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Food

Where can I find a hot or prepared meal for myself or my family near me?

You can find information about soup kitchens and other places that serve meals in Florida at our meals page. Restrictions may apply.

How do I get food from a food bank or pantry? Are there any near me?

You can find pantries in Florida at our pantries page. Restrictions may apply.

How do I apply for food stamps?

At the Department of Children and Families.

How do I find food programs for pregnant women and children under age 5?

Find information about the WIC program at the Florida Department of Health.

How do I find out if I am eligible for WIC?

Find out at the Florida Department of Health WIC.

How do I find out if my children can get free lunch during the summer?

The Florida Department of Education has the answer.

How do I get food now?

The Florida Association of Food Banks site has the information.

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How do I get help if I think a child is being abused?

The Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-962-2873, or The Florida Abuse Hotline website.

How do I find help if I am being beaten up or abused?

The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233, or go to The National Domestic Violence Hotline website.

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How do I get a copy of a birth, death, marriage or divorce certificate?

Find Florida Vital Statistics forms and brochures.

How do I find a good child care center?

The Florida Department of Children and Families Provider Search.

How do I find information about getting a divorce?

At the Florida State Courts family forms.

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How do I find out what to do if my spouse is not paying child support?

The Florida Department of Revenue has information.

How do I find out if a child molestor live in my neighborhood?

Go to the s Florida Sexual Offenders and Predator.

How do I find someone who is in a Florida prison?

Search the Florida Department of Corrections.

How do I get more information about becoming a U.S. Citizen?

Go to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Medical (Return to Top)

How do I get insurance for my children?

Go to the Healthy Kids.

How do I qualify for Medicaid?

Find out at the Department of Children & Families.

How do I get help with affordable prescriptions?

Go to the Florida Discount Drug Card Program.

How do I get help with dental work if I do not have insurance?

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research site has information.

How do I qualify for Social Security?

See if you are eligible with the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool.

How do I find and compare health plans, hospitals, nursing homes and prescription costs?

Go to Florida Health Finder.gov.

How do I find a doctor in Florida?

Go to Florida Health Finder.gov.

How do I find resources for parents of disabled children?

The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation has more information.

How do I locate assisted living facilities?

Go to Florida Housing Search.org.

How do I find out what immunizations my child needs?

It depends on your childrens age: Birth to 6 years; or 7 through 18 years.

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How do I get a free cell phone?

Safelink Wireless has more information.

Education (Return to Top)

How do I find out if my child qualifies for Head Start?

Go to the Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center to find out.

How do I get information about free preschool programs in Florida?

The Florida Smart website.

How do I choose the best school for my child?

The School Choice Resource Center.

How do I select a college?

Going2College.org has the answers.

How do I pay for college?

Find out at Federal Student Aid.

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*All questions and answers above are a representative sample. While it is not possible to include all potential family-related questions, we will continue to add more questions, answers, and topics as our E-Government policies evolve.


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