Community Resources for Citrus County FL


HOUSING | RESOURCE &/OR ACTION:

Shelters for men, women & children, veterans: Mission in Citrus - Crystal River & Inverness www.missionincitrus.com CALL FIRST! for requirements, location of resources & space in programs. 2488 North Pennsylvania Ave Crystal River, FL 34428 (352)794-3825 306 South Park Ave Inverness, FL 34450 (352)419-6506

Shelter for men, women, children, and families: The Path of Citrus County www.pathofcitrus.org (352)527-6500 ext. 1 21 S Melbourne St, Beverly Hills, FL 34465CALL FIRST! for requirements, location of resources & space in programs. •Christian living environment, focus on getting employment:

Christian shelter for single men or single women, children The Sanctuary www.sanctuarymission.org Main (352)621-3277 - 7463 W Grover Cleveland Blvd, Homosassa, FL 34446 Men - (352)601-8025 Women - (352)422-1877 CALL FIRST! for requirements, location of resources & space in programs.

Deposits for utilities, energy assistance, home repair, water, utilities Salvation Army SHELTER •Cold weather shelter only (below 40 degrees) http://www.salvationarmyflorida.org/citrus (352)513-4960 712 S School Ave Lecanto, FL 34461 Electric, appointment only •Humanitarian Service: Food, personal hygiene All other needs: Mon-Fri 9am-11:30am & 1pm-3:30pm

Builds new houses for qualified people •Rent, Utilities, Other Habitat For Humanity www.habitatcc.org (352)563-2744

Weatherization/household repairs Mid Florida Community Services http://www.mfcs.us.com (352)527-3809 Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm by appt only. Provides to eligible low-income households: •Weatherization Program-household repairs to help lower electric bill •Rent/Mortgage •Case Management •Funding for emergency home repairs and rehabilitation services to correct structural or health/safety related issues including: Home Maintenance and Minor Repair Services Home Rehabilitation Grants - Roof repairs - Electrical wiring - Sewage/waste disposal connections - Heating/cooling systems; Low Income Energy Assistance

STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP (SHIP): CITRUS COUNTY GOVERNMENT - COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES 2804 Marc Knighton Court Lecanto, FL 34461 (352)527-7520 https://citrusbocc.com/departments/community_services/housing_services/index.php

Assists with Rent &/or Utilities: Daystar Life Center www.daystarcitruscounty.org (352)795-8668 6751 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Crystal River, FL 34429 Photo ID required. Assists with: •Clothing- 2 times per year •Household items from fire loss (proof from Red Cross of Fire) •Help with Rent •Help with Utilities Mon. – Fri. 9am- 1:30pm. BE THERE NO LATER THAN 1:00PM •FOOD PANTRY- Hours: Mon.- Fri. 9am– 1:30 pm. 6 times per year.

Rentals available for low income residents: Community Housing Partners https://www.communityhousingpartners.org/ 888-277-0631 •Inverness: Heron Woods (352)726-1113 •Lecanto: Magnolia Village (352)746-0373 •Crystal River: Nature Walk (352)563-0890

FOOD | RESOURCE &/OR ACTION:

Lifetree Church 1st Presbyterian of Crystal River (352)795-2259 www.jesus-loves-us.com 1501 SE US Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL 34429 Food Pantry- 2nd & 4th Tues 9:30am-12:00pm (Nov & Dec only 1x/month). DL & SS needed for every member of family. For emergency, gas card, food, power, etc: call Pastor directly.

Christian Center Church www.christian-center.church (352)628-5076 7961 W Green Acres St, Homosassa, FL 34446 last Friday of month from 9:30AM until food runs out During COVID: Drive Thru only

Calvary Church www.calvary.online (352)637-5100 2728 E Harley St, Inverness, FL 34453 FOOD PANTRY Thursday only from 10 am-12 noon. Can pick up 1x/month. Feed Homeless every Thurs 12 noon at Connections Resource Center at: 2435 North Florida Ave Hernando, Florida 34442

Citrus Springs Church of God www.citrusspringscog.com (352)489-3886 9921 N Deltona Blvd, Citrus Springs, FL 34434 FOOD PANTRY Hours: 1st & 3rd Tues each month 8am-11am

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church www.gshernando.org (352)746-7161 Food distributed by SOS (SERVING OUR SAVIOR) MINISTRY 439 E Norvell Bryant Hwy, Hernando FL, 34442 Thursday mornings, 8:30-11am. Register in person

Inverness Calvary Chapel www.calvaryinv.com (352)726-1480 960 US-41, Inverness, FL 34450 Food Boxes Hours: Thursday - Noon-2pm SOUP KITCHEN Hours: Thursday - Noon - 2pm

We Care Food Pantry www.wecarefoodpantry.org (352)503-2079 5259 W Cardinal St, Homosassa, FL 34446 (back building) Tues. & Thurs. from 10am-2pm to sign up. •Food is distributed two Saturdays of the month. According to alphabet •roof of residence, income, ss card, photo ID/DL. •Call for pick up details •Mobile delivery available 3x monthly – call first

Citrus United Basket (C.U.B.) www.citrusunitedbasketonline.org (352)344-2242 1201 Parkside Ave, Inverness, FL 34450 Emergency assistance with: •Living expenses, furniture, linens and toys •Utilities- electric, water Driver’s license required. •FOOD PANTRY- Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 am–2:30pm Please ring the bell and someone will bring the food out.

Daystar Life Center www.daystarcitruscounty.org (352)795-8668 6751 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Crystal River, FL 34429 Assists with: Photo ID required. •Clothing- 2 times per year •Household items from fire loss (proof from Red Cross of Fire) •Help with Rent •Help with Utilities Mon. – Fri. 9am- 1:30pm. BE THERE NO LATER THAN 1:00PM •FOOD PANTRY- Hours: Mon.- Fri. 9am– 1:30 pm. 6 times per year.

Helping Hands of Our Lady Fatima 604 US Hwy 41S Inverness, FL 34450 (352)726-1707 www.ourladyoffatimainv.org/services/helping-hands No rental or eviction assistance. Hours Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm •Pharmacy •Electric, Water •Clothing, household items •Food Pantry – Hours M-F 10am – 2pm

Helping Hands Ministry Food Pantry 4950 N Lecanto Hwy Beverly Hills, FL 34465 (352)746-2970 https://www.fbcbh.com/ Hours: 9-11a.m. every 3rd Saturday Areas served: Beverly Hills, or 5 mile radius of the church. Need proof of residency.

1st Lutheran Church of Inverness 1900 W. Hwy 44 Inverness, FL 34452 (352)726-1637 Business Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10am-1pm

The New Church Without Walls http://www.newchurchwithoutwalls.com/ 300 S. Kensington Ave Lecanto FL 34461 (352)344-2425 Let’s Feed Citrus days and times vary so call first ex. March 9:am every Wednesday (March 3,10,17,24, 2021)

Homosassa residents only: 1st United Methodist Church of Homosassa http://www.1umc.org 8831 W Bradshaw St Homosassa, FL 34448 (352)628-4083 Electric: $25 for shut off notice only, once per lifetime. Bring shut off notice and ID FOOD PANTRY- Hours: THURS ONLY 8am-11am 1 bag once per month

Salvation Army http://www.salvationarmyflorida.org/citrus (352)513-4960 712 S School Ave Lecanto, FL 34461 Electric, appointment only. All other needs: Hours Mon-Fri 9am-11:30am & 1pm-3:30pm Humanitarian Service: Food, personal hygiene SHELTER •Citrus Co. Shelter: Cold weather shelter only (below 40 degrees)

Dept. of Children and Families- State of Florida 1-866-762-2237 www.statefl.us www.myflfamilies.com/access •TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) payments •Food Stamps •Medically needy Food, medical assistance, cash assistance, childcare, abuse hotline, Medicaid, disaster SNAP, refugee services.

St. Margaret's Episcopal 114 N. Osceola Ave Inverness, FL 34450 (352)726-3153 Business Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30-11:45am Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30-11:45am

7th Day Adventist Church 5863 W CARDINAL STREET Homosassa, FL 34446 (352)628-7950 Business Hours: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 3-4pm 1st & 3rd Tuesdays -- 3-4pm

S.O.S. Food Pantry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 439 E Norvell Bryant Hwy Hernando, FL 34442 (352)513-5857 Business Hours: 8:30am-11:00am--Thursdays

1st Baptist Church 8545 E Magnolia St. Floral City, FL 34436 (352)726-4296 Business Hours: 3rd Thursday of the Month-1-3pm

1st Baptist Church 700 N. Citrus Ave Crystal River, Florida 34428 (352)795-3367 Business Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10am-1pm Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10am-1pm

Crystal River Church of God 2180 NW 12th Ave Crystal River, FL 34428 (352)795-3079 https://www.crystalrivercog.com/other-ministries/ Business Hours: Tuesdays 10am-1pm Serving food every Tuesday, 10am-1pm

Crystal River United Methodist 4801 N. Citrus Ave. Crystal River , FL 34428 (352)795-3148 Business Hours: 2nd & 4th Thursdays - 10am-12:30pm

Community Food Bank of Citrus County 5259 West Cardinal Street Building B Homosassa Springs, FL 34446 (352)628-3663 www.communityfoodbankofcitruscounty.org

TRANSPORTATION | RESOURCE &/OR ACTION:

Citrus County Transit (352)527-7630 http://www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/fleettrans/trans/tran sportation.htm •Door to door- call & schedule 2 business days by noon, suggested one week in advance. •Fixed route - call or visit website for schedule & route of 26 stops cross county. Runs M-F 8am- 4pm

UTILITIES RESOURCE &/OR ACTION:

Citrus United Basket (C.U.B.) www.citrusunitedbasketonline.org (352)344-2242 1201 Parkside Ave, Inverness, FL 34450 Emergency assistance with: •Living expenses, furniture, linens and toys •Utilities- electric, water Driver’s license required. FOOD PANTRY- Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 am–2:30pm

Helping Hands of Our Lady Fatima 604 US Hwy 41S Inverness, FL 34450 (352)726-1707 www.ourladyoffatimainv.org/services/helping-hands No rental or eviction assistance. Hours Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm •Food •Pharmacy •Electric, Water •Clothing, household items Food Pantry – Hours M-F 10am–2pm

Salvation Army http://www.salvationarmyflorida.org/citrus (352)513-4960 712 S School Ave Lecanto, FL 34461 Electric, appointment only. Humanitarian Service: Food, personal hygiene All other needs: Hours Mon-Fri 9am-11:30am & 1pm-3:30pm SHELTER •Citrus Co. Shelter: Cold weather shelter only (below 40 degrees)

Citrus County Housing Energy Assistance (352)527-7520 •Assists with electric bills, various other programs •Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

Daystar Life Center www.daystarcitruscounty.org (352)795-8668 6751 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Crystal River, FL 34429 Assists with: Photo ID required. •Clothing- 2 times per year •Household items from fire loss (proof from Red Cross of Fire) •Help with Rent •Help with Utilities Mon. – Fri. 9am- 1:30pm. BE THERE NO LATER THAN 1:00PM •FOOD PANTRY- Hours: Mon.- Fri. 9am– 1:30 pm. 6 times per year.

PERSONAL SAFETY | RESOURCE &/OR ACTION:

CASA 1100 Turner Camp Rd Inverness, FL 34453 (352)344-8111 Domestic Violence Shelter for victim and children along with assistance in becoming independent

LEGAL Low Cost | RESOURCE &/OR ACTION:

Community Legal Services of Mid Florida www.clsmf.org (352)726-8512 Legal assistance civil matters low-income individuals 8:30am-Noon 1pm- 5pm

CHILD CARE | RESOURCE &/OR ACTION:

NATURE COAST EARLY LEARNING COALITION Services: Child Care Expense Assistance, School Readiness Programs 382 North Suncoast Blvd Crystal River, FL 34429 (352)563-9939 elc-http://naturecoast.org

OFFICE OF EARLY LEARNING - STATE OF FLORIDA CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES(SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM) Child Care Expense Assistance (866) 357-3239 http://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com

EMPLOYMENT | RESOURCE &/OR ACTION:

Vocational Rehabilitation RehabWorks (352)560-6029 rehabworks.org

Job Finding Assistance Career counseling and exploration - Job search assistance - Education information and referrals - Individual and group training - Resume and interview assistance CAREERSOURCE - CITRUS 683 South Adolph Pt Lecanto, FL 34461 (352)249-3278 http://careersourceclm.com

Job Websites for those aged 50 and older http://workforce50.com

Volunteer opportunities Nature Coast Volunteer Program https://citrusbocc.com/departments/community_services/support_services/nature_coast_volunteer_center/index.php

EDUCATION | RESOURCE &/OR ACTION:

TECHNICAL/TRADE SCHOOL EDUCATION (352)726-2430 wtcollege.org

Financial Aid https://studentaid.gov/

Computer and Related Technology Classes (free) Citrus County Public Libraries (352)746-6622 http://citruslibraries.org

FINANCES | RESOURCE &/OR ACTION:

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HEALTHCARE | RESOURCE &/OR ACTION:

DENTAL LOW COST:

Langley-sliding scale https://LangleyHealth.com/inverness- dental (352)419-4056 appt:(888)298-5510 314S Line Ave Inverness, FL 34452 hours by appointment

Samaritans 9020 W Atlas Dr Homosassa, FL 34448 (352)613-2630 free extractions, fillings, other as available -appointment only

Nature Coast Ministries – No Cost Dental www.myncm.com (352)563-1860 Appt only 7655 W Gulf to Lake Hwy– Unit 8, Crystal River FL 34429

MEDICAL LOW COST:

Langley Medical (also Podiatry) Sliding Scale https://langleyhealth.com/inverness_medical/ (352)419-5760 Hours: by appt 151 E Highland Blvd., Suite 151, Inverness, FL 34452

Doctors' Free Clinic of Citrus County Sliding Scale dfccc.org (352)212-2365 Hours: by appt 3700 W Sovereign Path Lecanto FL, 34461

Diagnostic evaluations for Dementia -Patient care for Dementia -Clinical trials to test treatments for Dementia USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute 4001 E Fletcher Ave Tampa, FL 33613 (813)396-0606

Samaritans 9020 W Atlas Dr Homosassa, FL 34448 (352)613-2630 Appointment only

VETERINARY CARE LOW COST:

Snippet - Low Cost https://www.snippetvet.com/ (352)419-4439 Hours: by appt 1907 W Main Street, Inverness, FL 34452

SUPPORT | RESOURCE &/OR ACTION:

TELEPHONE REASSSURANCE: The Telephone Reassurance Program creates a sense of security through regular phone contact with one of our trained volunteers AT NO COST TO YOU. The Telephone Reassurance program will have a trained volunteer call you once a week or daily, Monday through Friday. Calling times vary from 8:00 am - 4:00 p.m. Please call (352)527-5959 or email ncvc@citrusbocc.com.

SENIOR COMPANION: Requesting Companionship: To request a Senior Companion please contact (352)527-5959. A Senior Companion is able to... ∙Provide assistance with important daily activities. ∙Provide transportation to medical appointments, grocery store, etc. ∙Have a watchful eye to notice when extra care is necessary. ∙Offer encouragement to remain physically and mentally active. ∙Give assistance with letter writing and varied errands. ∙Present community service information. ∙Make a friendship that can last a lifetime. ∙To Volunteer: Income eligible Senior Companion Volunteers will receive a small stipend and mileage reimbursement.

Multiple Services Provided to Seniors (sliding scale?): Nature Coast Senior Programs https://citrusbocc.com/departments/community_services/support_services/senior_programs/index.php (352)527-5930 (352)527-5975 ●Community Centers & Senior Dining Sites - (Senior Centers) ●Assessment and Case Management ●Emergency Alert Response System ●Home making (Cleaning, Mopping, Dusting, etc.) ●Meals On Wheels & Pet Meals ●Respite Care (Caregiver Relief) ●Companionship (Sitter, Read, Write, etc.) ●Chore (Heavy duty cleaning) ●Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAEP) ●Shopping Assistance ●Telephone Reassuring ●Personal Care (Bathing, Grooming, etc.)

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - CITRUS COUNTY ncintergroup.com Various Locations Inverness FL 34452| (352)621-0599 www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa-resources

Support groups for Friends and Relatives of individuals experiencing alcohol dependency AL - ANON FAMILY GROUPS (888) 425-2666 Helpline/Hotline www.al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/find-an-al-anon-meeting/

Drug Use Disorder Support Groups 12 STEP PROGRAM - NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS (352)508-1604 Helpline/Hotline Mon-Sun 24 hours www.nanaturecoast.org Phone Meetings: Services: meetings.nabyphone.com Virtual Meetings: Services: http://virtual-na.org/meetings

Families/Friends of Individuals With a Drug Use Disorder Information & Support Groups NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUPS - FLORIDA REGION (888)947-8885 Helpline/Hotline Florida naranonfl.org NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUPS - NATIONAL (800)477-6291 Helpline/Hotline http://nar-anon.org

Grief Support Groups FRIENDS OF CITRUS AND THE NATURE COAST Program provides grief and bereavement support, day camps, and educational programs/workshops. 8471 West Periwinkle Lane Suite B Homosassa Springs, FL 34446 (352)249-1470 friendsofcitrus.org

Bereaved Parent Support Groups Compassionate Friends (877)969-0010 http://compassionatefriends.org/find-support/chapters/chapter-locator/

Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups MEMORY LANE RESPITE 8831 West Bradshaw Street Homosassa, FL 34448 (352)628-4083 1umc.org

12-step support groups focused on developing healthy relationships CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Online/ Telephone Resource coda.org/find-a-meeting (888)444-2359

Mental Health Related Support Groups NAMI (844)687-6264 support@namicitrus.org namicitrus.org

SELF-HELP GROUP Mental Health Mental Health Related Support Groups (866)221-0302 http://recoveryinternational.org/meetings/

Hotline and Website for Gamblers Anonymous (855)222-5542 Helpline/Hotline 855-2-CALL-GA http://gamblersanonymous.org/ga/locations

Sexual/Love Addiction Support Groups (800)477-8191 http://saa-recovery.org/Meetings

Weight Related Support Groups ANOREXIA NERVOSA AND RELATED DISORDERS (888)375-7767 Helpline/Hotline http://anad.org

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS 12-step self-help program for compulsive overeating, offering meetings online, by phone and in-person. (781)932-6300 http://foodaddicts.org/find-meeting

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-step self-help program for compulsive overeating, offering meetings online, by phone and in-person. (505)891-2664 http://oa.org/find-a-meeting

MENTAL HEALTH CARE | RESOURCE &/OR ACTION:

CRISIS INTERVENTION(BAKER ACT (STATE FUNDED RECEIVING FACILITY) LIFESTREAM - ACCESS CENTER - CITRUS Voluntary and involuntary mental health crisis care (Baker Act) - Mental health and psychiatric assessments to determine treatment options available 6 Regina Boulevard Beverly Hills, FL 34465 (866)355-9394

Mobile CRISIS INTERVENTION CRISIS INTERVENTION (MOBILE RESPONSE TEAM (MRT) Program provides in-person crisis intervention and assessment services. Program may also provide supportive services including follow-ups, on-going to support and assistance connecting with needed services. 6 Regina Boulevard Beverly Hills, FL 34465 (352)408-6625

General Counseling Services LifeStream (352)228-4470 lsbc.net

Substance Use Disorder Counseling Services LifeStream CROSSROADS& TURNABOUT PROGRAMS 1554 North Meadowcrest Boulevard Crystal River, FL 34429

Club Recovery of Citrus County Hernando, Florida 34441 (352)419-4836 http://clubrecovery.org AA, NA, Al-Anon, and a meeting called Double Trouble for those with addiction and mental illness.

MARITAL: Debbie Kelley LLC 107 Dr Martin Luther King Ave Ste #2 Inverness, FL 34450 (856)238-5230 https://debbiekelleyllc.com Gottman Method for Couples

GENERAL, FAMILY & CHILD/ADOLESCENT: Deborah A Martin, Inc. 708 NE 6th Street Crystal River, FL 34428 (352)228-4969 www.deborahmartin.com

Behavioral Transitions -Citrus Memorial Inverness, FL 34450 (352)341-6111 Partial Hospitalization & Intensive Outpatient Therapy for those needing behavioral health services in person and virtually.

GENERAL | RESOURCE &/OR ACTION:

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