Alachua County, FL Assistance Programs and Resources

Alachua County Housing Assistance Programs

Our housing assistance programs include HUD, housing assistance, Section 8, subsidized housing programs in Alachua County.

VETSPACE

1220 A NE 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352)225-3995
Provides transitional housing and permanent supportive housing along with support services to veterans. Does not provide emergency shelter. Eligibility: Must have served in the U.S. armed forces and must be homeless...

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USDA Rural Development

4440 NW 25th Pl
Gainesville, FL - 32606
(352)338-3482
Provides financing for adequate, modest, decent, safe and sanitary housing through purchase or improvement, also refinances certain housing debts in rural areas. Eligibility: Must meet program requirements for income, family size, ability to repay loan and current credit standing. Hours: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm..

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United Way of North Central Florida

6031 NW 1st Place
Gainesville, FL - 32607
(352)331-2800
The United Way provides free and confidential information and referrals about food, housing, employment, health care, and counseling...

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St. Francis House Emergency Shelter

413 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352)378-9079
This is a homeless shelter that provides services for immediate needs and transitional and permanent housing. open 24 hours...

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St. Francis House

413 S. Main Street
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352) 378-9079
Soup kitchen, emergency shelter, transitional housing program, and long-term housing..

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St. Francis House

413 S. Main Street
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352) 378-9079
Soup kitchen, emergency shelter, transitional housing program, and long-term housing...

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Peaceful Paths Domestic Violence Network

2100 NW 53rd Ave
Gainesville, FL - 32653
(352)377-5690
Provides emergency shelter and transitional housing, support groups, advocacy, children’s programs and batterers’ intervention programs, trauma counseling, violence prevention, and economic empowerment education programs. Eligibility: Everyone who needs assistance with a domestic violence situation and needs a safe, confidential place to stay. Hours: M-F 9:00am-5:00pm (office), 24/7 (help hotline)..

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Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network

2100 NW 53rd Avenue, Suite A
Gainesville, FL - 32653
(352)377-8255
Peaceful Paths is dedicated to providing emergency shelters, support groups, counseling, legal advocacy, transitional housing, children's programs, and violence prevention. Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm..

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Lazarus Restoration Ministries

3019 NE 20th Way, Box 5
Gainesville, FL - 32609
(352)317-3928
This is a community outreach program that provides housing, clothing, food and other assistance to homeless and indigent people in our community. Hours: Mondays 10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m...

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Interfaith Hospitality Network: Family Promise of Gainesville

PO Box 5189
Gainesville, FL - 32627
(352)378-2030
Family Promise of Gainesville provides homeless children and their families with compassionate care that includes case management, education, housing, meals and transportation until they can transition to a home of their own...

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Habitat for Humanity Alachua County

2317 SW 13th St
Gainesville, FL - 32608
(352)378-4663
Works in partnership with low-income families to build low-cost housing. Eligibility: Must presently be living in substandard housing and meet income requirements. Hours: M-F 9:00am-5:00pm..

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Gainesville Housing Authority

1900 SE 4th St
Gainesville, FL - 32641
(352) 872-5500
Provides quality housing or rental assistance to certified clients. Must meet program requirements, including income, family size and background check...

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Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County

4424 NW 13th St, Bldg A
Gainesville, FL - 32609
(352)375-4110
Helps ensure children are prepared to enter school by age 5, resource and referral program assists parents in finding child care providers and funding child care services, offers health and developmental screenings of school-ready children, parent education and home visitation programs, technical assistance to child care service providers through workshops . Subsidized child-care based on sliding fee scale available at 150% of poverty or below. Eligibility: Resource and referral program is free to everyone, parents of children ages birth-5 yrs are eligible for services or income subsidized childcare. Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm..

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Arbor House

2618 NW 6th St
Gainesville, FL - 32609
(352)505-3521
Transitional housing for women or women with children who are working a min of 20 hours a week or are enrolled in school. Rent is income based. Eligibility: Must be female with no more than 2 children 9 years and younger and either working or enrolled in school. Hours: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm..

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Alachua County Housing Authority

703 NE 1st St
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352)372-2549
Provides quality housing or rental assistance to certified clients. Eligibility: Must meet program requirements, including income, family size and background check. Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm..

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Alachua County Housing Authority

703 NE 1st St
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352) 372-2549
Provides rental subsidies and manages affordable Public Housing units for low income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities throughout the Alachua County area...

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Alachua County Food Assistance Programs

Our list of food assistance programs includes: food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Alachua County.

St. Francis Pet Center

501 SE 2nd St
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352)372-4959
Free pet care services:  Offer food, shot, spay/neuter, flea control, heart worm, etc. Eligibility: Registered homeless with pets. Hours of Operation: Tuesdays: 9:00 am without your pet 2nd Tuesday of each spaying or neutered month ..

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St. Francis House

413 S. Main Street
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352) 378-9079
Emergency food (soup kitchen)..

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Salvation Army

639 E. University Avenue, suite 108
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352) 376-1743
Food pantry, utility assistance, furniture assistance, clothing vouchers, Angel Tree program (Christmas gifts for children). Free Clothing Vouchers: Apply in person, Mondays 10am to 12noon. 1pm - 3pm. provide documentation of proof of financial hardship. ***Furniture Vouchers: Apply in person, Mondays 10am to 12noon. 1pm - 3pm. Must have suffered a hardship such as a fire. *** Food Pantry hours: Breads and Sweets: Mondays and Wednesdays 10am to 12 noon, 1pm to 3pm or while supplies last.***Emergency Food Assistance: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 12 noon. while supplies last. Documents needed: Picture ID, birth certificate, household income verification, proof of residence. ..

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Interfaith Hospitality Network

PO Box 880
Gainesville, FL - 32602
(352)378-2030
Provides shelter, care, meals and case management for homeless children and families. Eligibility: Homeless families with children...

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High Springs Social Services

15 SE 1st Ave
High Springs, FL - 32643
(386) 454-1000
Food pantry, clothing, rent/utility assistance..

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Helping Hands Clinic

509 NE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352) 519-5542
Provides medical services to the poor and the homeless. Clinic Hours Mondays 4:00pm - 7pm. Patient signup begins at 2:30 pm, with practitioners seeing patients until 7 pm. Thursdays 1:30pm - 7pm. Activities and showers for women begin at 1:30pm. Clinic starts at 3pm in addition to food served...

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Gospel Food Ministries

3536 NW 8th Ave
Gainesville, FL - 32605
352-271-1115
Low Cost Food Boxes that can be ordered at a low cost. Eligibility: no restrictions if ordered on line much bring receipt to pickup. Hours: 4th Sat of the month 8 – 10:30am..

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Gainesville Harvest Pantry

7257 NW 4th Blvd
Gainesville, FL - 32607
(352)665-0726
Gainesville Harvest offers a food pantry to those in need. Open from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Please call for more information...

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Gainesville Community Ministry (GCM)

238 SW 4th Avenue
Gainesville, FL - 32601
352.372.8162
CLOTHING: Emergency clothing for individuals and families. We provide clothing to families who have lost everything due to fire or other disaster. We also provide needed clothing for those who cannot afford to buy clothing due to financial crisis. Must call (372-8162) for appointment every Thursday at 10 am. Clothing is provided every 3 months as needed for those in the program. Must proof of income, SS Card, and photo ID. FOOD PANTRY: Providing food to meet basic nutritional needs. We provide emergency food for the elderly, the disabled, homeless, and the working poor with families during times when food is otherwise unavailable due to limited incomes. A 2 day supply is given to each member of the household every 28 days. Must apply in person M-Thurs. 9am-12:00pm. A picture ID and SS Card or SS Print-out required. Must show proof of income. GRU UTILITY ASSISTANCE. We have limited funds and can not assist everyone. Walk-ins are not accepted. Clients must call only one time. Call 352-372-8646 on Tuesday between 8 and 8:30 am to make an appointment. On message machine leave your Name, Phone Number, and Last Four Digits of SS#. Appointments are tightly scheduled in order to assist as many people as possible. We can not just squeeze you in because that would delay other people's appointments. Due to limited funding we can only offer this service to a client one time. IDENTIFICATION Assistance with replacement ID's. Must go to Holy Trinity Episcopal located at 100 NE 1st Street 352-372-4721 to receive a voucher to bring to GCM. Vouchers are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. GCM DENTAL CLINIC You must register with GCM in person Mon-Thurs 9am and 12pm. Must show proof of income, SS Card and photo ID. For information call 352-548-4806. Minimal fees for services based on income. GCM VISION CLINIC: Eye evaluation and readers are provide to clients in need...

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Gainesville Community Ministry

238 SW 4th Ave
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352) 372-8162
Utilities, rent, clothing, furniture, emergency food, Free GED classes, parenting classes, assistance with obtaining state IDs...

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Fire of God Ministries Food and Meals

619 Northeast 1st Street
Gainesville, FL - 32601
352.375.0200
Dinner is served Downtown Plaza at 7 PM. Our ministry will offer food to anyone in need. Please call us or visit our website for more information...

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Compassionate Ourteach Ministries Clothing Assistance

320 Southeast 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL - 32641
352.373.1888
Provides clothing, counseling, food pantry services, household items..

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Catholic Charities, Inc., High Springs

15 SE 1st Ave
High Springs, FL - 32655
(386)454-1000
Food pantry; mobile food outreach program that serves the 6 counties with food on a monthly basis; BackRoads: Rural food program brings food and companionship to those who are housebound due to illness and cannot get to the FAITHH distribution locations. Eligibility: Needy families and individuals. Interested parties, call for more information. Hours: M-F 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm..

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Catholic Charities, Inc.

1717 NE 9th St
Gainesville, FL - 32609
(352)372-0294
Food pantry; FAITHH: Mobile food outreach program that serves the 6 counties with food on a monthly basis; BackRoads: Rural food program brings food and companionship to those who are housebound due to illness and cannot get to the FAITHH distribution locations. Eligibility: Needy families and individuals. Interested parties, call for more information. Hours: M-Th 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm (call for more information)...

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Bread of the Mighty Food Bank

325 NW 10th Ave
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352)336-0839
Serves non-profit food distributors. Eligibility: Incorporated non-profits who are members of the agency - social services, shelters, retirement homes, assisted living facilities all must have a 501C3. Hours: M-F 8:00am-2:00pm for agencies, 8:00am-4:00pm for donations..

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Archer Church of the Nazarene

3327 SW State Road 45
Archer, FL - 32618
352.495.2291
Food Pantry available every 30 days on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 2:00-4:00 pm...

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Alachua County Rent and Bill Pay Assistance Programs

Our financial assistance programs include rent assistance, bill pay services, prescription assistance programs, utility assistance, mortgage assistance programs in Alachua County.

UF Health Resident Prosthodontics

1395 Center Drive, D1-19
Gainesville, FL - 32610
(352)273-6910
Services; Bridges, Crowns, Dental Fillings and Dental Implants. Those patients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive, may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm...

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UF Health Resident Orthodontics

1395 Center Drive, D1-31
Gainesville, FL - 32610
(352)273-5651
Services; Braces. A dentist or physician usually recommends braces to improve a patient's physical “orofacial” appearance. Through orthodontic treatment, problems like crooked or crowded teeth, an overbite or underbite, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints are corrected. The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime. Those patients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive, may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level. Monday - Frieday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm...

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UF Health Pediatric Dentistry

1395 Center Drive, D1-17
Gainesville, FL - 32610
(352)273-7643
Pediatric dentists are concerned with the teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and restoration of defective or missing tissue. UF Health Shands provides financial assistance to the patients it serves in accordance with federal regulations. Those patients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive, may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.Hours: Monday - Frieday, 8:15 am - 5:00 pm., closed daily, 12:00 - 1:15 pm...

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UF Health Oral Medicine

1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL - 32610
(352)273-6740
Services; "Burning Mouth" Syndrome, Benign oral lesions, Candidiasis, Malignant oral lesions, Oral Surgery, Pre-malignant oral lesions, Vesiculoulcerative disorders and Xerostomia. Those patients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive, may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level. Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm...

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UF Health Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

1395 Center Drive, D1-56A
Gainesville, FL - 32610
(352)273-6731
Services; Cosmetic dental surgery, Dental implants, Dentofacial deformities, Diagnostic Pathology, Facial fracture, Impacted tooth, Micro neurosurgery, Nerve Repair, Oral Biopsy, Oral Cytology, Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral cysts, Oral tumors and TMJ disorders. Those patients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive, may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm...

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UF Health Implant Dentistry

1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL - 32610
(352)273-6715
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is used to treat many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. Depending upon the jurisdiction, maxillofacial surgeons may require training in dentistry, surgery, and general medicine; training and qualification in medicine may be undertaken optionally even if not required. Those patients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive, may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.Hours: Monday - Frieday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm...

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UF Health General Dentistry

1395 Center Drive, Lobby
Gainesville, FL - 32610
(352)273-6701
Services; Bridges, Crowns, Dental care - adult, Dental x-rays, Dentures, Fillings, Root canal, Tooth Extractions. Those patients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive, may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level. Hours: Monday - Frieday, 8:15 am - 5:00 pm., closed daily, 12:00 - 1:15 pm...

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UF Health Faculty Periodontics

1395 Center Drive, D1-14
Gainesville, FL - 32610
(352)273-7960
Services; Crown lengthening, Dental implants, Periodontal surgery, Periodontitis, Root planning, Scaling and Sinus lifts. Those patients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive, may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level. Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm., Tuesday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm., Wednesday, 10:0 am - 5:00 pm...

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UF Health Faculty Orthodontics

1395 Center Drive, D1-13
Gainesville, FL - 32610
(352)273-7960
Services; Braces. A dentist or physician usually recommends braces to improve a patient's physical “orofacial” appearance. Through orthodontic treatment, problems like crooked or crowded teeth, an overbite or underbite, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints are corrected. The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime. Those patients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive, may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level. Hours: Monday and Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm., Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm...

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Tacachale Dental Clinic

1621 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, FL - 32609
(352)955-5616
Proper care of your child's teeth and gums includes brushing and rinsing daily. It also includes having routine dental exams, and getting necessary treatments such as fluoride, extractions, fillings, or braces and other orthodontics. Those patients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive, may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level. Call for appointment...

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Mid-Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

100 SW 75 Street, Suite 301
Gainesville, FL - 32607
(352)378-6649
This office provides Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP), assists low-income households, with at least one person age 60 and older, when the households are experiencing a home energy emergency. A home energy emergency may result from a delinquent utility bill, lack of fuel or wood, or the receipt of a shut off notice. Payments are for home heating or cooling and other emergency energy-related costs during the heating (October-March) and cooling (April-September) seasons.Eligible households may be provided one benefit per season, up to $600 per season. Program beneficiaries may receive vouchers to purchase blankets, portable heaters, and fans. The program can also help pay for repairs to existing heating or cooling equipment or for re-connection fees. Eligibility: Documented heating or cooling emergency, at least one individual age 60 or older in the home, and a gross household annual income equal to or less than 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 5pm...

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Family Endeavors, Inc.

5800 NW 39th Avenue, Suite 102
Gainesville, FL - 32606
(352)415-0203
This program offers Homelessness Prevention & Stabilization Services to Veterans and their families. Supportive services include outreach, case management, help in obtaining VA benefits, emergency financial assistance for rent & utilities and assistance in obtaining and coordinating other public benefits...

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Faculty Dental Practice

1395 Center Drive, D1-11
Gainesville, FL - 32610
(352)273-7954
Services: Bleeding gums, Braces, Bridges, Crowns, Dental care - adult, Dentures, Fillings, Gingivitis, Gums - swollen, Implants, Root canal, Scaling, Dental extraction, Veneers, and Whitening. Patients who do not have insurance coverage, or who are unable to pay their share of the health services they receive, can receive financial assistance based on their income level. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ..

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ElderCare of Alachua County, Inc.

5701 NW 34th Boulevard
Gainesville, FL - 32653
(352)265-8744
This office provides Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP), assists low-income households, with at least one person age 60 and older, when the households are experiencing a home energy emergency. A home energy emergency may result from a delinquent utility bill, lack of fuel or wood, or the receipt of a shut off notice. Payments are for home heating or cooling and other emergency energy-related costs during the heating (October-March) and cooling (April-September) seasons.Eligible households may be provided one benefit per season, up to $600 per season. Program beneficiaries may receive vouchers to purchase blankets, portable heaters, and fans. The program can also help pay for repairs to existing heating or cooling equipment or for re-connection fees. Eligibility: Documented heating or cooling emergency, at least one individual age 60 or older in the home, and a gross household annual income equal to or less than 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 5pm...

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Community Action Agency

1405 NW 13th Street, Suite B
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352) 373-7667
Services: Immediate financial assistance (Utility/Rent), Self-Reliance Program (helping families become independent of social/public assistance) ..

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Center for Orphaned Autoimmune Disorders (COAD)

1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL - 32610
352-273-6739
Services; Diagnostic Pathology, Dry Mouth, Oral Biopsy, Oral Cytology, Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Rheumatoid arthritis, Scleroderma, Sjögren syndrome, Systemic lupus erythematosus and Xerostomia. Those patients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive, may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level. Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm...

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Alachua County Community Support Services (ACOSS)

218 SE 24th Street
Gainesville, FL - 32641
(352) 264-6750
Utilities, rent, and other resources. Rent and mortgage assistance may be available for eligible residents to assist in the prevention of eviction and foreclosure and to reduce homelessness. Utility assistance may be available for eligible residents to prevent the interruption of utility services..

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Alachua County Clothing Assistance Programs

See our list of free clothing assistance programs below.

Haven Hospice Attic

300 NW 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL - 32608
(352) 378-7484
Clothing (free with referral letter)..

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Goodwill Industries

3520 SW 34th St
Gainesville, FL - 32608
(352) 376-9041
Clothing, furniture..

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Gainesville Community Ministry

238 SW 4th Ave
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352)372-8162
Provides vouchers for clothing at GCM thrift stores. Eligibility: Low-income individuals and families, including elderly, disabled, working poor, and those receiving public assistance. Must have photo I.D., Social Security card, and proof of income. Hours: M-Th 9:00am-2:30 pm, must call Th to schedule appointment...

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Alachua County Health Care Assistance Programs and Clinics

Our list of clinics and healthcare assistance programs includes free and income based clincs: dental and medical, health care assistant payment programs, etc.

UF and Shands Family Medicine- Equal Access Clinic

238 SW 4th Ave
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352)273-8614
Provides emergency referrals to UF dental clinic for free extractions. Eligibility: Low-income, uninsured individuals and families. Hours: First Tuesday of each month starting at 4:00...

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UF and Shands Dental Clinic

1395 Center Dr
Gainesville, FL - 32610
(352)273-6701
Reduced-cost general dental services performed by dental school students (approximately 30%-50% discount from average private practice prices- extractions $148), Emergency walk in clinic is daily Monday thru Friday. All participants must be there by 645 AM, with a lottery drawing taking place at 7:00. All appointments for the emergency clinic are by lottery drawing. Eligibility: Low-income, uninsured individuals must be complete phone interview before being accepted. The screening number is (352)273-9097. Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm (call to schedule appointment - some appointments start at 7:00am)..

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Operation Catnip

PO Box 141023
Gainesville, FL - 32614
(352)380-0940
Free spay and neuter services for stray and feral cats; pets of homeless persons qualify. Eligibility: Stray and feral cats in Alachua county. Hours: Monthly clinic offered, usually the 2nd Sunday of the month. Call to confirm...

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Helping Hands Clinic

419 NE 1st St.
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352)372-8523
Provides referrals for eye exams and eyeglasses. Eligibility: Homeless. Hours: Mon 5:00pm–7:00 pm, Women’s Clinic Thurs 3:00pm-7:00pm..

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Gainesville Community Ministry Dental Clinic

238 SW 4th Ave
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352)548-4806
Provides teeth cleanings, extractions and fillings and front tooth root canals and dentures at minimal cost. Exams are 25 dollars which also include ex rays, all extractions and fillings are 15 dollars a tooth if more than 4 teeth need work on a single day there is a cap of 60 dollars. Dentures are 250 dollars a set. Eligibility: Uninsured Alachua County residents with no dental insurance who are under the poverty line. Hours: M – Th 9-2:45 (hours vary greatly depending on doctor availability, call for date of next screening)..

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Alachua County Homeless Shelters and Homeless Assistance Programs

Our list of homeless programs include emergency homeless shelters, day shelters, homeless resources for men, women, and families. Free public showers, etc

Interface Youth Shelter

1400 NW 29th Road
Gainesville, FL - 32605
(352) 244-0618
The residential program is voluntary for youth age 10-17. Youth stay in the shelter for a night or two in emergency situations or can stay 3-5 weeks to work on developing skills needed for success in the future. Interface Youth Shelter, Central..

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Interface Youth Shelter

1400 NW 29th Road
Gainesville, FL - 32605
(352) 244-0618
The residential program is voluntary for youth age 10-17. Youth stay in the shelter for a night or two in emergency situations or can stay 3-5 weeks to work on developing skills needed for success in the future...

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Helping Hands Clinic

509 NE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352) 519-5542
Provides medical services to the poor and the homeless...

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Helping Hands Clinic

419 NE 1st St.
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352)519-5542
Provides free, basic medical services to deal with acute and chronic health problems, psychiatric, acupuncture and chiropractics, support and referrals, personal hygiene items. Also beginning a new program for women’s health screening, education and referrals for mammograms and pelvic exams. Eligibility: Homeless individuals. Hours: M 5:00pm-7:00pm, basic services, Psychiatric services 2nd and 4th Monday 5:00pm-7:00pm; 1st and 3rd Thursday 3:00pm-7:00pm, Women’s health screening and education every Thurs 3:00pm-7:00pm..

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Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry

703 NE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352)372-2549
The ACCHH works to feed and shelter the community's homeless and works to restore them to productivity, dignity, and self-sufficiency...

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Alachua County Alcohol and Drug Rehab Assistance Programs

Alachua County, FL Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Local Rehab Assistance: 800-780-2294
Specialists trained to find the best treatment solutions at little to no cost. Call for location and rates for rehab.

Alachua County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Alachua County.

University of Florida Levin College of Law- Source Program

PO Box 117626
Gainesville, FL - 32611
(352)273-0805
Provides free legal and social services. Eligibility: Victims of domestic violence who meet specific income requirements. Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm..

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Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.

901 NW 8th Ave, Suite D-5
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352)372-0519
Services: Offers assistance to persons requesting a civil injunctions for protection against domestic violence. Also helps victims of repeated violence, sexual violence or dating violence if they have been sent either by peaceful means or by another route. Eligibility: Low-income individuals and families with incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level, with a focus on abused, disabled or elderly clients. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm ..

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The Rotary Boys and Girls Club Mentor Center

1100 SE 17th Drive
Gainesville, FL - 32641
(352)372-1485
Kids Count is a non-profit organization that provides a free after school program for kindergarten through 3rd grade students in low performing elementary schools in Gainesville, Florida. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 1:45pm - 5:00pm., Wednesday, 12:30pm - 4:00pm...

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Rahma Mercy Clinic

5220 SW 13th
Gainesville, FL - 32608
(352)792-8324
Promote the well-being of the community by providing access to free quality health care. Eligibility: Individuals and families without health insurance and income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Hours: Sat 9-1..

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Latina Women's League

4510 NW 14th Place
Gainesville, FL - 32605
(352)378-9787
This program offers free English classes...

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Kids Count in Alachua County Faith Mission

3701 NE 15th Street
Gainesville, FL - 32609
(352)244-9723
This program offers a free after school program for kindergarten through 3rd grade students in low performing elementary schools in Gainesville. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 2:45pm – 5:45pm., Wednesday, 1:30pm – 5:00pm...

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Kids Count in Alachua County Duval

2106 NE 8th Ave.
Gainesville, FL - 32641
(352)244-9723
This program provides free after-school programs from kindergarten to third grade at low-grade elementary schools in Gainesville. Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm Wednesday 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm ..

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Gainesville Community Ministry

238 SW 4th Ave
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352)372-8162
For Children – free tutoring, reading groups, occupational therapy, vision screening for children from birth to 6. Adults - GED preparation classes M – Th 9-11. Eligibility: Everyone can attend classes, must actively attend classes in order to receive voucher for free test. Hours: M, T 9am-11am..

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FloridaWorks/One-Stop Career Center, Alachua County Housing Authority

703 NE 1st St
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352)372-2549
Provides career counseling, workshops/assessments, resume and interview assistance, job leads, funding for job training, support services and phones, computers, and supplies for jobseekers; services are free of charge. Eligibility: Every Alachua and Bradford county resident looking for employment. Hours: M-Th 8:00am-5:00pm, F 8:00am-3:00pm..

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FloridaWorks/One-Stop Career Center, Alachua County

4800 SW 13th St
Gainesville, FL - 32608
(352)955-2245
Provides career counseling, workshops/assessments, resume and interview assistance, job leads, funding for job training, support services and phones, computers, and supplies for jobseekers; services are free of charge Eligibility: Every Alachua and Bradford county resident looking for employment. Hours: M-Th 8:00am-5:00pm, F 8:00am-3:00pm..

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FloridaWorks/One-Stop Career Center

4800 SW 13th St
Gainesville, FL - 32608
(352) 955-2245
Provides career counseling, workshops/assessments, resume and interview assistance, job leads, funding for job training, support services and phones, computers, and supplies for jobseekers; services are free of charge. Available for every Alachua and Bradford county resident looking for employment...

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Family Promise Gainesville

P O Box 5189
Gainesville, FL - 32602
352-378-2030
Services: Temporary family home. Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ..

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Diversified Program Services, Inc./Praxis Network, Inc.

7003 NW 11th Pl, Suite 6
Gainesville, FL - 32605
(352)333-9960
Offers batterers’ intervention and anger management classes for perpetrators, also other adult intervention counseling services. Eligibility: Court-ordered in Judicial Circuits 7 or 8. Hours: M-F 9:00am-5:00pm..

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Children’s Medical Services

1701 SW 16th Ave, Bldg B
Gainesville, FL - 32608
(352)334-1400
Provides a health plan for children with special health care needs; nurse case managers assist in coordinating care. Eligibility: Children up to age 21 yrs with special health care needs; costs based on family’s income. Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm..

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Alachua County Public Schools- Fearnside Family Services Center

3600 NE 15th St
Gainesville, FL - 32609
(352)955-6875
Provides Head Start (increases school readiness in very young children who have special needs or are from economically disadvantaged families; federally-funded). Eligibility: All programs are based on income and family size. Eligibility for participation at the Center is determined by active enrollment in one of the specific programs incorporated into the Family Service Center including WIC (pregnant women living in Alachua County and their children up to 5 yrs old). Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm..

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Alachua County Health Department

224 SE 24th St
Gainesville, FL - 32641
(352)334-7900
Provides contraceptives and family planning services, STD screenings for males and females. Eligibility: Clients must meet financial guidelines; fees based on sliding scale. Hours: M-F 7:30am-7:00pm..

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Alachua County Health Department

224 SE 24th St
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352)334-7900
Primary care services for adults and children. Eligibility: Clients must meet financial guidelines; fees based on sliding scale. Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm..

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