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Assistance programs Spring Hill and Hernando County.

When in a crisis, the main churches, charities, and government organizations that offer financial help in Hernando County are noted below. The agencies provide everything from grant money to help with paying utility bills to loans, rent or mortgage help, free food and more in the Spring Hill area. Find help in your area of Hernando County.

Keeping people fed (free food); power on (utility bill assistance); health (free medical); employed (job training) are just some of the goals in the region. However the charity and government organizations will also help people with long term needs, including around budgeting and paying down debt. More information on all these services are below.

Low income financial assistance programs

The Mid Florida Community Services is an agency that may be able to help. They offer qualified individuals a wide range of social services and assistance programs. Most of them are aimed to supporting family self-sufficiency or maintaining independence of low income families, seniors, or persons with disabilities in Hernando County.

  • Mid Florida Community Services provides limited financial help to low income households for paying their utilities, rent or a mortgage. There are also programs that help people get transportation, either a car or gas, for their job.
  • Low income home energy assistance program (LIHEAP) applications are processed. This is a federal government funded program that provides for an annual benefit that is provided to eligible low to moderate income qualified households to pay their electric bills. Read more on general utility bill assistance programs.
  • Additional energy help is offered too. The goal of the Hernando County Weatherization Assistance Program is to help people save money by reducing the monthly energy burden and bills of a qualified household.
  • Last, but not least, case management, information, referral to other programs, and counseling are also provided. Counselors will work with applicant to help them become self-sufficient over the long term.

The location is 820 Kennedy Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601. Contact the agency at (352) 796-1425, or click more information for help from Mid Florida Community Services.




Hernando County Salvation Army runs several different programs and help thousands of people per year in the area. Some of what they offer includes emergency assistance for items such as food, (also provides USDA food and have an on site pantry), blankets, electric heaters, or vouchers for prescription medications.

  • In addition, the Salvation Army in Hernando County provides limited FEMA and government funds, when available for paying utility bills. The main center is in Spring Hill and can be called at (352) 666-9009. The address is 3570 Commercial Way U.S. 19, Spring Hill, FL 34606. They also help kids in the community, including with free back to school supplies as well as Christmas toys from Angel Tree. Or find more details on assistance from Hernando County Salvation Army.

Hernando County Section 8 Voucher Program is a federal government program that can help families pay their rent. The HUD service will place people  into affordable, private homes and apartments. Local residents who receive Section 8 vouchers from the county will still be able to locate their own rental housing across the region, including from private landlords. The Hernando County Housing Authority is at 1661 Blaise Dr., Brooksville, Florida 34601, phone (352) 754-4160

Limited funds for paying rent may be provided from several agencies. There are organizations that focus on tacking the housing issue across the region, so they may offer emergency rental assistance, money for a security deposit, or just eviction prevention advice. Read more on Hernando County rental assistance.

Food Pantry at First United Methodist Church Spring Hill offers canned goods, dairy items and staples. Publix provides bread and baked goods twice monthly, people contribute and items are also bought in bulk from Suncoast Harvest Food Bank. All of these grocery items, including pet or cat food, are then distributed to the low income and seniors. The address is 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34608, call (352) 683-2600

People Helping People in Hernando County is a volunteer and donation services in which the charity tries to help the low-income. There are free groceries, household furnishing products, and money to help pay bills including utility or rent. They also give out free gas vouchers, offer seniors rides to the doctor, and arrange other emergency help from their office at 1396 Kass Cir, Spring Hill, FL 34606. Phone: (352) 686-4466





Jericho Road Ministries, Inc. has a free clothing closet and food bank. There are school supplies, backpacks for kids, and work uniforms. Or get a free box of groceries. The charity is at 16176 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601. Call 352-799-2912

Catholic Charity social services can help people living in poverty. Most of the support is for basic needs, such as clothing, food, or a low cost thrift store. However the charity may be able to arrange some financial aid to pay bills or a security deposit. Funding can come from many sources, including loans, for low income families in Brooksville, Spring Hill, and across the county. They also help single moms in Hernando County as well as migrant workers. More on how to get help from Hernando County Catholic Charities.

Christian Fellowship Church, which is located in Brooksville also has a food pantry. They give out free hygiene stuff, serve meals to the homeless, and distribute groceries from 7391 Lykes Dublin Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601. Phone: (352) 593-4271.

Hernando County FL assistance programsCalvary Church of the Nazarene runs a food pantry distribution center for the low income and struggling in the community. Call for fruits, vegetables, rice, and other products. This locations may also have free holiday meals, including for Christmas or Thanksgiving. Address is 235 Cobblestone Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34606, phone number is (352) 683-0587

There are additional food pantries in Hernando County. Not only may they pass out a box of free groceries, but staff will direct families to food stamps, free school lunch programs, and more. Continue with free food programs in Hernando County.

The Barn Food Pantry and Clothing Closet at Jericho Road Ministries. The charity provides free or low cost food and groceries to needy residents of Hernando County. The location is 1163 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34605, dial (352) 799-2912, or click here for more food pantries in Florida.

Hernando County Health Department offers health or medical care from the Specialty Care Center. The facility is located at 300 S. Main Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601, phone number (352) 540-6800. The center provides a broad range of treatment and diagnostic services including pediatric care, primary adult, prenatal care, specialty medicine, and dental care. Medical professionals will also offer radiological and laboratory work, as well as allied support services like health education and nutrition.


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