Community Resources

Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry

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ACCHH resource Guide

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

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Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center

Urges citizens to stay vigilant about their safety and the safety of others when it comes to the crime of sexual assault. The Center encourages the community to visit the RAINN (Rape, Incest, and Abuse National Network) website. Click here for tips on reducing one’s risk of sexual assault.
The Center offers confidential phone counseling 24 hours a day at 352-264-6760 or toll-free 866-252-5439. Callers can remain anonymous.

At-Risk-Teens Site

Information and resources to assist parents with at-risk-youth

Best Employment and Career Links Site

Employment search engine for teens and students looking for jobs. Also, many job preparation articles to read as well.

Community Websites

Follow these links for access to some of the local/county newsletters.
Alachua County Newsletter offer information on Alachua County Events and Actions.
Bradford County Newsletter offers information on Bradford County Events and Actions.
Gainesville City Newsletters offers information on Gainesville City Events and Actions.
University of Florida News offers information on the University of Florida’s events and announcements.

Displaced Homemaker Program: Focus on the Future

Empowerment and Employability, Life Management, Financial Management, Basic Computer Skills classes, and more are being offered by Santa Fe College throughout the year. Classes are free of charge to eligible participants.
Pre-registration is online only. For more information, please call 352-395-5047 or visit them online.

Early Learning Coalition

The Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County (ELCAC) in Gainesville, FL, serves as a resource for families and early childhood educators. Providing enriching early learning opportunities for children age birth to five ensures that children will begin school ready to learn. Visit the ELCAC’s website for more information.

Florida Association of Teen Courts

Provides an overview of teen courts and drug courts in the State of Florida.

Florida KidCare Health Insurance

Learn about Florida KidCare – health insurance for children from low or moderate income families. If your organization would like a free training presentation for your staff, contact Florida KidCare for more information.

Florida Trend’s NEXT

There is a great Internet site to assist students in high school with their “teen” issues and opportunities that they can prepare for now. Visit Florida NEXT online for additional information.

GED Online Services

This site provides numerous resources to youth that are planning to take the GED exams.

Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a FREE program for pregnant women, infants and children up to 3 years of age. The program provides women with the help they need to have healthy babies. Services are based on need, not income. Click here for more information.

High School Ace

This is the academic studying homepage for high school students.

How to Parent a Teen

Great site to assist parents with raising children. Click here.

Investing for Kids

Learn about saving and investing young.

Resources For Parents

There’s a great website to assist parents in raising their teen and pre-teen age children. Click here for information.

Sarkis Clinical Trials

Sarkis clinical Trials conducts mental health and other research studies for participants of all ages, ranging from infants to adults. Our studies address issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, autism and ADHD. Studies addressing other medical issues are also conducted for migraines, insomnia, flu virus and epilepsy. All research participants receive testing, treatment, study-related medication and doctor’s visits at no charge. Eligible participants may also receive reimbursement for time and travel. For more information or to sign up for a study please contact 352-333-0094 or visit Sarkis Clinical Trials online.


Available for Down Payment Assistance for the purchase of new and existing homes. Homebuyers may be eligible for up to $8,000 towards the purchase of a home in Alachua County. There are specific guidelines to qualify for this program, please call us at 352-264-7013 for more details. Homepage

St. Francis House

To find out more about the St. Francis House, visit their website.

Teen Merchant and Entrepreneur Resources

Interested in starting your own business one day? For information on business, finance, and economics click here.

Teen Pregnancy Considerations

To assist you with questions and considerations that you might have regarding teenage pregnancy, click here for further information.

Teen Resume Writing Site

Click here for more information.

The Center for Independent Living

The Center for Independent Living’s mission is: “We are empowering people with disabilities to exert their individual rights to live as independently as possible, make personal life choices and achieve full community inclusion.” Our Center is a 501(c)(3) Private Not-For-Profit Organization committed to the Principles of the Independent Living Philosophy.

Tobacco Free Florida

Tobacco Free Florida offers a number of free and convenient resources to help tobacco users quit.The Florida Quitline and Web Coach® are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Veterans in Healthcare

Please click here for more information.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain or retain employment. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.

United Way

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Click here for the 2-1-1 Helpline Directory.

Youth Organizations, Centers and Clubs

Click here for a listing of Gainesville area youth programs, counseling centers and related services.