Community Resources

We are here to help.

Raising a family is not easy, and there can be a lot of questions. Here are some resources you can use to find answers, get additional information, or just learn something new.

Resources for each county in our service area are included below. Please let us know if you need additional resources in your area. The Coalition can provide guidance regarding the content of this list and availability of resources included.

Vroom

New science tells us that our children’s first years are when they develop the foundation for all future learning. Every time we connect with them, it’s not just their eyes that light up—it’s their brains too. In these moments, half a million neurons fire at once, taking in all the things we say and do. We can’t see it happening, but it’s all there, all at work. That’s why is here.

Vroom turns shared moments into brain building moments. Whether it’s mealtime, bathtime, or anytime in between, there are always ways to nurture our children’s growing minds.

 

Click below to follow the link to the Vroom website where you can download wonderful activities for your home or classroom.

MyFloridaMyFamily

MyFloridaMyFamily has partnered with AuntBertha to develop an online platform that is providing counties with a comprehensive directory of local resources that will help strengthen families. Search by zip code below to locate resources near you.

Florida KidCare

Florida KidCare exists to increase the number of insured children in Florida by offering affordable, quality health and dental insurance for children from birth through the end of age 18. More than 179,600 children in Florida are currently living without health insurance, but are eligible for low-cost or completely free health insurance through Florida KidCare. With four unique Florida KidCare programs — Medicaid for children, MediKids, Florida Healthy Kids and the Children’s Medical Services Managed Care Plan — the simple and free application process is designed to identify the program that fits your family best. Most families pay nothing at all and many families pay as little as $15 or $20 a month. For more information click the button below.

2-1-1

211 is a vital service leveraged by millions of people across North America. Every day, clients contact 211 to access free and confidential crisis and emergency counseling, disaster assistance, food, health care and insurance assistance, stable housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, veterans services and childcare and family services.

211 does more than “patch people through” to agencies. Instead, 211 specialists are trained to identify root causes of a client’s problem – and connect them with a wide range of available resources that meet all the underlying needs, not just the one that prompted the call, text or email.

No other program has its “finger on the pulse” of America’s greatest needs. It’s a vital part of United Way’s efforts to build stronger communities and fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. 211 makes the social services ecosystem/network more efficient by ensuring people in need are connected to agencies that can help.

No matter the situation, the specialists at 211 listen, identify underlying problems, and connect people in need with resources and services in their community that improve their lives.

How Can You Access 211?

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please reach out through calling, texting, chatting, or emailing.

  • Dial 2-1-1 or (352) 332-4636. Calling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Text your zip code to 898-211.

Information for Victims of Domestic Violence or Homeless Families

If you are a case manager and need specific forms or resources for domestic violence/homeless family referrals, please follow the link using the red button below.

Community Resource Information and Helpful Links

FOOD

2nd Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
850-785-2656
An Angel’s Pantry
850-814-2488
Beach Care Services
850-235-3002
Bridges of Hope
850-215-7241
Callaway Assembly of God
769-5646
Catholic Charities
850-763-0475
Doorways
850-481-5646
Family of God Baptist Church
850-769-4021
Family Service Agency
850-871-1721
First Baptist Church of Panama City
850-785-6146
Panama City Rescue Mission
850-769-0783
Woodlawn Methodist Church
850-234-3196

EMPLOYMENT/JOB SEARCH

Beach Care Services
850-235-3002
Career Source Gulf Coast
850-872-3853
Goodwill Industries
850-522-3900
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
850-872-4380

FAMILY WELL BEING

Bay County Council on Aging
850-769-3468
Life Management Center
850-547-5114
APD – Agency for Persons with Disabilities
850-872-7652

CLOTHES/HOUSING

Bay County Council on Aging
850-769-3468
Beach Care Services
850-235-3002
Doorways
850-481-5646

EDUCATION

Goodwill Industries
850-522-3900
Gulf Coast State College
850-769-1551
Haney Technical Center
850-747-5500

HEALTHCARE/INSURANCE

BASIC NWFL
850-785-1088
Bay County Health Dept.
850-872-4666
Bay County Council on Aging
850-769-3468
Catholic Charities
850-763-0475
St. Andrews Baptist Church
850-763-2345
Healthy Start
850-872-4130

LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Bay County Sheriff Dept.
850-747-4700
Panama City Police Dept.
850-872-3112
Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program
866-872-7760

FOOD

Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center
850-674-1818
Capital Area Community Action
850-674-5067
Catholic Charities
850-763-0475
Chipola Community Church
850-674-1230
Doorways
850-481-5646
Chipola Family Ministries
850-482-6407

EMPLOYMENT/JOB SEARCH

Career Source Chipola
850-674-5088
Goodwill Industries
850-522-3900
Quality Labor Mgt.
https://myqlm.com/
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
850-872-4380
Calhoun County Gov.
Calhoun County School District
850-647-5927 ext. 20

FAMILY WELL BEING

Healthy Families
850-482-5391
Life Management Center
850-547-5114
Anchorage Children’s Home
850-763-7102
Calhoun County Community

CLOTHES/HOUSING

BASIC NWFL
850-785-1088
Career Source Chipola
850-674-5088
Chipola Family Ministries
850-482-6407
Doorways
850-481-5646
Salvation Army
850-229-2901
Homeless and Housing
850-481-5446

EDUCATION

Chipola College
850-526-2761
Florida Panhandle Technical College
850-638-1180
Goodwill Industries
850-522-3900
Jackson County Adult Education
850-482-9617

HEALTHCARE/INSURANCE

BASIC NWFL
850-785-1088
Calhoun County Health Dept.
850-674-5645
Children’s Home Society
850-747-5411
Catholic Charities
850-763-0475
Chipola Healthy Start
850-482-1236
FL Dept. of Children/Families

LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Calhoun County Sheriff Office
850-674-5049
Calhoun County Fire Dept.
Blountstown Fire Dept.
850-674-4988
Poison Information Center
1-800-222-1222

FOOD

First Baptist Church – Eastpoint
850-670-8585
First United Methodist Church – Carrabelle
850-697-3672
Franklin Promise Coalition Food Pantry
850-653-3930
Van Johnson Community Center – Apalachicola
850-653-9319
Second Harvest of Big Bend

EMPLOYMENT/JOB SEARCH

Career Source Gulf Coast – Franklin County
850-653-4981
Port St. Joe Community Resource Center
850-229-1641

FAMILY WELL BEING

Liberty County Senior Citizens
850-697-2371
Area Agency on Aging
850-229-8466/6655 or 850-227-2102
Capital Area Community Action
850-653-8057
ELC of NWFL
850-747-5400
FL Early Steps
800-218-0001

CLOTHES/HOUSING

Franklin Promise Coalition
850-653-3930
Pennysworth on HWY 98 in Apalachicola
850-653-9405
First United Methodist Church – Carrabelle
850-697-3672

EDUCATION

Early Edu Care
850-818-9003
Franklin County School District
850-670-2810
Gulf Coast State College
850-227-9670
Head Start
866-763-6481

HEALTHCARE/INSURANCE

Franklin County Health Department
850-697-4142
Eastpoint Medical Center
850-670-8585
Weems Memorial Hospital
850-653-8853

LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBERS

FCSD
850-670-8500
Apalachicola Police Dept
850-653-9755
Carrabelle Police Dept
850-697-3691
FL Poison Control
800-222-1222

FOOD

Catholic Charities
850-763-0475
Second Harvest of Big Bend
Salvation Army
850-229-2903
Doorways, Inc.
850-481-5446
Gulf Coast Hope Center
229-449-1558

EMPLOYMENT/JOB SEARCH

Career Source Gulf Coast
850-872-4340
Website

FAMILY WELL BEING

Area Agency on Aging
850-229-8466/6655 or 850-227-2102
Capital Area Community Action Port St. Joe
850-653-8057
ELC NWFL
850-747-5400
Life Management Center
850-522-4485
Humane Society
850-227-1103
Division of Blind Services
850-872-4181
North FL Child Dev.
850-639-5080

CLOTHES/HOUSING

Goodwill Big Bend
850-308-7464
BASIC NWFL
850-785-1088
Capital Area Community Action
850-653-8057
First United Methodist Church
850-227-1724

EDUCATION

Capital Area Community Action Port St. Joe
653-8057
Gulf District Schools
850-229-8256
Gulf Coast State College
850-227-9670
EEC
850-818-9003

HEALTHCARE/INSURANCE

PanCare Health
850-229-1043
North Florida Medical
850-385-4494
Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart at Wewahitchka
850-568-1053
Health Dept.
850-227-1276
DCF
850-300-4323
Healthy Start
850-872-4130
FL Kid Care
888-540-5437

LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Emergency Management
850-674-8075
Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program
866-218-4738
FL Poison Control
800-222-1222

FOOD

Feeding the Gulf Coast
850-626-1332
WIC
850-547-8684
Salvation Army
850-547-1117 (Lisa Tate)
Catholic Charities
850-763-0475

EDUCATION/EMPLOYMENT/JOB SEARCH

Career Source Chipola
Chipola College
850-526-2761
Holmes County School District
850-547-9341
Florida Panhandle Technical College
850-638-1180

FAMILY WELL BEING

FL. Dept Child/Families
Doorways of NWF
Tri County Council on Aging
Life Management Center
850-547-5114
Holmes County Council on Aging
850-547-2345
Holmes County Special Needs Registry
Directory of Services in FL for Families with Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Tri-County Head Start

CLOTHES/HOUSING

Holmes County Housing Authority
850-547-1111
BASIC NWFL
850-785-1088
Tri-County Community Council
850-547-4263
Northwest FL Regional Housing Authority
850-263-4442

HEALTHCARE/INSURANCE

Florida Dept. Health – Holmes County
850-547-8500
Pan Care Health Medical
850-547-5547
Holmes County Pregnancy and Family Center
850-547-5213
Healthy Start

LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Holmes County Sheriff Dept.
Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program
866-218-4738
Holmes County Fire Dept.
Poison Information Center
1-800-222-1222

FOOD

Catholic Charities
850-763-0475
Chipola Family Ministries JAX Food Pantry
850-482-6407
Doorways
850-481-5446
Innovative Charities
850-573-5526
Restoration Network
850-593-1900
Second Harvest
St. Lukes Episcopal Church
850-482-2431
Tri-County Community Council
850-638-4520
First Presbyterian Church
850-526-2430

EMPLOYMENT/JOB SEARCH

Career Source Chipola
850-663-4419
Jackson County Employment
850-482-9633
City of Marianna
850-633-4419
Jackson County School Board
850-482-1200
Goodwill of Big Bend
850-394-4131

FAMILY WELL BEING

Jackson County Senior Citizen Org.
850-263-4650/3401 (Graceville)
JCSC Org. Marianna
850-482-5028/4914
JTRANS
850-482-7433
Legal Services of NWF
850-875-9881
Restoration Network
850-593-1900
CARE
866-317-7050

CLOTHES/HOUSING

Habitat for Humanity-Restore
850-482-2187
Marianna Restore
850-482-7997
Chipola Family Ministries
Northwest FL Regional Housing
850-263-4442
Chipley Housing Authority
My Father’s Closet
850-263-9555

EDUCATION

SENET
850-638-6131
Adult Education
850-482-9617

HEALTHCARE/INSURANCE

Jackson Health Dept.
850-526-2412
Panhandle Area Health Network
850-482-5771
Chipola Healthy Start
850-482-1236
DCF
850-300-4323

LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
850-482-9624
Fire Dept.
850-718-0000
Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program
866-218-4738

FOOD

A Hand Up
850-257-5786
Innovative Charities
850-573-5526
St. Anne’s Catholic Church
850-482-3734
Shepherd’s Gate Church
850-303-9521
Tri-County Community Council, Inc.
850-638-4520

EMPLOYMENT/JOB SEARCH

Career Source Chipola
850-633-4419
Washington County Human Resources
850-415-5151
City of Chipley Job Opportunities
850-638-6350

FAMILY WELL BEING

Anchorage Children’s Home
850-763-7102
A Hand Up
850-257-5786
BASIC NWFL
850-785-1088
Florida Dept. of Children and Families
Innovative Charities
850-573-5526
Washington County Council on Aging
850-638-6216
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8225
Life Management Center
850-522-4485
Healthy Families
850-522-4485 ext. 1600
Agency Persons with Disabilities
850-482-9109
City of Marianna, Florida
850-482-2217
Washington County Veterans Service Office
850-638-6140

CLOTHES/HOUSING

Habitat for Humanity – Chipola Area
Chipley Housing Authority
850-638-0134
Tri-County Community Council

EDUCATION

Florida Panhandle Technical College
850-638-1180
Washington Institute for Specialized Education
850-638-6020

HEALTHCARE/INSURANCE

Florida Kid Care
888-540-5437
Washington County Health Dept.
850-638-6240
NW FL Community Hospital
850-638-1610
Chipley Medical Group
850-638-0552
Family Healthcare of Chipley
850-638-3400
Vernon Clinic
850-535-2096
Graceville Clinic
850-263-0639
hospital/
Pancare Heath Washington County
850-676-4926

LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Washington County Sheriff’s Office
850-638-6111
Chipley Police Dept.
850-638-6110
Marianna Fire Dept.
850-482-2414
Washington County EMS
850-638-9162
Fire/EMS Dept
850-535-4845
Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program
866-218-4738