Residents of Flagler County Florida have access to a variety of assistance programs from the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency. The organization is a member of the national community action agency groups that offering funds, grants, and other aid to families who are struggling. A wide variety of assistance is offered by the group. Some of the aid offered by the group includes.
Job training, education support and financial assistance, GED preparation. They also offer financial counseling, which can include budgeting help, counseling, providing support to help people get out of debt, and tax preparation. Housing assistance is yet another program. Housing support includes everything from funds to pay utility bills, to help with paying rent, and even mortgage assistance.
The primary goal is to help those in need and to provide short term financial help and more with a goal of helping people become self sufficient. The Northeast Florida Community Action Agency is a place that more and more individuals and families are turning to for assistance in today’s challenging economy.
People who are facing some short term hardships have some options. Emergency rent, mortgage utility and cooling bill assistance is available to income-qualified residents in Flagler counties that are experiencing a documentable, short term financial crisis. Find information on other Florida mortgage programs. Click here.
The qualification guidelines will vary by program and by each local county and municipality.
-Rent, electric, and utility bill assistance is available to residents no more than twice annually under each category.
-For more information about how to get assistance and funds from emergency rent and utility assistance programs in Flagler County, visit flaglercounty.org. Or you can also call 386-586-2324 or apply in person at 1000 Belle Terre Blvd., Palm Coast.
Emergency utility, rent, and housing are only one part of a major effort that is in place to help residents get through a short term, one-time crisis or be a stopgap until long-term assistance is arranged for the person.
Call the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency at 386-586-2324 for information on all the programs listed above. Or read more community action northeastern Florida.
Flagler County Human Services Division is the regions government funded agency, and may have very amount of limited assistance for the poor. Resources include short term emergency utility bill and rent assistance. Other services offered include wheelchair/walker loan program, dental assistance, general medical care and prescriptions. 1000 Belle Terre Boulevard, Palm Coast, Florida 32164, phone 386-586-2324x2. Or learn more on public aid in Florida.
Social Service Council of the Jewish Federation – Food, information financial assistance, and more may be provided, regardless of someone’s religion. Some money (at most $150) can be used to pay utilities. If you have an eviction notice, apply for rent help. An emergency food bank if maintained by the non-profit. A community help and referral phone line and service is offered. Back packs are offered for school aged children too. 470 Andalusia Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174, call 386-672-0294
St. Vincent de Paul Society – Partnership of local churches for Flagler County. Food, utility and cooling bill help is offered. Dial address is 600 S. Daytona Avenue.
Charities offer Christmas and holiday assistance for struggling, low income households and those facing a crisis. There may be the following programs, based on donation levels.
HUM - Halifax Urban Ministries supports the working poor, low income, and unemployed. Programs include free groceries or meals from Feed-a-Family, bus passes and also shelter for the homeless, and very limited grants to be used for rent or energy bill assistance. The Flagler County non-profit charity also can arrange for medical care, the Bridge of Hope soup kitchen, and other services. Continue reading.
Central Church of Christ Benevolence Ministry is a Member of Second Harvest Food Bank Network of Jacksonville, and they distribute food, meals, and groceries. Some food baskets around Thanksgiving and Christmas are offered too. Call 386-437-1941
Low income transitional housing and shelters - Residents faced with eviction, or that may be homeless, can benefit from these programs. Receive a place to stay, information on government benefits, free food, and case management such as job training. Read Flagler County transitional housing.
Church on the Rock is located at 2200 N. US1, Bunnell, Florida 32110, phone 386-437-9915. A pantry is offered, and resources for the homeless, like a shower.
Lutheran Services - Flagler County and families in northern and eastern Florida can call upon this non-profit. Assistance programs include help for seniors and immigrants. The low income may also receive food, job training, and more. Referrals may be offered to other local non-profits or government programs as well. Read Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida.
First United Methodist Church of Bunnell distributes food. Main number 386-437-3258
Flagler Resource Center Food Pantry is in Bunnell at 1510 Old Moody Blvd., Florida 32110. Call 386-437-7373
C.A.R.E. or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Outreach. Address is 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, FL 32164. Provides limited amounts of financial assistance and grants. Money can be used for utility bills, rent, and mortgage to prevent homelessness. Read more Florida mortgage help.
Food is also offered too by CARE. Both regular meals, and well as special programs around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Home visits for families to determine other possible needs can launched from this center. Call 386-597-3359
Flagler County Catholic Charities - Services are provided for this county and surrounding areas. Case managers can review assistance programs that are available for paying rent or utilities. Free food, including holidays meals, may be distributed. People on the verge of homelessness, or who need place to live, are also supported. Get more information on assistance from Catholic Charities in St. Johns and Flagler County.
Flagler County Salvation Army has a couple centers in the region. Case managers can provide guidance, support, and a listening ear. Receive help in applying for state of Florida, federal government, or direct financial aid from the Salvation Army. Other services include clothing, transitional housing, food pantry, and emergency assistance for basic needs such as rent, utilities, or medications. Seasonal assistance is always in high demand, including back to school supplies or free Christmas assistance. More details.
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