Hearts and Hands Ministries

Hearts and Hands Ministries (Food Distribution Center) 33741 S. Haines Creek Rd. @ New Life Conenant Church of God, Eustis

Services: Distributes food to individuals and families who qualify for assistance, twice a month

Phone: 352-589-4011

Web: www.heartsandhandsministries.org

Hours: 1st and 3rd Fridays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ages Served: Varied

Fees: None

 

Hearts and Hands Ministries

Hearts and Hands Ministries (Food Distribution Center) 24980 CR42 @ Paisley United Methodist Church, Paisley

Services: Distributes food to individuals and families who qualify for assistance, twice a month.

Phone: 352-589-4011

Web: www.heartsandhandsministries.org/Paisley.asp

Hours: 1st. & 3rd Fridays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

Hearts and Hands Ministries

Hearts and Hands Ministries (Food Distribution Center) 2400 Kurt St. @ Franklin House, Eustis

Services: Distributes food to individuals and families who qualify for assistance, twice a month.

Phone: 352-357-8985

Web: www.heartsandhandsministries.org

Hours: 1st & 3rd. Fri. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

Hearts and Hands Ministries

Hearts and Hands Ministries (Food Distribution Center) 441 S. Main Ave. @ Edge Memorial United Methodist Church, Groveland

Services: Distributes food to individuals and families who qualify for assistance, twice a month.

Phone: 352-589-4011

Web: www.heartsandhandsministries.org/DistributionCenters.asp

Hours: 1st & 3rd Fridays 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

Hearts and Hands Ministries

Hearts and Hands Ministries (Food Distribution Center) 801 Mt. Homer Rd. @Colony Court, Eustis

Services: Distributes food to individuals and families who qualify for assistance, twice a month.

Phone: 352-589-4011

Web: www.hearsandhandsministries.org/DistributionCenters.asp

Hours: 1st & 3rd Fridays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

Lake Cares, Inc.

Lake Cares, Inc. (Food Pantry) 2001 W. Old Hwy 441, Mount Dora

Services: Distributes food to those in need. Office may be called Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to make an appointment.

Phone: 352-383-0100

Web: www.lakecares.org

Hours: Pantry-Saturday’s 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wed. 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Appointments must be made

Ages Served: All

Requirements: Bring ID for all adults in the household

Fees: None

 

2nd Life Resale Shop

2nd Life Resale Shop (Thrift Store) 207 South US Highway 27, Minneola.

Services: Food pantry for those in need.

Phone: 352-241-8500

Web: www.2econdliferesale.net/

Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues., Thurs., Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ages Served: Varied

Fees: None

 

Christian Care Center

Christian Care Center (Benevolence Ministry) 1308 W. Main Street, Leesburg, FL.

Services: Provides food, clothing and spiritual counseling for needy people. Also provides financial counseling.

Phone: 352-787-5289

Web: www.christiancarecenter.org

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.– 11:40 a.m., Tues. & Thurs. 6-8 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Requirements: Must bring driver’s license + social security cards for everyone living in the household

Fees: None

 

Community United Methodist Church

Community United Methodist Church (Food Pantry) 309 College Avenue, Fruitland Park.

Services: Provides food for needy.

Phone: 352-787-1829

Web: www.communityumcfp.com/site/mindisplay.asp?id=180003635&sec_id=180006764

Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 1-4 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

Faith Neighborhood Center-Feed & Instruct the Hungry

Faith Neighborhood Center-Feed & Instruct the Hungry (Emergency Food) 7432 SR 50, Suite 114, Groveland.

Services: Provides food supplies to low income families who require the support due to emergency situations (e.g. illness, loss of job, etc.)

Phone: 352-429-1200

Web: www.faithneighborhoodcenter.com/

Hours: Mon., Wed., & Fri. 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Thurs. 1-4 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

First Baptist Church of Umatilla

First Baptist Church of Umatilla (Our Father’s Kitchen) 550 Hatfield Drive, Umatilla

Services: Provides a free meal for those in need

Phone: 352-267-9045 or 352-357-2923

Web: www.fbcumatilla.org/outreach.html

Hours: Wed. & Sat. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (Summer Breakspot)  714 Citrus Ave., Eustis

Services: This program provides free healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks to anyone under 18 all summer long.

Phone: 352-357-5878

Web: summerfoodflorida.org/

Hours: 8-9 a.m. 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Ages Served: Under 18 years

Fees: None

 

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services-Division of Food, Nutrition & Wellness

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services-Division of Food, Nutrition & Wellness (Fresh for Florida Kids)

Services: Administers the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program, After school Snack Program, Summer Food Service Program, Seamless Summer Option Program and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for the State of Florida. The division is committed to ensuring that every child in Florida benefits from nutritious meals that foster better learning and a lifetime of good health.

Phone: 1-800-435-7352

Web: www.freshforfloridakids.com/

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EST

Ages Served: 18 & under, 19 & over if attending a school program established for the mentally or physically disabled.

Requirements: Must fill out an application, be screened & accepted into program

Fees: None

 

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Food Ministry) 130 S. Lone Oak Drive, Leesburg

Services: Food baskets with non-perishable food items are distributed to those in need in the church parking lot.

Phone: 352-787-3223

Hours: 2nd Friday of each month

Requirements: Must live on the west side of U.S. Hwy 27 within the city limits of Leesburg and fall within federal income guidelines. Must provide ID

 

Goodwill of Lake & Sumter Counties

Goodwill of Lake & Sumter Counties (Benefits Connection) 10601 U.S. Hwy. 441 C8 @ Goodwill Leesburg, Leesburg

Services: Friendly new application assistance for food stamps, TANF or Medicaid

Phone: 352-326-8919

Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

Haines Creek Baptist Church

Haines Creek Baptist Church (Care Center) 33110 Cty. Rd. 473 Leesburg

Services: Provides clothing and food

Phone: 352-742-2442

Web: hainescreekbaptist.com

Hours: Thurs. & Sat. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

Hearts and Hands Ministries

Hearts and Hands Ministries (Food Distribution Center)  565 Glover St., Eustis

Services: Distributes food to individuals and families who qualify for assistance, twice a month

Phone: 352-742-8208

Web: www.hearsandhandsministries.org/DistributionCenters.asp

Hours: 1st & 3rd Fridays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

Hearts and Hands Ministries

Hearts and Hands Ministries (Food Distribution Center)  600 W. Ianthe St. @ 1st United Methodist Church, Tavares

Services: Distributes food to individuals and families who qualify for assistance, twice a month

Phone: 352-589-4011

Web: www.hearsandhandsministries.org/DistributionCenters.asp

Hours: 1st & 3rd. Fri. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

Hearts and Hands Ministries

Hearts and Hands Ministries (Food Distribution Center)  250 W. Guerrant St. @ Calvary Chapel of the Lakes, Umatilla

Services: Distributes food to individuals and families who qualify for assistance, twice a month

Phone: 352-589-4011

Web: www.hearsandhandsministries.org/DistributionCenters.asp

Hours: 1st & 3rd Fridays, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

Heritage Community Church

Heritage Community Church (Beyond the Walls) 509 W. Berkman St., Fruitland Park

Services: Provides Food and Clothing.

Phone: 352-365-2552

Web: www.btwministry.com

Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 11a.m.-1 p.m.

Ages Served: All

Fees: None

 

Hope International Church

Hope International Church (Summer Feeding and Enrichment Program) 7432 Hwy 50 Suite 109, Groveland

Services: A program designed to ensure that any student in grades 1-12 continues to receive a free nutritious meal and snack during the summer when school is not in. We also provide a safe environment where students participate in many fun, as well as, educational activities such as arts and crafts, bowling, etiquette, bible and character building activities and much more.

Phone: 352-429-4722 or 1-800-234-0704

Web: www.gohopechurch.com/home

Hours: Call for more info.

Ages Served: Grades 1-12

Fees: No charge for food.